This summer, five Limerick communities begin working towards creative climate action to explore an aspect of decarbonisation that is meaningful to them.
Limerick City and County Council has announced the five creative-community partnerships who will work on a project over the summer exploring climate change and their community. The project is in collaboration with University of Limerick.
Decarbonising Together will focus on learning and doing together, funded through the Creative Climate Action Fund, it promotes a creative approach to highlighting the need to address climate change and how to make the changes needed.
It will use Limerick’s Citizen Innovation Lab in Sarsfield Street as a collaboration hub.
This new space for observation, co-creation and experimentation places citizen participation and creativity at the heart of Limerick’s mission to decarbonise by 2050.
Decarbonising Together is one of 15 projects around the country funded by Creative Ireland in partnership with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
An open call process was used to recruit both the five communities and their creative partners. The successful partnerships are as follows:
- Garryowen CDP partnered with Veronica Santorum & Daniel Clancy
- Island Community Partners partnered with Patrick Mulvihill of Amicitia and Heather Griffin
- Limerick Civic Trust partnered with Cracking Light Productions, Maeve Stone and Alex Gill
- Munster Indian Cultural Association partnered with Chelsea Canavan & Deirdre Power
- Meadowbrook Residents Association partnered with Wrkshp Architects
Maeve Stone of Cracking Light Productions who will collaborate with Limerick Civic Trust said, “we talk a lot about system change and acting locally; this project celebrates the potential for Limerick Civic Trust to become a pioneer seeding environmental system change, working in and with local communities. It’s all about the people that will keep the heart of the city ticking into the future.”
John Buttery, Garryowen CDP Manager, said, “we want to co-create a sustainable community to ease the burden of climate change related issues for our residents.”
Source: Limerick City & County Council