Community Climate Challenge

Join Ireland's only national community climate challenge!

From 15th to 26th April 2024, community groups and organisations will compete to reduce their carbon footprint by the largest amount. Leading up to the competition, a series of online workshops will explore the themes from a variety of angles, equipping and empowering you to lead change!

What is it?

Climate Heroes is team-based climate challenge. Together with other members of your community, you will learn about and take simple actions on the drivers of climate change.

  • Investigate and challenge the forces driving climate change
  • Join with allies and compete to reduce carbon emission
  • Capture your actions using powerful technology

Best of all, this competition is fun, engaging, and habit-forming - and fully free to community groups and organisations in Ireland!

 

What’s involved?

  • Register at the link below
  • Join an orientation session to learn more about the platform and competition
  • Attend optional workshops to frame climate actions through a global lens, and meet others committed to the cause
  • Log climate friendly actions during the two week challenge, and encourage your team to do the same.
  • Reflect, debrief, and pat yourself on the back!
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Register for Climate Heroes 2024


2023 Competition Highlights

In 2023, 68 teams from 15 counties logged their daily climate-friendly actions. 525 participants saved the total equivalent of 36,855 kg of carbon dioxide emissions! See below for a break down of the results by county.

 

Inspiring others!

In 2023, third-placed Climate Heroes Myrtle Coast Volunteers made this excellent video showing others some of the ways they managed to reduce their emissions during the Climate Heroes Competition!

 


About Global Action Plan

Climate Heroes is a new and innovative programme that supports communities around Ireland to take informed climate decisions. Find out more about Global Action Plan at our website.

 

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About the platform

Climate Heroes is powered by Ducky.

Discover concrete ways for you and your team mates to reduce CO₂ emissions and make climate action part of your everyday life. Easy and effective habits - at home and at work.

 

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Need more information?

Still not sure what this is all about? Drop us a quick email or fill out the form below and we'll get in touch!

 


The challenge sponsor

This challenge is funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues.

You can find out more about GAPs ACT Global Citizenship programme here

 

 

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