Davie Phillip has been active promoting sustainable community in Ireland since 1996. He was a founding member of FEASTA: the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability www.feasta.org and a co-founder of Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd.
For 20 years Davie has designed and facilitated events and training with Cultivate for NGOs, businesses and agencies. He is trained as an Art of Hosting facilitator and hosts events and facilitates groups working on collaborative approaches to help their localities.. He runs the Community Resilience Programme at Cultivate Living and Learning.
In 2009 he conceived and directed a 10 part TV series, The Powerdown Show, which encouraged communities to do more for themselves. He produced a short film on resilient communities called ‘Surfing the Waves of Change,’ it is available on YouTube.
He curates the Global Green sustainability area of the Electric Picnic, and organisies the annual Convergence Sustainable Living festival, the focus over next two years is citizen engagement and community led transitions.
He is now based in the Eco-village in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. (www.thevillage.ie)