‘Climate Craic Festival’
Northern Ireland’s Climate Action Festival Returns for its Second Year
Do you want to join a fun filled day celebrating climate and environmental action?
For a SECOND Year, Northern Ireland’s Climate Craic Festival is returning to the cultural and picturesque city of Belfast as part of the Great Big Green Week. Creating its debut at Stormont in September 2021, its success left audiences feeling inspired, motivated and educated. This year it will take place in Ormeau Park.
Climate Craic is a fully voluntary CIC, which aims to create positive, cross community engagement with climate action. It was founded in 2021, as a response to the Active Citizens Programme which is sponsored by Co-Operation Ireland and the British Council. Both years running, the festival has been largely funded by The Climate Coalition, through their UK wide Great Big Green Week initiative. The GBGW runs from 24th September – 2nd October and is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
This year’s festival will see Northern Ireland’s leading organics recycling firm, Natural World Products (NWP) join as headline NI sponsor.
Mark your calendar for Saturday 24th September 2022, and join the community of musicians, artists, poets, climate activists, business owners and individuals all involved in climate and environmental action in their own way. Held at Ormeau Park, the festival is sure to build on the success of last year. It runs from 12.30 – 18.30.
What Should You Expect?
Climate Craic wants to encourage everyone to join in the festival, whether you are a climate activist or interested in knowing more about the climate crisis and what people can and are doing right here in Northern Ireland to tackle it. As a result the festival tickets are FREE. Get your tickets here.
Climate Craic Festival connects people with the joys and possibilities of climate action and community. Combining community action with creativity is an extremely effective way to combat eco-anxiety and the overwhelm of global issues. Therefore, alongside stalls and workshops from the environmental and sustainability community, you can expect work from artists, poets and musicians.
To adapt the famous quote by Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau, ‘We don’t need a handful of people living a low impact life perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.’ The festival is an example of this in action. Regardless of your background, everyone is welcome.
Stay Up to Date!
Visit the Climate Craic Official Website for the festival agenda and to subscribe or volunteer with us at the festival.
Press Release written by Caoimhe Clements