Resource Title

The Powerdown Show

Summary

This is a 10-part series of 20 minute films, which explore how we might positively adapt to climate and energy uncertainty and build sustainable communities.

Resource Details

  • Date added: 27th March 2014
  • Author: Cultivate Centre
  • Publisher: Cultivate Centre
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2009

Description

The shows take a fresh and engaging look at the community responses to the converging challenges of climate change and peak oil.

This TV show is based on the 10 themes of the Community Powerdown course and is used as a learning resource for delivering it.

Themes covered by the DVD include:

  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 Appropriate Technology
  5. Getting Around – Transport and Mobility
  6. Deconstructing Dinner – Food Miles, Trade and Food Systems
  7. Shelter – Future Proofing Our Homes and Buildings
  8. Energy Descent Pathways – Post Carbon Cities, Transition Towns and Eco Villages
  9. Global Citizenship – Opportunities for Change
  10. Where Do We Go From Here? – Communication and Livelihoods

Powerdown Shows

Episode 1: The Challenge Ahead – Climate Change and Peak Oil

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

Episode 3: It’s All Connected – Whole Systems Thinking and Permaculture

Episode 4: Rethinking Energy– Conservation, Efficiency and Appropriate Technology

Episode 5: Getting Around – Transport and Mobility (currently not available)

Episode 6: Deconstructing Dinner – Food Miles, Trade and Food Systems

Episode 7: Shelter – Future Proofing Our Homes and Buildings

Episode 8: Energy Descent Pathways – Post Carbon Cities, Transition Towns and Eco Villages

Episode 9: Global Citizenship – Opportunities for Change

Episode 10: Where Do We Go From Here? – Communication and Livelihoods

Available from:

The videos have been made available online and link with the global Transition Town movement. Has subsequently been broadcast by community and public access TV stations in Ireland, Canada and Australia, as well as being screened by Transition communities from all over the world.