Archives for October 2017

Village Earth Welcomes Our Newest Affiliate “Ger Community Mapping Center” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Village Earth is happy to announce the newest member of our Global Affiliate Program “Ger Community Mapping Center” based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ger Community Mapping Center (GCMC) is a non – governmental organization dedicated to sustainable, equal access urban development through community engagement and participatory decision-making. The GCMC, formerly a community group named Eco Friendly Community, has been doing community mapping activities in the ger areas since 2012.

Ger promotes community mapping as a planning, awareness and outreach tool to advocate for sustainable, participatory and eco-friendly solutions to address local urban problems.​​ ​​​The central focus of their work is to engage local communities in discussions about issues they face in their local environment. As a former community group, they know how to reach out to and involve community members and do this by facilitating discussions with community members through community workshops, street meetings and gatherings. At these discussions they collectively identify issues, solutions and the next steps to improve these people’s communities.

We encourage you to follow Ger Community Mapping Project on Facebook and Twitter.

Village Earth is proud to represent and support so many amazing organizations around the globe.  These organizations understand the challenges in their own community and environment, and can generate creative solutions.  They often, however, need additional support to gain greater control over the decisions and resources that shape their lives, whether it’s cleaner water, protected land, thriving enterprises or better access to healthcare and education. Your donation to any of Village Earth’s Global Affiliates is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by U.S. law.

 

2018 Course Schedule for VE/CSU online certificate program in Sustainable Community Development

2018 Course Schedule for the Village Earth/CSU Online Program in Sustainable Community Development

The Village Earth/Colorado State University online certificate program in Sustainable Community Development is designed for people who currently work in community development and desire to advance their careers as well as those who plan to work or volunteer in this field. You will be equipped with practical tools to meet today’s challenges as project directors, community leaders, grassroots activists, funders, and field workers in community-based organizations and governmental and nongovernmental organizations. With a wide variety of electives, you can tailor the program to meet your needs and interests.To earn the certificate, you must complete the required courses of your chosen track and any elective courses of your choosing.  Each course runs five weeks and requires a minimum of 20 hours of student participation.  You may take courses in any order.  Each course costs $390.

Winter Session: January 12th – February 16th, 2018

Spring Session I: March 2nd – April 6th, 2018

Spring Session II: April 20th – May 5th, 2018

Summer Session I: June 8th – July 13th, 2018

Summer Session II: July 27th – August 31st, 2018

Fall Session I: September 14th – October 19th, 2018

Winter Session I: November 2nd – December 7th, 2018

 

*Schedule Subject to Change