EcCoWell Cork 2013
The 2 day conference on the 26th & 27th of September was a great success. Attached is an excerpt from today’s PASCAL International Digest. We hope that Cork can be represented at PASCAL’s Cities Learning Together conference in Hong Kong, and theIPLC event in Beijing.
The conference is a clear example of the benefits of developing integrated strategies. We are all very inspired and motivated by what we have heard from our overseas delegates and further afield in Ireland as well as all the wonderful work being carried out locally. Our site visit to UCC (Biological Earth and Environmental Science Department) and the Energy Projects in the college) together with excellent presentations at the Lifetime from Scoil Aiseiri Chriost (Farranree Girls Primary) & Scoil Cholmcille CBS, Blarney St. (Boys) on their Green Flag programmes . Laurie Kerrie, visiting delegate from the Natural Resources Defense Council gave an insightful overview of the Energy Project in New York which puts a lot of focus on measurement and benchmarking and is designed to make substantial reductions on the energy use in the buidlings currently with the highest footprint.
The opportunity and the challenge is to continue to work with an EcCoWell approach! See here for full EcCoWell Albumof photos.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Catherine Clancy invites you to the EcCoWell, Cities for the Future Conference. With speakers and delegates joining us from almost every continent this should definitely deliver learning from the Global to the Local. Register now at www.eccowell.com.
Check the video out Lord Mayor invites you to EcCoWell Conference
A two day International Exchange incorporating a conference, a marketplace for ideas, site visits to local initiatives, cultural experiences – even some surprises. The two day event explores the EcCoWell approach – integrating strategies across ecology & economy (Ec), community & culture (Co) well-being & lifelong learning (Well). EcCoWell is about taking a holistic approach to policies aimed at creating humane cities that foster quality of life and well-being for their residents. In this age of austerity, it champions using resources more efficiently by building on areas of common interest between sectors, leading to better integrated strategies which harness community support and deliver citizen focussed value added outcomes.
Date: Thursday September 26 and Friday September 27
Location: City Hall, Cork