The following Resources are being made available on this site. The Powerdown Show programmes and Powerdown Animations are available through the drop down menu on the left. The others will become available here in the coming days.

The Powerdown Show

“Powering up community, creativity and culture in these uncertain times.”

 The Powerdown Show is a series of 10 twenty-minute films, which explore how we might positively adapt to climate and energy uncertainty and build sustainable communities.

The programmes have been broadcast by community and public access TV stations in Ireland, Canada and Australia, as well as being screened by Transition communities from all over the world.

This TV show is based on the 10 themes of the Community Powerdown course and is used as a learning resource for delivering it.


A Cultivate Handbook for Learners

The handbook contains a collection of core readings, games and activities for the course participants. As well as introductions to each module, the handbook is punctuated with informative fact boxes and practical tips along with inspirational quotes and suggestions from thought leaders who have spoken at the Cultivate Centre over the years.


A Cultivate Handbook for Hosts

The handbook, which is a work in progress, introduces the structure of the Community Powerdown Course. It suggests games and activities which can be used to host the sessions and offers tips on being a facilitator. Introductions to world café and co-facilitating as well the ways in which people learn are included.


Powerdown Animations

20 short animations highlighting the themes and issues covered in the Powerdown Show


Global Warning

A three minute animation perfect for a younger audience. Created for Cultivate by artist Ben McDonald this short film introduces some of the issues of climate change. A study guide for this film is being produced


Exploring Community Resilience

This new publication from Nick Wilding and the network for local resilience pioneers gathers a mix of experience and academic insight into how to build more resilient communities.(supported by Carnegie UK Trust) available here comresilience-download

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