Galway sustainable community project meeting in Westside

The development of the first ecological community in the west of Ireland will be discussed at a public meeting hosted by the Galway Sustainable Community Project in the Westside Library this Tuesday.

This will be the first in a series of public meetings which will be designed to encourage interactive discussion and invite new people to get involved in the project. The Galway Sustainable Community Project is a group of people based in Galway city whose vision is to create a small, purpose-built, settlement in the west of Ireland where residents will produce some of their own food and energy and form a strong, close-knit, community. The village will be designed by its future residents and will be built and run in a way that is environmentally sustainable.

"Conventional modern day living leaves too many people isolated and yearning for a stronger sense of community," said Kerry E'lyn Larkin of the GSCG. "At the same time, it's becoming clear that the Western world needs to reform our environmentally-devastating lifestyle - and this is easier to do in a co-operative fashion than individually. A sustainably built and run intentional community addresses both of these major issues, and will provide a high quality of life for its residents. Anyone interested in learning more or contributing to the discussion should come along on Tuesday, or to one of the future public meetings."

Entrance to the meeting will be free. Refreshments will be served from 6pm and the meeting will begin at 6.30pm. For more information, contact the group on [email protected] or 087 911 1624, or log onto www.sustainablecommunity.ie

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