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Colm Byrne - Making shrinking communities more resilient


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Presentation by Colm Byrne, Manager, Susliving, Ireland.

9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland), 26/27 March 2013.

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Colm Byrne - Making shrinking communities more resilient

  1. 1. 9th Annual Meeting IMPLEMENTING CHANGE: A NEW LOCAL AGENDA FOR JOBS AND GROWTHIn co-operation with the EU Presidency, Irish Government and Pobal 26-27 March 2013, Dublin-Kilkenny, IrelandWORKSHOP F: MAKING TRANSITION COMMUNITIES MORE RESILIENT Colm Byrne Manager, Susliving, Ireland
  2. 2. Making Shrinking Communities More Resilient OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance Kingsriver Community Wednesday March 27th 2013
  3. 3. Kingsriver CommunityIntroduction and Background
  4. 4. Kingsriver CommunityResilience based activities:Organic GardensLocal Energy SourcesSocial enterpriseFETAC Training Centre
  5. 5. Transition Towns Global Movement
  6. 6. Transition Towns Ireland Kilkenny•Ireland has a growing network of transition initiatives
  7. 7. Future Proof Kilkenny•Established in 2007 as Kilkenny’s Transition Town initiative.
  8. 8. Key areas of focus:Initiative Past Present & Future
  9. 9. EducationPublic Events: Green ScreenVarious WorkshopsGlas LearningSUSLIVING
  10. 10. EnergyCar Free Day KilkennyPeak Oil message through ‘green screen’Community EnergyCRESCOArCogen Community Power
  11. 11. Economics and EnterpriseLocal Currency InitiativesUp-skilling unemployed workers in for the‘green economy’SUSLIVING now preparing young adults bylinking sustainability to industry
  12. 12. Food400 Fruit Trees ProjectSavour Kilkenny FestivalKilkenny Food TownsInitiative
  13. 13. Health‘Walk Your Talk’Lifeline Suicide Prevention
  14. 14. Community Kilkenny Social and Economic HubCollaboration InclusionSynergy Interconnected Callan Commanage Project
  15. 15. Contact