The Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg or simply CELL, is a non-profit organisation that provides an experimental space for thinking, researching, disseminating and practising lifestyles with a low impact on the environment, and learning the skills for creating resilient post-carbon communities. Read more about the original motivation behind CELL.
The challenges presented to us today by climate change and peak oil are perhaps the greatest that humanity has faced. This time brings a great opportunity for rethinking the way we live and making conscious choices about what kind of community and world we would like to live in. Change is coming whether we like it or not – and a planned response to the change will leave us in a much stronger position than if we wait until change is upon us. A copy of our constitution can be viewed here [PDF / French]
CELL is inspired by the work of the Transition Towns and Permaculture movements, and aims to relocalise culture and economy and, in that creative process, improve resilience to the consequences of peak oil and climate change. Further to setting up a Transition group, CELL does education and research in the area of sustainable living.
The baseline of CELL could be summarised as aiming to
1. live sustainably and endorsing holistic thinking and action
2. foster a culture of solidarity and collaboration
3. skill up for living well in a post-carbon economy
CELL is also contributing to regional research on sustainability, energy autonomy and descent, and the post-carbon economy. If you are a holistically-minded researcher interested in working with us, and share our ethics and goals, do get in touch.
CELL is organised in a loose network form, valuing self-organisation and self-determination, and is currently enabling 15 action groups that pursue specific themes and issues in practice. You can read about the action groups currently in existence here. If you would like to set up an action group yourself that you think is in line with the aims of CELL, do get in touch with us here.
You love writing? You love tinkering with stuff? You have IT skills? You have campaigning skills? You like organising things? You love gardening? You have experience in fundraising? You love dancing and singing and celebrating? We need all kinds of skills for the coming transition. If you want to help us out, get in touch.
If you’d like to support our work by becoming a member, read here and download the membership form.