Five Limerick communities explore creative climate action

Maeve Stone who will be working on the Limerick Civic Trust climate change project.

FIVE Limerick communities will work with five creative partners this summer to explore aspects of decarbonisation that are meaningful to them.

Limerick City and County Council will collaborate with University of Limerick and the five creative-community partnerships to work on projects exploring climate change and their community.

An open call process was used to recruit the five communities and their creative partners. The successful partnerships are:

Garryowen CDP partnered with Veronica Santorum and Daniel Clancy; Island Community Partners partnered with Patrick Mulvihill and Heather Griffin; Limerick Civic Trust partnered with Cracking Light Productions, Maeve Stone and Alex Gill; Munster Indian Cultural Association partnered with Chelsea Canavan and Deirdre Power; Meadowbrook Residents Association partnered with Wrkshp Architects.

Funded through the Creative Climate Action Fund, the Decarbonising Together initiative will focus on learning and doing together.  It promotes a creative approach to highlighting the need to address climate change and how to make the required changes.

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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.

Limerick Civic Trust is one of the community organisations taking part and they hope this can be a catalyst for climate action across their organisation.

Maeve Stone of Cracking Light Productions said the project highlights the potential for Limerick Civic Trust to become a pioneer in environmental system change, working with local communities.

“It’s all about the people that will keep the heart of the city ticking into the future,” she explained.

Garryowen Community Development Partnership are hoping to have a ‘community conversation’ to gather climate-related ideas and solutions by working with artists on their project.

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

You can follow the communities through their Decarbonising Together journey at or follow on Twitter @CILLimerick