Convergence 2016

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Colaborative Ways Forward is currently working on projects in conjunction with a number of organisations in the areas of Food, Housing and Energy.

If you are interested in Community Food projects, a variety of projects are detailed in the website http://thirdspacegalway.ie/.

If you are interested in Energy Co Operatives, a group called Galway Energy Co Operative has been established. The group is signed up to SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Communities initiative. The group is now in the process of formally forming as a Co Operative. This aims of the group are dependent on the Co Op membership, but initial focus is on a quick win project.

If you are interested in a Housing Co Operative, a group is working on the this in Galway as part of a national network. Details to follow shortly.

Convergence Galway Thursday & Friday’s Events

THURSDAY OCT 27th

10.30-11.30pm Workshop with Ala Theatre Forum
ALa Theatre for Change will give a workshop where the participants will be exploring ideas and values around sustainable living.
By using techniques from Forum Theatre and Value Clarification the participants will discuss these issues in a creative way, using their bodies and image more than words
12-2pm workshop – What are the drivers in  Sustainable communities? 
Dr Vincent Carragher, Research Fellow in Characterising and Catalysing Sustainable Resource and Energy Transition in Communities, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. Continue reading

Convergence Galway Wednesday’s events & venues

11-12pm workshop with Brenda Flannery; Beo & Be – Mindfulness and Nature Movements –  Qi Gong

Class aims to nourish mental health & wellbeing in the individual and community. It is a calming space of mindfulness & movement, helping to strengthen & nurture our connection to nature’s rhythms.

3pm – 4pm Tai Chi with Niall O’ Floinn

Niall will be describing in depth the way Tai Chi works and the many health benefits that can be achieved through the practice of Tai Chi. He will also give a brief demonstration at the end of his talk. Continue reading