Engaging Citizens in Community Led Transitions: conference, Sept 22 2017

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An Taisce, Feasta, the Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate are co-ordinating a conference on

ENGAGING CITIZENS IN COMMUNITY LED TRANSITIONS

Friday 22nd September – 10.00 – 16.30 – WeCreate WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary

How do we best encourage more public participation in climate action, sustainability and environmental protection, while improving citizen engagement in local community initiatives?

This conference, which is part of a research project by members of the Environmental Pillar on Citizen Engagement, will bring together researchers, NGOs, and community activists to explore this question.

This is an invitation-only event: to request an invite email convergence@cultivate.ie

PDF flyer about the conference

The conference will be part of the Convergence festival:

COMING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER, MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL 2017 celebrates Ireland’s response to the global challenges we face — through transformative, community-led approaches to meet our climate targets and implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a fair, healthy and low-carbon future. Across Ireland, citizens, social enterprises and communities are already using social innovation, co-production and collaborative consumption to strengthen resilience, foster their local economies, and create new jobs in areas such as food, transport, energy, education, housing and waste.
Join the conversation in Dublin, Carlow, Cloughjordan, Galway, Cork and Limerick.
Events organised by Feasta

About the author

Caroline Whyte collaborated with Richard Douthwaite on an online update of his book Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies in an Unstable World in 2002-3 and went on to study ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden in 2005-6, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She compiled the conclusion for Feasta's 2011 book Fleeing Vesuvius and was a contributor to the Feasta Climate Group's book Sharing for Survival in 2012. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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