Davie Philip, coordinator of the Irish Transition Towns network, sees the ‘new emergency’ as a ‘once-in-a-species’ opportunity to make a controlled, planned transition to a post-industrial society. He asked whether the Transition Initiatives emerging around the world are up to this challenge and what more this young movement could be doing to facilitate the building of resilient communities.
Davie Philip is the Education Manager at the Cultivate Centre for sustainable living and learning in Dublin. He was a founding member of both Feasta and Sustainable Projects Ireland LTD, the company behind The Village, a sustainable community project in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. Recently appointed onto the board of Sustainable Energy Ireland, Davie has also directed and launched Powerdown TV, 10 shows designed to help citizens respond to oil depletion and climate change.
Recorded on day two of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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