- Category: Our People
Davie Philip currently manages the Community Resilience Programme that developed out of the Community Powerdown Programme in 2010.
Davie was a founding member of both FEASTA: the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability and Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd the company behind the ecovillage project in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary where he now lives. In 2000 he set up the Sustainable Ireland Cooperative with Ben Whelan which trades as Cultivate. With Cultivate he organises networking and learning events including the annual Convergence sustainable living festival and the Global Green area of the Electric Picnic, Ireland’s largest music and culture festival.
Davie conceived and directed the 'Powerdown Show', a 10 part TV series on how communities can do more for themselves and recently wrote and directed a new short film on resilient communities called ‘Surfing the Waves of Change.’
Davie is a catalyst for the Transition Movement both in Ireland and internationally. From 2009 to 2011 he sat on the board of SEAI, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, and currently is a board member of Grow It Yourself Ireland. He chairs the Cloughjordan Community Farm and is active in the education and research working group at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.