- Category: Community Resilience
- Published on 12 April 2013
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This week a full day workshop was held in Ennis that explored how we might nurture our communities to be healthier and more sustainable. Over 30 people from different community initiatives from across the county attended the session, which was organised by Clare County Council and held at the Áras Contae an Chláir.
The day focused on how people and groups can work with and learn from each other to sustain the economic, environmental and social well being of our local areas. Davie Philip and Chris Chapman from Cultivate Living and Learning, a community training organisation based in Cloughjordan, Tipperary, facilitated the workshop. “This was a great opportunity to engage with other people and groups working for the betterment of our communities and to share knowledge and learn new skills.” said Joan Tarmey the Environmental Awareness Officer.
This free workshop will be repeated in Nenagh on Saturday the 20th of April. See the PDF linked here and if you are interested in attending please contact Deirdre Cox at the email address found in the PDF.
The workshop is designed to build the capacity of people already working to improve quality of life in their communities. If you are active in the development of your community, have a local business or involved in community enterprises, want to support local producers or are engaged in making your community a better place to live, this workshop will be of interest.
Tidy Towns Committees, Local Development Groups, GIY Groups, Transition & renewable energy initiatives, Community Gardens, Green Hospitality & Eco Tourism initiatives, biodiversity initiatives, local authority representatives, community development workers, mens shed groups, social entrepreneurs, shop local campaigns and anyone interested in exploring new opportunities to make our communities thrive, will benefit from attending.