Become Part of the iACT Network

iACT (International Action for Community Transformation) is a newly established network of centres, sites and projects demonstrating and teaching about sustainable living.

The iACT project exists to increase the number and quality of sites across Europe demonstrating sustainable living and to share best practice in the fields of sustainability, regeneration and resilience.  The Permaculture Association of Britain (PAB) is the lead partner on the iACT project, with 6 EU partners involved, including Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

What are Learning and Demonstration Centres and why are they Important?

Learning & Demonstration Centres have a unique and critical role to play in our journeys towards a genuinely sustainable and resilient future. This is because:

  • Centres provide physical demonstrations of regenerative sustainable practices: in the process they provide visitors and learners with opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning which embeds learning more deeply in a way that other forms do not.
  • Centres are place-based hubs: which make the broad themes of sustainability and regeneration relevant to their particular local and regional context in terms of people, culture, climate and landscape.
  • Centres provide a focus for activity and networking: bringing a broad ecology of people together in varied roles from practitioners to educators to learners so helping to catalyse people’s learning journeys.
How can I find out more?

If you are interested in your sustainability Centre, site or project becoming a part of this international iACT network, or would just like to find out more, visit the links below:

Places Transforming Communities
What do I need for a great project design?
How do we become a thriving enterprise?
What is needed to manage and organise projects well?
What is involved in creating a great demonstration centre?
How do we create a brilliant learning and activity programme?
How do I activate community engagement?