Ballina Climate Action Weekend, now in its third year, is a tactical weekend of meaningful climate action initiatives. These are aligned to and amplifythe work done at grass roots level in Ballina. Our aim is to showcase the great climate positive work taking place in Ballina and engage a wider audience. These initiatives help to build awareness, scale and momentum in our bid to become Ireland’s greenest town.
This year’s Climate Action Weekend takes place 24th and 25th November, with support from Ballina 2023, CARO Atlantic Seaboard North and AIB. Key priorities for this year’s programme include highlighting funding opportunities for businesses and communities, and promoting responsible consumption and production via the circular economy.
Friday 24th of November :
Sustainable Solutions For Local Business & Community @ Ballina Library from 10am till 1pm. Presentations, panel discussion and Q&A – ‘Save money for your business’ and ‘Funding for community climate action’
Zero Waste Pop Up Dining Experience @ Kennedy Glasgow Centre (More information to follow)
Saturday 25th of November:
Planting A Tree For Ballina’s 2023 Generation at 10am in Tom Ruane Park.
Swap Shop : 12pm – 4pm
Ballina’s first circular economy swap shop encourages people to swap, drop off and pick up pre-loved items including football boots, Christmas jumpers, furniture, bric-a-brac, records and more, making a small donation for local charities.
Also features a Pure Clothing pop up shop and revamp workshops.
The Accidental Activist By Diane O’connor & Dj: The Stables at Belleek Castle.
Stand up comedy show by Diane O’Connor, and DJ. (More information to follow soon)
Circular Economy Showcase: To highlight Ballina’s circular economy, Ballina Green Town, via The Mary Robinson Centre, will give away 100 €10 vouchers redeemable at agreed circular economy businesses in Ballina to end December 2023. This allows members of the public to try the circular economy at a discounted price, encouraging repair, reuse and pre-loved.