From movies and talks, to zero waste festivals and upcycling workshops, there is no shortage of sustainability events happening in September!
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Sept 4th – 10th
Following the success of its first festival earlier this summer, Zero Waste Ireland are holding a week-long festival in September. The festival – Zero Waste Week – will take place in Dublin from September 4th-10th, and will offer a wide range of events and activities including talks, workshops, film screenings, information stands, and a market and swap shop.
Where: Locations Around Dublin
What: Sustainability Seminar
Sligo University Hospital and IT Sligo are holding a Sustainability Seminar to discuss their journey towards sustainability and their Green Flag experiences.
Where: IT Sligo and Online Webinar
What: Airfield Festival of Food – Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap
Over this two-day festival, visitors will get an opportunity to engage with local food producers and enjoy the very best of Irish food and drink over a weekend packed with fun activities for all the family all based around the theme Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap.
Where: Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin
What: Parking Day Dublin
On Friday September 15th use your imagination to transform a parking space into a parklet. From 11am until 6pm. PARK(ing) Day is a free annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. This is a free event and is open to everyone – Artists, Designers, Businesses, Public Awareness Campaigners and anyone who wants to enhance our use of public spaces for just one day.
Where: All Around Dublin
More Info: http://www.dublinparkingday.org/
Sept 15th, 16th and 17th
What: Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean
Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend will take place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of September 2017 and is a great opportunity to get out and make a difference on our beautiful coastline. In 2016, nearly 800,000 volunteers in over 90 countries removed 8,193 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans!
Where: Beaches Around Ireland
What: EAT:ITH at Fumbally Stables
EAT:ITH is a series of workshops, events and talks surrounding food culture in Ireland which takes place in September and October each year in The Fumbally Stables. Formerly known as The Autumn Series this will be its third year of programming and collaborations, with some of the country’s most passionate producers, chefs, farmers, sommeliers, baristas, food writers and activists.
Where: Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin
What: How to make more sustainable choices
Want to be more sustainable in fashion but not sure where to start? Join founder of Stiall.com Linda Conway on September 20th to talk about fashion choices and how we can be more sustainable. Linda will discuss fashion movements and how we can adapt a new attitude to fashion consumption without too much effort.
There’s a showcase of ethical fashion on the night along with drinks, nibbles and lots of fun! Come along for a feel good night full of food, fashion, beauty and goody bags!
Where: Skinfull Affairs, 34 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/skinfullaffairs/events/?ref=page_internal
What: The Fashion Revival Preloved Pop-Up
A second-hand clothes pop-up shop taking place in Ranelagh Arts Centre. Visitors will be treated to a mix of vintage, designer and high street clothes as well as some drinks and nibbles.
Where: Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin 6
What: Bea Johnson – Zero Waste Home Talk
Following her trip to Dublin a few months ago, Bea Johnson, author, speaker and zero waste advocate, will deliver a presentation in Cork discussing how she and her family adopted a zero waste lifestyle and highlighting actions we can all take.
Where: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork
What: ABODE – A Collaborative and Ethical Interiors Pop-Up
Where: Fumbally Exchange, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
More Info: https://www.instagram.com/abodepopup/
What: Dublin Food Coop Night Market
As part of Culture Night, Dublin Food Coop will partner with growers and producers to hold a night-time market, with live music, talks about the art of growing and sharing sustainable food, a movie screening, and more.
Where: Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket, Dublin 8
More Info: https://culturenight.ie/
What: People and Projects Open Studio
A beautiful studio open to the public every Friday. This shared design studio is home to sustainable and local makers Grown, NTN, We Are Others and Scullion Architects. Pop in to chat to the people behind the labels, learn about the production methods and experience the products for yourself.
Where: 29 Francis Street, Dublin 8
What: Rediscovery Centre Range of Sustainability Workshops
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space connecting ideas, people and resources. Throughout September, the Centre will host a range of workshops to help you discover ways to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle including:
- Furniture Upcycling
- Bicycle Maintenance
- Zero Waste Home
Where: Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 9
What: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
A must-see movie! A decade after his ground-breaking documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, former Vice President and crusading environmentalist Al Gore returns to survey the current situation. He finds that concern over climate change is growing ever more prescient. Polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and extreme weather events are becoming the norm, rather than the exception.
Where: Most Cinemas
What: Irish Design Shop Make and Mend Series
A series of workshops which focus on traditional Irish crafts and handmade and sustainable design. Workshops include candle blending, wood carving, darning with wool, spoon carving and basket weaving.
Where: Irish Design Shop, Drury Street, Dublin 2
What: Grow HQ are hosting another impressive suite of events throughout September. These include:
- Introduction to Growing
- Storing Crops
- Cooking for Kids and Adults
Where: Grow HQ, Waterford
Straw Fest is an Autumn celebration of artisan and organic food supported by the Boyne Valley Food Series and Slane Food Circle. There will be a Farmers Market, tours of the Gold-certified Ecotourism Glamping overlooking Slane Castle and new Strawbale Eco-Guesthouse, an Organic farm walk and Green Building workshop.
Where: Rock Farm, Slane, Meath
More Info: http://rockfarmslane.ie/farm/events/