Community Powerdown Course

Training for Leadership, Livelihoods and Local Resilience

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Cultivate have developed a 10 module learning programme and trained hosts to deliver it across Ireland.

The objective of this flexible course is to cultivate community leadership in sustainability. It aims to empower citizens to facilitate collective actions that nurture and sustain the economic, environmental and social well-being of their communities.

A 10 part TV Series was produced to accompany the course. All ten films, plus the course and trainers handbooks for this learning programme are available here.

1.   The Challenges AheadClimate, Energy and Sustainability
2.   The Power Of CommunitySocial Capital, Resilience and the Local Economy
3.   It’s All ConnectedWhole Systems Thinking and Permaculture
4.   Rethinking Energy Conservation, Efficiency and Appropriate Technology
5.   Getting AroundTransport and Mobility
6.   Deconstructing DinnerFood Miles, Trade and Food Systems
7.   ShelterFuture Proofing Our Homes and Buildings
8.   Energy Descent PathwaysPost Carbon Cities, Transition Towns and Eco Villages
9.   Global CitizenshipOpportunities for Change
10.  Where Do We Go From Here?Communication and Livelihoods

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