Climate Action Weekend 

Climate Action is an increasing focus of concern for everyone. And often the solution to concern is action – this Kildare PPN Climate Action Event aims to highlight all the different ways to get involved and to feel positive about our contribution to change. From recycling to sustainable energy to local food, we can all work together to tackle this and build resilience. 

Event Programme 

Make sure to keep an eye on this page as we are adding new events each day to our programme.

Resilient Local Communities

This period of extraordinary change is an opportunity to nurture our resilience and ensure that the places we live are vibrant, innovative and can provide livelihoods that sustain us. Davie Philip will give a presentation on the concept of Community Resilience and lead a discussion on what we can cooperatively do in our local communities to adapt positively to the challenges we face. 

Davie is a facilitator and trainer with Cultivate, the Sustainable Ireland Cooperative that he co-founded in 2000.  Cultivate are now bssed at the ecovillage project in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.  Davie sits on the Council of ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability  who are facilitating the Communities for Future action programme. 

Friday 27th November – 7:30pm

Resilient Local Communities Poster

Lets Talk Climate Action Webinar

Let’s Talk Climate Action will be presented by Gavin Harte, Sustainability Consultant, Climate Action Coach and Environmental Activist.

This webinar will cover the terminology and science behind Climate Change and address why we need to act now.


Saturday 28th November – 11:00am 

Lets Talk Climate Action Workshop Poster

Sustainable Energy Communities Information Session

The purpose of this information session is to introduce you to the sustainable energy communities network & to see what benefits & supports they can bring.

The event will be facilitated by Emer Conway who is the SEAI Community Energy Mentor in Kildare.

This program aims to drive energy efficiency & smart energy use nationwide & is a key component of the Kildare County Council Climate Change Adaption Strategy 2019-2024.

Come along to hear more about this exciting new initiative in Kildare & change the way your community thinks about energy.

Saturday 28th November – 2:00pm

SEC Poster Climate Action Weekend

Climate Action Podcast Series

Brian Byrne of Kilcullen Diary Podcasts will be delivering a 3 part Climate Action podcast series where he talks with 3 different social enterprises and businesses in Kildare who are doing their part for Climate Action. 

Available from: 8pm on Friday  27th November 

Kilcullen Diary Podcast

Recycling Do’s & Don’ts

Are you still not 100% sure that your are sorting your waste correctly? If so,  Dara Wyer, Environmental Officer with Kildare County Council will take us through how to sort our waste with what items go in each bin and why.

Available from Sunday 29th of November – 12:00pm

Recycling Dos and Donts Poster

Kildare County Council Open Space Management 

Paula O’Rourke, Executive Parks Superintendent with Kildare County Council joins us as part of our Climate Action Weekend to give us a presentation on the Parks Department’s Open Space Management, updating us on the results of their trial maintenance plan that was undertaken this year.

Watch on our Facebook channel at 2:00pm on Sunday the 29th of November.

Parks Poster