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5 Limerick communities explore Creative Climate Action

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5 Limerick communities explore Creative Climate Action

3 min read


5 Limerick communities explore Creative Climate Action

Summer 2022 will see five Limerick communities work with a creative partner to explore an aspect of decarbonisation that is meaningful to them.

Limerick City and County Council in partnership with University of Limerick have announced five creative community partnerships that will work on a summer-long project exploring climate change and their community.

The Decarbonising Together project will focus on learning and doing together, and 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.

Funded by Creative Ireland in partnership with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications through the Creative Climate Action Fund, Decarbonising Together is one of only 15 projects around the country awarded funding in 2022. The Creative Climate Action Fund promotes a creative approach to illustrating the issues and making the urgent changes needed to address climate change. 

Limerick Civic Trust is just one of the community organisations taking part. They hope this project can be a catalyst for climate action across the organisation.

“We talk a lot about system change and acting locally; this project celebrates the potential for Limerick Civic Trust to become a pioneer in 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” said Maeve Stone of Cracking Light Productions, who will collaborate with Limerick Civic Trust on the project.

Garryowen is another city community determined to take action when it comes to our climate. “Garryowen Community Development Partnership (CDP) are excited to gather climate-related ideas and solutions by working with artists to have a ‘community conversation’

“We want to co-create a sustainable community to ease the burden of climate change-related issues for our residents”, said John Buttery, Garryowen CDP Manager.

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

Follow the communities through their Decarbonising Together journey at and follow along on Twitter @CILLimerick

Find out more about the Creative Climate Action Fund projects here.

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