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«Live Sustainably» training course in 3 words

We asked participants in our latest course to describe the training experience in 3 words.

This is what we got!

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Live Sustainably II: results

The second edition of “Live Sustainably” took place in Máriahalom, Hungary, from 9th to 17th August 2022.

The training course lasted 8 intense days in which 23 participants from 10 different countries discovered, explored and discussed ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

We deep-dived into topics and concepts such as the three divides, the transformative learning model, critical thinking, systems thinking, eco-anxiety, eco-competences, greenwashing…

We experienced forest bathing, becoming animal, deep listening, speaking from the heart, intention-setting, connecting with nature

We used Deep Ecology, the Work that Reconnects, the Way of Council, the learning tribes, journalling… as ways to guide and aid our shared learning experience.

Evaluation results:

We asked participants to give a score out of 10 to different aspects of the training, and these are the average scores that we got:

How useful was this training course for you?: 8,7

How much were the objectives of this course achieved?

  • To provide participants with the possibility to understand more the current environmental situation locally and globally. 7,3
  • To improve competences (knowledge, attitudes and abilities) to be able to choose a more respectful life with the planetary boundaries and to facilitate effectively a change of habits towards sustainability among the young people you work with. 8,6
  • To equip educators/youth workers with methods and practices to be able to facilitate group processes with young people on sustainability-related issues. 8,6
  • To encourage critical thinking to learn to unmask frequent phenomena such as “greenwashing” (fake sustainability). 9
  • To share resources and tools to inform and raise awareness of young people about the importance of caring for the environment, inspire and motivate them to modify their lifestyles towards more sustainable ones. 9,1
  • To join an international group of youth workers interested in promoting sustainability among the youth they work with. 9,4

How did the methods and tools that we used on this training course support your learning process? 8,5

How satisfied are you with the work of the trainers? 9,2

We, the trainers team, are humbled and overjoyed by the fantastic evaluation results that we’ve got!!

We thank the participants for their trust and involvement and we already look forward to a third edition of “Live Sustainably”!.

From left to right: Erika Karman, Ági Berecz and Esther Vallado, the 3 trainers in «Live Sustainably» second edition.

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Live Sustainably in 3 words

Participants in our latest training course «Live Sustainably» were asked to describe the training in 3 words. This is the result:

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«Save Our Seas» e-booklet

Cover of SoS booklet

This publication was created by Argonauta association as an outcome of the Training Course «Save Our Seas», which they organised and hosted with the support and expertise of Biodiversa and other 7 partners.

It contains 6 workshops created by participants in the training. The booklet is meant to serve as open-source material for youth trainers/youth workers and other educators to use when including current environmental topics into their projects and workshops.

The workshops are “ready-to-use” as they are or they can be generators of further ideas, they can be adapted, or some parts of them can be used isolated. We hope SOS e-booklet will be useful and will inspire you in your future work!

Click here to download the booklet.

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Global food system and local sustainable solutions

Our partners from SolAfrika have finalised the «manual to explore global food system and to act for local sustainable solutions», resulting from the training course «What’s in your plate?», which took place in Bédeille, France, from 25th August to 1st September last year (2015), in partnership with Biodiversa.

The booklet was written by the participants of the training course and edited by Solafrika, and it’s available here (click on the image below) in pdf format free of charge. Enjoy!

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Connecting with Nature: results

C2N Group picture cropped

Participants of Connecting with Nature. From left to right, standing: Iñigo, Hovhannes, Sarah, Noa, Agnese, Agita, Estefi, Flo, Sandra, Toni, Mikayel, Zara, Serbal, Kristina, Shhirin, Eni, Liene, David, Seb and Sole. From left to tight, squatting: Esther, Sorin, Masa, Isa, Álvaro, Catarina and Lydia. The countries represented were: Armenia, Albania, Austria, Germany, Latvia, Portugal, Moldova, Serbia and Spain.

We are happy to say that all the objectives of the project were met! We asked participants how far they thought that each objective was achieved and this is what they said Sigue leyendo

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Ruralise Yourself: results (II)

This is the second part of the results and outcomes of our «Ruralise Yourself!» international training course, which took place in Valeri, Asturias, from 5th to 11th May 2014. Enjoy!

Skills sharing

We made marigold handcream during the training course.

Calendula handcream making (Medium)

Here you have the recipe. Do it yourself!

«Dry the petals. Then, infuse them in oil in a water bath for 45 min. Melt wax and strain it, if necessary (the wax must be clean of impurities). Mix 5 tbsp of oil, 2 of wax and 1 of lavender or any other powerful flower’s extract, and mix it very well, in order to create a uniform cream. Then leave it to rest in a recipient.

Recipe to do the lavander extract:
– Pour 2 cups of 100 proof vodka into the jar of flowers.
– Cut 100 flower heads and put into a sterile jar.
– Twist the lid on, shake, and place out of direct sunlight.
Shake once a day during 8 days.

As you can see, I recomend to increment the proportion of oil, because the other day the cream was a bit hard, but it depends how you like it. While mixing it, you can see the consistence and correct the proportion as you like. But I think with 5 tbsp of oil instead of 4, might work!» Lidia Fanjul, from Gaiaysofia

We also made toothpaste:

And learned how to make soap:


Here’s a list of interesting books that we recommend (special thanks to Lidia and Seb, from Gaiaysofia for this!):

1. The Art of Fermentation
2. La Casa de mi Padre
3. Asturias, Región Agropolitana
4. Ecology, Community and Lifestyle
5. Sociología Rural – Agroecología
6. Nature’s Due
7. Thinking like a Mountain
8. Good Food for Everyone Forever
9. Towards a Transpersonal Ecology
10. Animate Earth
11. Space and Place
12. Widening Circles
14. Mycelium Running
15. Steps to an Ecology of Mind
16. Signs of Life
17. Small is Beautiful
18. Growing Gourmet Mushrooms
19. The Dream of the Earth
20. Active Hope
21. Creating a Forest Garden
22. Selfsufficiency
23. The Holistic Orchard
24. Hearing our Calling

And so much more!

And when we thought that we had shared all we had to share, we realised that we were soooo wrong. It had only just started! All this (and much more) has already been shared in our Facebook group way after we all got back home!:

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Post on a participant’s blog about the training course: Thank you, Chris!

Website from the neighbours who invited us for cider on the last day:

Website of our cook:

Hand made jewlery by one of the participants:

The project from the partner of a participant: sustainable handmade knotware:

To watch:

75 documentaries that will change how you see the world:
Russell Brand – Awakened Man:
Jane Goodall visits the University of Iowa:
The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz: (and the book in English – You can try download it from e.g.
The Overview Effect:
How we can eat our landscapes:
Winter nomads – hiver nomade (trailer):
The take (documentary), a new economy is emerging in Argentina…:
The Venus Project – Future By Design – Full documentary:
Alan Watts – Co jste to zapomněli:
The Power of Community. How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (sub español)

About gardening, food, ecology, eco-agriculture and «green intelligence»…:

I Thought She Was Just Gardening… Then I Looked Closer. WOW!!SPl6t
Vertical gardens:
7 Awesome DIY Hacks to Get You Gardening:
The Future of Food (EUropean Learning Partnership):
Open Source Ecology:

One last DIY! How to make non-toxic body wash:

And some life-changing stuff, ha! ;)… 12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life):

And last but not least, one of the most enjoyable results of our project: the invitation to home-made cider that we got from the fantastic neighbours!! Thank you so much!


Please leave us a comment to let us know whether you found this compilation of results useful or not! Thanks in advance!

This project has been possible thanks to the financial support of the  Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission.

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Ruralise Yourself!: results (I)

Many of you who couldn’t come to our «famous» «Ruralise Yourself!» training course, which took place in Valeri, Asturias, 5th to 11th May 2014,  have been asking for some information about the results and conclussions of the training course. It is hard to convey everything that happened during those wonder days, but we will do our best to at least share some of it with you readers.

This time we won’t bore you with tons of graphs like we did other times, but we will post only one, maybe the most compelling and representative one:

Evaluation Ruralise Yourself
As you can see, 100% of participants were happy with the general organisation of the course, with 66% being totally happy, 32% being very happy and 2% just happy.

Also, 98% of participants said that their expectations were met!… which we think is totally amazing, because expectations are usually high and it’s so difficult to meet everyones’. We are flattered! 58% of participants said their expectations have been totally met, 30% said very much met and 12% said they were met.

But what we probably care about the most is the answers to the next question, which reflect that the main aim of our training course was achieved!: «Are you more prepared and motivated  to live in a rural area?», with an stunning 100% of positive answers!!! 59% feel totally prepared, 25% very prepared and 14% just prepared. We are very excited and proud of this!!

All participants were also willing to make their personal compromises (the ones that they made during the last day of the training course) a reality, and we will see in the following lines that they actually did it, and 98% of them established strong bonds with other participants, which fullfills another one of our aims, which was to expand the network of «ruralisation».

Personal compromises

As we just said, all participants were willing to make their personal compromises a reality, and here are some testimonies which proove that they’ve managed, at least partially!

«Until now, I didn’t go to live in the countryside, but I increased my awareness about living in a more sustainable way. I use more bicycle instead of other means of transport, I buy fruit and vegetables not from big chains but from a small shop with local products, I try to save more electricity, water and to use less plastic bags, utensils, etc.
But the most important thing is that at «Ruralize Yourself» training I saw life from a different perspective. I met people with a very different world view from myself, which opened my eyes to see social and environmental problems from a different angle. More or less I am infiltrated with a consumer mindset, but in Valeri I met people who are just the opposite. We discussed many social, economic and environmental issues and I learned a lot of facts and information I would never know otherwise.» Ignat Stoychev, Bulgaria.

«I just changed the way I was thinking about life, dreams, goals and what I really want to do and to be as a person. I can`t say I made my compromise a reality, cause there is still a long way to pass, but for sure I am working on it all the time. Thank you for everything :)» Lyubomir Kovachev, Bulgaria.

«I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and I did it. I am involved in two projects this summer and I am more active and motivated than before the project. I want to buy a piece of land and so far this hasn’t become a reality but I am sure in time it will». Roxana Vacareanu, Romania (living in Valencia, Spain).

You can read more juicy testimonies from participants in this other post:


Together, participants extracted and selected tips and advices, resources, warnings, inspirational questions and drawings from the training course aiming to serve those of you who couldn’t be there with us. This is the result:

Tips and advices

Tips and advices





Inspirational questions

Inspirational questions

Visual messaging

Visual messaging

And they then created a giant triptych compiling the best of the best. This (below) is the artistic result. We upload these pictures in full quality so that you can zoom in and read every detail. Enjoy!… and feel free to leave us a comment telling us if you found this useful or not.



What and how

What and how



Click here for the second part of the results section:

This project has been possible thanks to the financial support of the  Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission.

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