About

What is Climate Craic?

Climate Craic was formed in early 2021 by (now) Director Jacinta Hamley, as the outcome of a social action incubator project. 

We aim to shine light on the joyous and beautiful aspects of climate action by bringing together and celebrating climate activists and artists from various backgrounds and disciplines, creating climate optimism through community engagement, and providing climate activists a space to connect with both the public and other activists. 

 

Climate Craic is a registered non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC).

Mission & Vision

The main mission of Climate Craic is to connect everyday people with the joys and possibilities of climate action. We are pushing for strong, committed climate and environmental action throughout all sectors, by focusing on the positives that this will bring to people’s lives and our shared environment.

Who are we?

Core organisers

Jacinta

Founder

jacinta@climatecraic.com

Rebecca-Jane

Co-Founder

rebeccajane@climatecraic.com

Jess

Partnerships Manager

jess@climatecraic.com

Marie

Outreach

marie@climatecraic.com

Support team

Declan

Mobilisation Officer

declan@climatecraic.com

Michelle

Social Media Officer

michelle@climatecraic.com

Tara

Logistics

Anna

Music

Stephen

Treasurer

Meabh

Kids Activities

Jenni

Social Media

Emmet

Photo & Video

Our Projects

Climate Craic Festival

Our main method of doing this is through the Climate Craic Festival. The purpose of the festival is to connect people within and beyond the environmental movement. It is a place to celebrate climate action, through musicians, performers, artists, comedians, creatives and environmental & community group stalls.

Climate Festival 2021

Climate Craic Festival 2021 was held on Sunday 19 September at Stormont Estate. With an estimated 2.4k people in attendance throughout the day, it is safe to say that it was a success! 

The first of its kind, this festival was organised and executed entirely by 19 volunteer organisers, and several other volunteers who did ad hoc tasks. We had 43 voluntary stewards sign up, and on the day of the festival, we were grateful to have the support of a number of those volunteers.

See highlights from the festival here  and here!

Mobilisation

Climate Craic will host and facilitate ‘climate conversations’ during the course of the festival on 24 September. The purpose will be to harness the energy of those climate activist groups in attendance with a view to further and closer collaboration, i.e. mobilisation. One of the goals of the climate conversations will be to coordinate volunteers to assist with the establishment and operation of an exciting initiative to create a ‘Climate Emergency Centre’ in Belfast. Other goals will emerge during the course of the climate conversations.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead