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People, Groups and Doing

 

The web has transformed connectivity in hugely positive ways.

 

This site is mainly about enabling real connections & collaboration with people in your area that you are very likely to meet.

 

Whether you are interested in art or abseiling, playschools or plumbers, retrofiting or roundabouts, asthma or alzeimhers, this site will help you to meet people with similar interests and concerns

 

It should provide you with a platform to organize and to get attention for those interests or concerns.

 

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Groups : Science and Mother Theresa

 

Yes! yes! yes! We all know the Helen Keller quote "Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much" and then of course we have Mother Theresa chipping in "I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things." But is this not all just soppy mush! 'Fraid not!

 

The scientists had to get in on the act and: Well it seems, according to them, working in groups increases total productivity, involves 'complex' sharing and transfer of resources, skills, temperaments and experiences, tempers individual biases, and produces social benefits outside of the purpose of the group.

 

Not only that! Group members can tolerate twice as much pain as those who work alone because working as a group boosts the rush of endorphins, a feel-good chemical that is released in the brain and helps dampen down feelings of pain. Disappointments are not felt as severely when experienced in a group and exhilaration of sharing group success exceeds the enjoyment of succeeding alone. So there!

But, We have our own Website!

 

You can in most circumstances drive traffic from here to your own blog.

 

How ? If your blog is relevant to a Group, then that group can attach your blog to their group by adding the rss of your blog to the group's configuration. Any future posts on your blog should show up on the group page and be recorded in activity streams. Related Tweets can also be imported in group activity streams.

 

On the other hand most items on this site can be shared via the Share button to your Facebook, Twitter,Google, Email etc pages or accounts.

 

This site should increase traffic to your blog and provide you with a platform to organize and to get attention for those interests or concerns that are common to your blog and to the IsOurPlace group.

 

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Some of Our Groups

 

Ballynagran Energy Plus

 

Community School Project

 

Community Wind Farm Project

 

Community Forest Project

 

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More of Our Groups

 

Retrofit Group

 

Transport Group

 

Food Group

 

Home Health & safety Group

 

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Yet More of Our Groups

 

Support Group

 

Passive House Group

 

Wiki Group

 

Website Group

 

How is Ballynagran Energy Financed and what are we doing?

 

Funding has been secured from Wicklow County Council in association with Greenstar Ballynagran Landfill Community Fund for the first phase of the project.

 

This involves completing an energy audit of every participating home in the study area, retrofitting the local primary school with Passive House Standard materials and an environmental educational programme.

 

The first year's effort will provide a very sound basis for subsequent phases which will see the upgrading of homes and business to significantly reduce their energy consumption.

 

Such works could be done by a Retrofitting Cooperative, owned and operated by the local community, providing sustainable "Green Collar" employment.

 

Studies into the possibility of establishing a Community Forest, a Community Allotment Scheme and a Community Wind Farm are about to begin.

 

The feasibility of establishing community electric-car-charging points and expanding the current walking trails are also being explored.

What is Your Passion?

 

The only way to do great things is to love what you do.

 

Focus in on what YOU really care about.

 

Keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

 

Usually it will be something more important than you are.

 

Here you can look for and meet with like-minded people and do great things together.

You can change this place for the better

 

No soldier, or politician for that matter, got women the vote, ended segregation, took children off the shop floors and out of the mines and got you the 40-hour week. If you want to thank anyone for your rights and freedoms, thank an activist.

 

If you want to change anything in your local area become an activist.

 

Join with others in your area to achieve what you want.

 

Whether it is improve the physical environment and social conditions of the area or to help to acquire and to improve local green spaces, schools and sports facilities or just to start a group or help with local activities and fun days for the community.

 

Here you can look for and meet with like-minded people and you can do great things together.

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