Join us on July 2nd, from 12pm, for a workshop in Athenry exploring climate action and a Just Transition.

We need a Just Transition to protect and create jobs, reduce emissions, enhance living standards and generate new opportunities that will help to build sustainable, resilient communities across the country – Just Transition Alliance.

To help bring about a Just Transition in Athenry we are inviting members of the community to join us and contribute to a number of exciting new projects we have planned over the coming months.

  • Our Sustainable Energy Community including our community survey which will capture information from local residents to better understand current energy use in the town. This will contribute to an energy masterplan which will identify short-medium-long term opportunities and help the transition to a more sustainable community life.
  • A new biodiversity project in partnership with Galway County Council and with funding through the Community Foundation for Ireland. A new patch of land on the edge of the town is secured to enhance the biodiversity in the town and provide a test-bed for new initatives.
  • A community cafe funded through the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will continue to act as a hub of activity for all our new projects and create meaningful employment opportunities in the town for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Support through the Pobal funded KickStart programme which will aim to assist people with criminal histories into employment to reduce rates of reoffending and crime in our local communities.

With funding secured, these projects are now in the early stages of development and we invite members of the community to join the conversation. By collectively working together we can bring about a more sustainable way of life and position Athenry as a leading voice taking action to build a sustainable, resilient rural communities.

You can sign up for the event below or complete the energy survey if you are a resident of Athenry.

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