In 2018 Cultivate, with support from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and the DEAR ‘Make Europe Sustainable For All’ Project promoted the Sustainable Development Goals and climate action in the sustainability area at the Electric Picnic Festival, held on the 31st August to the 2nd September 2018.
Over 30 organisations – including Irish Aid, Concern, Leargas, Self Help Africa, the Tipperary Energy Agency and Young Friends of the Earth, highlighted topics such as sustainable development, community energy, solar, bicycle culture, up-cycling and reuse, climate action and community gardening & agriculture, all framed in the Global Goals and climate response.
In 2019 Cultivate are once again planning to coordinate the area in Global Green focused on the Global Goals. Stalls, demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, panel discussions and a number of talks will be held over the three days of the Electric Picnic.
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Do you know of a local community-led or for-community-benefit initiative that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals?
Through an ongoing postcard campaign and online form, Cultivate have been collecting local stories that will bring the goals to life.
Cultivate have developed an exhibit highlighting these stories to the general public and showcasing replicable community-led initiatives from across Ireland that are addressing the global goals and helping us reach climate targets.
Cultivate will be illuminating the efforts on this website and in the exhibit that will be traveling across Ireland as part of Convergence, the annual sustainable living festival. The exhibit will have a permanent home in the WeCreate Workspace in Cloughjordan Ecovillage and be a key feature at the Global Green, the Electric Picnic sustainability area.
The exhibit includes information that helps citizens understand and engage in sustainability actions and act as a learning environment for our ‘Stories and Conversations’ workshops. These will be held as part of the Convergence Festival 2019 that aims to bringing the global goals to diverse local communities around Ireland.
The stories of local projects addressing the global goals will also be showcased on this website.
If you are involved in, or know of an initiative, please fill out the following form and help us illustrate the stories of how we’re coming together for a healthier, happier and more sustainable Ireland.
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