There is a wealth of experience in Ireland of people running place-based sustainability education centres. There are many challenges these centres face and there are no simple answers. However, by being open with one another and acknowledging that lots of centres are facing the same challenges and by sharing our approaches, we can support one another in rich peer learning and foster solidarity.

In this section we will look at:
  • As the demand for this type of education increases, how can we as education centres expand our capacity to meet this?
  • What would a flourishing centre look like? What are the challenges to achieving financial viability?
  • What inspires people to set-up these centres and to continue to run them?
  • What external factors support and challenge this work?
  • The importance of understanding complexity and how to work within a complex system.
  • How to effectively speak about climate and the other crises we are facing.