Community Resilience - Ten Active Learning Sessions

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Powerdown  22464.jpgAn exploration into how we can adapt and thrive in these challenging times

Tuesdays 16 February - 27 April | 7.30-9.30pm | Course cost: €180 / Cultivate members: €150 (includes notes and DVD) | To book call: 01 674 5773 | Cultivate at the Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2

The goal of the course is to examine our vulnerability from a global and local perspective and explore how we can build community resilience to adapt to a changing world.

 

The course, using the Community Powerdown Toolkit of learning resources, is designed for anyone interested or working in the areas of sustainability, local resilience, the environment, community regeneration, development, green business and Transition towns. Using a participative learning format, featuring short presentations, case studies, games, discussions and multimedia, the 10 sessions are facilitated by Davie Philip a founding member of both Cultivate and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

The course fee includes course notes and readings, a Powerdown Show DVD featuring ten 20 minute films introducing each of the modules. An additional learning journey to Cloughjordan Ecovillage is also offered to participants. The ecovillage is an is an innovative development integrating with the town of Cloughjordan in North Tipperary where work has started on over 20 eco-homes and features renewable energy for heating, allotments, a community supported farm and plans for green enterprise.

Optional field trip: Learning Journey to Cloughjordan Ecovillage on Saturday 17th April (including return trip from Dublin to Cloughjordan, tour, presentation and light lunch): €65 \ Members and concessions €55

Two scholarship places will be offered to those passionate about, or active in, sustainability, resilience or development. If you are interested send an e-mail and tell us why you think you should receive one of these places.

For more information call Davie on 087 6340697 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This course fee includes course notes and readings, a Powerdown Show DVD featuring ten 20 minute films introducing each of the modules. An additional learning journey to Cloughjordan Ecovillage is also offered to participants. The ecovillage is an is an innovative development integrating with the town of Cloughjordan in North Tipperary where work has started on over 20 eco-homes and features renewable energy for heating, allotments, a community supported farm and plans for a green enterprise.

Outcomes: Learners will...

  • explore our vulnerability from a global and local perspective
  • develop skills and tools to adapt to a changing world
  • investigate systems thinking and how it might be applied
  • build community resilience leadership skills and capacity
  • look into the potential of the Transition process
  • identify local priorities for adaptive action

Schedule:

Tuesday 16th February - The Challenges Ahead – Economy. Justice, Climate, Energy and the Environment

Tuesday 23rd February - The Power Of Community – Social Capital, Resilience and the Local Economy

Tuesday 9th March - It’s All Connected - Whole Systems Thinking and Permaculture

Tuesday 16th March - Rethinking Energy – Conservation, Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology

Tuesday 23rd March - Getting Around - Transport and Mobility

Tuesday 30th March - Deconstructing Dinner - Food Miles, Trade and Local Food Systems,

Tuesday 6th April - Shelter - Future Proofing Our Homes and Buildings

Tuesday 13th April - Energy Descent Pathways - Engaging in the Transition process

Tuesday 20th April - Global Citizenship - Understanding our rights and responsibilities

Tuesday 27th April - Where Do We Go From Here? – Communication and Exploring New Livelihoods

Plus an optional field trip – Saturday 17th April - Learning Journey to Cloughjordan Ecovillage