Local groups and individuals in rural areas of Dublin are invited to take part in a free community climate action training programme, starting in September. Funded by Dublin Rural LEADER, the “Community Based Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Training for Rural Dublin” programme will be delivered by Ballymun based environmental charity Global Action Plan, in partnership with the Rediscovery Centre, the Community Resource Network Ireland, Codema and FH Wetlands Systems Ltd.
These organisations have come together to develop a complimentary training programme for community groups in rural parts of Dublin, to help them understand the complexities of climate change and the many ways in which local climate action can be effective. People can register for the free training programme on Eventbrite for the South Dublin participants https://www.eventbrite.ie/cc/south-dublin-climate-adaptation-and-mitigation-2534889.
In a world where fear and doomsday scenarios dominate many climate change discussions, the training series aims to break down barriers, and inspire positive change. The community climate action training programme is designed to inspire individuals and community groups to discover their power as agents of environmental progress.
Global Action Plan CEO Hans Zomer said “We are looking forward to meeting lots of people in rural Dublin, to find out together what each of us can do to help avoid further climate chaos. We know that people are keen to do the right thing, but often don’t know where to start. This training programme, which is completely free of charge, will help people take that all important first step.” “We don’t lecture, and we don’t pretend to know everything. We bring people on a journey of discovery, and of mutual inspiration. We want to empower rural Dublin, so that people can see that they can make a significant impact together.” “I would encourage everyone to sign up to this unique training opportunity, by visiting the Eventbrite pages for the Community Climate Adaptation and Mitigation programme.”
Participants in the training programme will explore several facets of climate change, and the many ways in which people can make a difference in their own communities. The programme is structured along 7 key thematic modules. Each module is designed to help participants explore key concepts and identify elements for subsequent action strategies. Some of the training modules will take the form of in-person sessions in community centres across the three local authority areas of Dublin, but there are also online sessions and two field trips to groundbreaking initiatives in the Dublin area. The South Dublin training sessions will take place on 13th September in Rathcoole and 14th September in Newcastle.