Environmental Transitions: Events for Blessington and West Wicklow

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Events are held at Blessington Library

18th to 29th of November | Power Down Exhibition:  Explores the ten themes of the growing Transition Town Movement

Included in the exhibit is the ‘Climate Warning’ animation that was especially developed by Irish artist Ben MacDonald to highlight our behaviour on the environment.

27th and 28th of November | Workshops on waste for schools featuring a waste game developed by ESB Communications.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006) and The Powerdown Show are available to watch during opening hours. Please ask staff at the counter if you would like to watch.

‘The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)’

This documentary film explores the economic collapse and eventual recovery of Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following the dramatic steps taken by both the Cuban government and citizens, its major themes include urban agriculture, energy independence and sustainability. The film was directed by Faith Morgan, and co produced by our main speaker, Megan Quinn

The Powerdown Show

The Powerdown Show is a series of twenty-minute TV programmes, which aim to inform individuals and groups on the context and responses to climate and energy uncertainty. The programmes explore solutions and encouraging responses at the individual and community level.

1. The Challenges Ahead – Climate, Energy and Sustainability

2. The Power Of Community – Social Capital, Resilience and the Local Economy

3. It’s All Connected - Whole Systems Thinking and Permaculture

4. Rethinking Energy – Conservation, Efficiency and Renewable Energy

5. Getting Around - Transport and Mobility

6. Deconstructing Dinner - Food Miles and Food Systems

This programme of events is supported by the Department of Environment, Heritage and  Local Government and Wicklow County Council through the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Grant.