Sustainable Communities Forum: Dublin, 9 March 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
9 Mar 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Venue: 
Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin, D09 HK58
Location: 
Dublin
Price details: 
This is a free event for staff from community and voluntary groups and volunteers, but registration is essential.
Sustainable Communities Forum
This event will use the Wheel's new Sustainable Communities online toolkit as a resource to explore the contribution of community-based organisations to making their communities more sustainable.
This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.
Course details: 
What does a sustainable community look like, what are we doing already and how can we become more sustainable?
 
This event will use the Wheel's new Sustainable Communities online toolkit as a resource to guide discussion and stimulate thinking around this important area for communities.
 
Drawing on existing innovative examples, visioning questions and "ideas" checklists, this is your opportunity to network with other community organisations, share what you are up to and gather ideas to take back to your own community.
 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants will be:

  • be familiar with a number of innovative and creative initiatives that enhance and improve community resilience
  • be aware of relevant supports from The Wheel
  • be able to access a number of practical tools to support organisations locally to make their communities more sustainable
  • have engaged with other organisations making their communities better places to live.

Facilitators: Johnny Sheehan & Vincent Carragher, The Wheel and Gráinne O'Neill

 
Johnny Sheehan recently joined The Wheel as Membership and Regional Johnny SheehanCoordinator. The main focus of his work is to drive the development, presence and participation in The Wheel’s programmes regionally, support the work of the National Rural Network and to support member engagement in The Wheel.
 
Johnny has more than 20 years’ experience working in the development, youth work and environmental sectors. He worked with Dóchas as Project Coordinator for the European Year for Development 2015 and with the National Youth Council of Ireland as Development Education Programme Coordinator from 2004 to 2012.
 
He was chairperson of Comhlámh from 2013-2016. He has a background in Environmental Science and worked as a volunteer in Central America during the 1990s.

 
Dr. Vincent Carragher is Research Fellow with The Wheel/TCD. He has many years’ experience in facilitating and driving behaviour change in sustainability at the Vincent Carraghercommunity scale.
 
Vincent is currently working on a research on the Sustainable Development Goals at the community scale. Subsequently the identification of the exemplar SDG case studies and the 109 sustainability drivers will be utilised to roll out a national competition for communities.
 
The monitoring of this best-practice competition will provide further iterations to this research in the future. Likely directions will be the co-production of community exemplars of sustainability. 
 
 
 
Gráinne O'Neill is working as a consultant with The Wheel to develop an onlineGrainne sustainable communities toolkit.
 
She has extensive experience working with community-based organisations and activists to bring about positive change and sustainability.
 
Gráinne will put a spotlight on the great work being done in communities to promote sustainability and make them great places to live.
 
She will also share examples of good practice and highlight practical tools and supports that you can avail of.
 
Who Should Attend: 

Staff and volunteers from community and voluntary organisations, community activists, all others that have an interest in engaging with community-based sustainability initiatives.

How to Register: 

Event starts at 10am.

This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course contact details

Telephone: 
01 454 8727
Email: 
info@wheel.ie

 

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