Convergence - A Day In Transition

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From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Saturday 29 May | 11.00 – 18.30 | €10 - only 100 places | Cultivate, The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, Dublin 2 (map) | Full Schedule (pdf)

Hosted by Cultivate and Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland in association with ECO-UNESCO, Re-dress and Near90FM

Transition Towns is an inspirational process, conceived in Ireland in 2005 and now adopted by communities all over the world. The model aids communities in finding new ways of coping with the challenges we face, together. By localising our food production, developing renewable energy sources, enhancing our
local economies and future proofing our buildings, communities develop the resilience to weather the storms of these challenging times.

The aim of this day is to bring Transition initiatives from around the island together to share what is working and what is not, to introduce the process to those getting started and to explore ways forward in Ireland. As well as the scheduled workshops, there will be exhibits, ongoing discussions and information sharing throughout the day. If you are in transition, thinking about it or want to know more, come along.

11.00 Community Media – Building our capacity to communicate our message and utilise local and community media.
11.00 Community Resilience – The story of Cloughjordan Ecovillage and the building of sustainable community.
11.00 Creative Recycling – Turning waste into useful products. Workshop for 10 to 18 year olds.

13.00 Community Food – Exploring the benefits of setting up gardens and food systems in the community.
13.00 Community Energy – An introduction to the potential of anaerobic digestion.
13.00 Reskilling with Re-dress - A hands-on workshop in basic alterations... buttons, seams and hems.

15.00 Community Currencies - Stories of experiments in making our own money.
15.00 In Transition – Screening of the first detailed film about the international Transition movement.
15.00 Community Supported Agriculture – Stories of CSAs from North Tipperary and West Cork.

17.00 Getting into Transition – Stories from around Ireland, training opportunities and details on how to set up a Transition initiative.