Rob Hopkins interviews Transition Galway

Rob Hopkins IIRob Hopkins is one of the founders of the Transition movement. He has a very comprehensive online podcast series about various issues related to the Transition movement. In March 2016 Rob interviewed 3 members of Transition Galway about our recently released ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’.

You can listen to the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/transition-culture/transition-galway-discuss-their-a-vision-for-galway-2030-report

Below is a transcipt of the interview with the 3 members: Bernard McGlinchy (BM), Mary Greene (MG) and Caoimhín Ó Maolallaigh (COM).

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Transition Galway in ‘The Irish Times’

Irish Times Masthead IThere was a very favourable article in the weekend edition of ‘The Irish Times’ of Saturday 9th January 2016 about our ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ project. The article is by Michael Viney in his ‘Another Life’ weekly column and is available at this link: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/another-life-galway-s-hippy-ideas-are-just-what-the-environment-needs-1.2489710

 

‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ on Irish TV

Transition Galway’s launch of ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ is featured in the latest ‘Galway Matters’ show on Irish TV.

This is the link to the original video (the report about the launch starts 7:02 from the end):
IRISH TV LINK: http://www.irishtv.ie/galway-matters-68

‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ resulted from a series of open, public visioning events to allow people share their ideas for a low-carbon, sustainable Galway City by the year 2030. ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ is available to download as a PDF here: VD-BookletA4Interactive

The entire content can be viewed on a dedicated website:  https://avisionforgalway2030.wordpress.com

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‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ Launch

The Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Frank Fahy officially launched a new 100 page publication entitled ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ on Saturday 28th November at the Galway 2020 Hub, The Cornstore, Middle Street.

The finished booklet is divided into eight chapters based on eight topics: energy; food and water; infrastructure; community and education; arts and culture; economics; waste; and inner transition. A sucessful crowdfunding campaign raised money to pay for free copies of the publication to be given to schools and municipal libraries across the city. ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ is freely available to download as an interactive (hyperlinked) PDF here: VD-BookletA4Interactive. A dedicated website with the entire content of the document was also launched at the same event: https://avisionforgalway2030.wordpress.com
Copies of the ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ plan have been presented to the Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath as well as to Galway County Council Chief Executive, Kevin Kelly.
L to R - James Glynn, Mary Greene, Bernard McGlinchey, Mayor Frank Fahy, Frank Greene (Pres. Galway Chamber), Kieran Cunnane, Caoimhín Ó Maolallaigh

‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ Films

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8 short films summarising the 8 chapters of ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ have just been released. Here are the links:

ARTS & CULTURE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhdftfHqV-A
COMMUNITY & EDUCATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD6ZEyhsK6k
ECONOMICS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uyJ9oTG6RY
ENERGY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31NuwXadtAA
FOOD & WATER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=142RUAqZQAY
INNER TRANSITION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUapciibD_0
INFRASTRUCTURE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzq_l2bmRsM
WASTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_2NkI1oEzU

Launch of ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’

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Cover of the publication

The Mayor of Galway, Cllr. Frank Fahy will officially launch ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ at 3pm on Saturday 28th November at the Galway 2020 Hub, The Cornstore, Middle Street, Galway. All are welcome!

‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ consists of:
– 100 page full colour publication
– 8 short films summarising the solutions within the document
– dedicated website with the full content of the document

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1251379711554713

COPIES FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS & LIBRARIES
Please support our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to pay for copies of the plan for local schools and libraries (any donations from €1 up are welcome!): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2110112557/a-vision-for-galway-2030-free-community-copies

BACKGROUND
In 2013 and 2014, Transition Galway organised to a series of open, public visioning events to allow people share their ideas for a low-carbon, sustainable Galway City by the year 2030. Members of Transition Galway then compiled all of the ideas, big and small, received from the public at these sessions into one final document. The booklet is divided into eight chapters based on eight topics: energy; food and water; infrastructure; community and education; arts and culture; economics; waste; and inner transition. We have also produced eight short films, one for each chapter, outlining the solutions in each chapter. We hope that this project will in some way go towards creating a better, more resilient Galway by 2030.

Original Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VoGkqiT2LI

A Vision for Galway

TRANSITION GALWAY WILL SOON BE LAUNCHING ‘A VISION FOR GALWAY’

“Everyone has a role to play in shaping an exciting and inspiring future for Galway”

VDI Some of the participants at Galway Visioning Day at Scoil Chroí Íosa

On the 6th April, 2013, Transition Galway hosted the ‘Galway Visioning Day’ at Scoil Chroí Íosa (Presentation Primary School) on Newcastle Road. Launched by the Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Terry O’Flaherty, ‘Galway Visioning Day’ was an opportunity for the public to share their ideas to create a plan for a low-carbon, sustainable Galway City by the year 2030. Similar plans have been produced for Kinsale, Co. Cork, Totnes in England and many other places around the world. On the day, participants shared their ideas with others at various tables covering a range of topics such as energy, food, community and education. During intervals, there was live music and comedy provided by local performers, and the event was well attended and a great success. The hosts recorded all of the ideas generated.

While many great ideas were suggested at the ‘Galway Visioning Day’, Transition Galway decided to go deeper into each area and create a more comprehensive plan for the city. Phase two of the process happened between March and May 2014, when the group invited the people of Galway to a series of open, free, public visioning events at the Galway Rowing Club in Woodquay. The event focused on eight topics: energy; food and water; infrastructure; community and education; arts and culture; economics; waste; and inner transition.

Visioning Session I 'Infrastructure' - participants including Cllr. Frank Fahy brainstorming ideas

Visioning Session I ‘Infrastructure’ – participants including Cllr. Frank Fahy brainstorming ideas

In the months following, members of Transition Galway compiled all of the ideas, big and small, received from the public at these sessions, and via the website, into this one final document. This document has been divided into eight chapters, mirroring the eight topics covered in the second series of visioning events. Each chapter was co-written by a team of volunteers, who collaborated to bring together all of the ideas relating to that topic as clearly and coherently as possible.

So that as many people as possible can access the solutions, the final document will be available online to download for free, and printed copies will be distributed to local schools, libraries and other appropriate places in Galway. Copies will also be issued to all local politicians, as well as to staff members of the City Council.

Transition Galway wish to thank all supporters who helped with this project.

We especially wish to thank the public for all the practical and creative ideas that we hope will help make Galway a more abundant and fulfilling place to live in for all of us in the future.

We hope that this document will in some way go towards creating a better, more resilient Galway by 2030. However, only by starting today and by working together will we create, to paraphrase writer Charles Eisenstein, the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Join us in creating that world.

General Meeting on Monday 26th May at 7pm

Following on from the 4 days of visioning sessions we are meeting to work out the next steps for the group at ‘The Secret Garden’ café on Williams Street West on Monday 26th May starting at 7pm. All welcome!

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/608699262558959

Provisional Agenda
[A.] VISIONING SESSIONS
(i.) Transcribing the notes
(ii.) Writing the chapters
(iii.) Format(s) – small booklet, infographics poster, book, webvideo etc.
(iv.) Graphic design
(v.) Timescales
(vi.) Funding
(vii.) Launch
(viii.) Submissions to City Development Plan

[B.] OTHER ITEMS
(a.) Garden of Transition
(b.) Film Screenings
(c.) Green Drinks Galway
(d.) Grant Applications
(e.) Subgroups (inner transition, education, video, economics etc.)
(f.) Any Other Business