Climate Café #1
The Climate Café will launch at Ormston House as part of the Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas.
This new event is inspired by Fridays for Future meetings and participants’ experiences, questions and responses to climate action. The main part of the event is to meet and chat with scientists and local experts on specific aspects of climate research and sustainability. This will be an open and relaxed atmosphere where participants can ask questions and share information. There will be a range of activities each week including DIY/DIO demos and self-care for activists – stay tuned for updates on our hosts and special guests.
The first Climate Café is BYOB (bring your own bike) and cycling activist Tim Hourigan will kick off the event with tips for bike maintenance. Then, where are the adults? Professor Con Hussey (University of Limerick) and Iona Logan (Fridays for Future) will be chatting about climate research and “uniting behind the science”. We will be treated to a plant-based recipe by Jacques Brennan, author of Hungry Soul, followed by self-care tips for activists with psychotherapist, Karen Sugrue.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
About the Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas:
The Limerick Spring began in 2014 and since then has touched on many social, political and cultural issues and themes with a strong core value of citizen activism. The Limerick Spring celebrates the role of the citizen in pushing for transparency, openness and holding truth to power, where ever it lies, and aims to shine a spotlight on projects, ideas and citizens that are leading the way and offering a glimpse of what is possible.
Home is where the heart is:
The Limerick Spring theme for 2020 is Home is where the heart is. For many of us, watching our global home suffer with the effects of climate change is a call to action. More locally, the growing number of people struggling to find a secure and affordable place to call home is also a crisis issue. Activism for some of us might focus on local issues such as housing and pollution in our city, but global challenges of climate change and economic inequality are driving people all over the world to become activists seeking solutions to – literally – save the planet. All of us and all of these issues are connected.