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GLOBAL GREEN ECOVILLAGE 2019
AN OASIS OF CREATIVITY AND CLIMATE ACTION

Our climate is changing. How will we?

Global Green is a colourful pop-up eco-village of green ideas, merriment, inspiration and action. For over a decade this area, coordinated by Cultivate, the collective based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, has been the conscious heartbeat of the Electric Picnic. Here you will find activists, artists, makers, musicians, foodies and poets from across Ireland hosting transformational ideas, activities and conversations for all generations.

Find us on the green edge of the festival to revamp your body and mind with fabulous famous toasties from The Market Kitchen, and drinks at the Full of Love Kombucha Bar, and the Revel Coffee Caravan.
Whether you want to dance, eat, save the planet or loosen up and mellow out, Global Green is a must-visit over the festival weekend. With performances, exhibits, art, information and curiosities of all sorts Global Green is a unique festival experience for everyone.

 

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Village Hall
Experience brilliant new music in Global Green’s venue for live music, movies, late night DJs and dancing. We have a knack of catching rising stars here, past acts include Saint Sister, BARQ, Hozier and even the young upstart Michael D Higgins has hung out with us!

This year, keep your eyes peeled for some fresh new talent in the shape of hip-hop’s rising star and winner of the prestigious 2FM/BIMM scholarship NibZz, world/dance music spectacle Airbourne Sphinge, Kastane is a treat for minimal techno and french house fans and Meghan Murray’s heartfelt R&B pop has us captivated!

Village Hall full schedule

DISTRICT 13
This is the solar powered area for stalls, talks, activities and discussions on Global Goal 13 - Climate Action - highlighting climate responses, social justice, solidarity and engagement with the Global Goals. Extinction Rebellion (XR) will be creatively engaging festival goers on the need for urgent responses to the climate and biodiversity emergency with talks, discussions, screen printing and flag making. Creativity & Change will host the Activist Studio, providing tools to take creative action on climate justice.

Meet the energy pioneers from Glas Energy, DAYSE and TEA at Community Power where you can witness first-hand the technologies accelerating the transition to renewables. Léargas will be highlighting opportunities for young people to volunteer across Europe with the European Solidarity Corps. Not Here Not Anywhere will inspire people to envision and create a fossil fuel free future, Engineers Without Borders will be showcasing practical solutions for community resilience all over the world and The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network will be promoting the humble bicycle as a powerful revolutionary tool for climate action.

Concern, Sightsavers and Self Help Africa have stalls advocating for global change and will share incredible international stories of communities addressing extreme poverty, ending hunger, and ensuring equality for people with disabilities.

District 13 full schedule

Field Agents of Change
This year Cultivate and Nifty Bins will be coordinating 100 Field Agents of Change volunteers across the arena and campsites spreading a zero waste message and engaging audiences in climate action. The Field Agents if Change that are focusing on Climate Action have been selected from activists from Extinction Rebellion, Young Friends of the Earth, Not Here Not Anywhere, Cool Planet Climate Champions and An Taisce's Climate Ambassador Programme. They will creatively raise awareness, collect pledges and highlight relevant talks and activities across the festival. Including this one in Global Green….

A PEOPLE'S DIALOGUE - Sunday 4.30 - Village Hall
We have declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency - Now What? Our final discussion facilitated by Cultivate’s Davie Philip features Oisin Coughlan (FoE), Roisin Garvey (Green Party spokesperson on Rural Development), Gavin Harte (Communities 4 Climate Action) and Vikki Chapman (Festival Republic) and other activists from Extinction Rebellion, the Climate Ambassador Programme and Community Gardens Ireland.

On The Green - Global Goals In Local Action
Check out the exhibit and all the activities on Global Green addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

Bemusement Games
Children and adults of all ages adore Bemusement Games. Play, learn and laugh with rustic games from Fuinseog Woodland Crafts, Play Connect 4 Resilience and giant Jenga from Cloughjordan Ecovillage and get grooving on the green with the bicycle powered Little Green Disco.

MAKER Space
CoderDojo, Code Club, Raspberry Pi Foundation, MAKEPORT and WeCreate FabLab, exploring new approaches for creating change using digital technology.

Saturday 4pm
Didgeridoo Workshop with Ita
A hands on Didgeridoo workshop with Ita, the didge guy. Learn the story of the instruments and the people who used it first, how to play and "sing " the first rhythms.

Saturday 2pm & Sunday 3pm
African Drumming Workshop with Iniké
Get a taste of the culture of West Africa with this drum workshop with Shiv Ross. A fun introductory workshop where you learn how to play a traditional rhythm from West Africa...no experience necessary, open to everyone!

Art for RESILIENCE
East Clare Community Co-op will facilitate festival goers in creating a collaborative art piece over the weekend exploring wellbeing, collaboration, rediscovery, sustainability and connectivity.

Relax on the Green
Rest up and relax surrounded by the art of Caitriona Sheedy in the Reflection Space, or take a break in the digitally fabricated Grow Dome.

Welcome to GROW

Grow Zone
Rest your weary roots and shoots in the ‘pop-up' community garden and activity tent. Green your fingers and get the mycelium running with growers from Community Gardens Ireland, GROW Place Ireland, OURganic Gardens, Greenside Up, Third Space Galway, Donegal Community Garden Network, An Gairdin Beo, Foxford Community Garden, Friends of Merlin Woods, Ards Community Garden, Ballinfoile Mór Community Garden, East Clare Community Co-Op, Young Friends of the Earth, Cloughjordan Community Farm, and Irish Seed Savers.

In The GROW Tent you can find out about and celebrate soil, seeds, biodiversity, food sovereignty, community and citizen science with the GROW Observatory. Each day Young Friends of the Earth, Irish Seed Savers & GROW Place Ireland will host games, discussions, activities and experiments to inspire and inform you.

Get nourished at the Sheelagh na Gig bookshop - "Radical" books for adults and children on the climate emergency, sustainable living, green building, permaculture, global issues, activism, LGBTQ+, and feminism. The Full of Love Kombucha Bar will be serving healthy drinks all day.

At night chill out at the Blue Door, the joint next door to Village hall. This is Global Green’s evening hip, underground, arty, chill out joint. A reimagined subculture of alternative artists in a space that does nothing but inspire.

Grow Zone schedule here

Wasteland
Are you sick of plastic and pathetic single-use tents? Discover ways to help prevent plastic pollution and creative approaches to upcycling and reuse with Zero Waste Ireland and Precious Plastic in this plastic ecosystem. A wire fish on our plastic ocean will keep track of the festival cup footprint and allow festival goers to contribute to campaigns. Photographer Annie Holland will be highlighting plastic waste with her colourful headdresses, come and have your picture taken in the photo booth.

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Global Green is coordinated Cultivate and animated by the following organisations:

Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Young Friends of the Earth, Extinction Rebellion Ireland, Creativity & Change, Glas Energy, DAYSE, Tipperary Energy Agency, Community Power, Léargas, Not Here Not Anywhere, Make Port, WeCreate FabLab, CoderDojo Ireland, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Engineers without Borders, The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, Concern, Sight Savers, Self Help Africa, Fuinseog Woodland Crafts, Community Gardens Ireland, GROW Place Ireland, OURganic Gardens, Greenside Up, Third Space Galway, Friends of Merlin Woods, Ards Community Garden, Ballinfoile Mur Community Garden, Donegal Community Garden Network, An Gairdin Beo, Foxford Community Garden, East Clare Community Co-Op, Cloughjordan Community Farm, Irish Seed Savers, Blue Door, Zero Waste Ireland, Annie Holland Photography, Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop The Market Kitchen, Kombucha ‘Full of Love’ Bar, Revel Coffee,

 

THE VILLAGE HALL SCHEDULE
FRIDAY

17:00 Inseek
Australian singer songwriter

18:00 Global Troubadours
Folk/Roots Vibes

19:00 Clive Williams and the Light Catchy
anthemic songs of love and understanding

20:00 XO MO
Emotionally charged electronic act

21:00 Tomás (DJ)
A fine mixture of house, techno, soul, funk and everything in between

22:30 SJ (DJ)
Dance anthems and sweet remixes of classics

00:30 RobotRock
Live Dance Anthems

02:15 Mo Kelly (DJ)
Bespoke dance tunes for Global Green

SATURDAY

14:00 Meghan Murray
R&B Pop singer-songwriter from Belgium

15:00 Abbacaxi
Chilled yet dancy bass-driven funk

16:00 Dashoda
Electro-pop rooted in ambient 80s rock with a lick of techno

17:00 Basciville
Dark gothic blues tinged soul duo

18:00 OfficeCoffee
Live, raw and soulful dance music.

19:00 Kastane
Live sophisticated minimal tech/house

20:00 Kyoto Love Hotel
They make songs for thoughts to dance to

1:00 Conor Fahy (DJ)
Up and coming young Techno DJ

2:30 The Rebellion (DJ)
“If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” Rising up and expressing life through rhythm.

SUNDAY

14:00 Airbourne Sphinge
Organic tribal trance grooves garnished with spacey melodies

15:00 Zamo Riffman
Funky grooves, happy spoons

15:50 NibZz
Hip-hop artist, lyricist, beat-maker and producer

16:30 A People's Dialogue
Discussion - We Have Declared a Climate & Biodiversity Emergency, Now What?

17:50 *Special Guest*

19:00 jar jar jr
Neo-soul, jazz and hip hop beat maker

20:00 Kiruu
Eclectic East African Influenced Grooves

21:00 Disrupt
Minimalist Acid Techno DJ

23:30 Global Green Closing Party
Pressure Drop DJs, East Clare Riddim Bandits & Anacalypsis

DISTRICT 13 SCHEDULE
Activities, Discussions, Talks in the Climate Action Tent

SATURDAY

11.30 Yoga
Stretch out and relax into your long day ahead with Cloughjordan’s Majella O’Connor.

12.30 Being the Change
Taking inspiration from NonViolent Communication (NVC), Active Hope and other practices, and considering the principles and values of Extinction Rebellion, activists discuss how they are creating a new culture of intrinsic non-violence, collaboration and connection.

13.15 Campaign Soapbox
Global Green consists of many environmental groups and sustainability initiatives all with unique approaches to climate action. Hear from Not Here Not Anywhere, Young Friends of the Earth and others as they present information about their campaigns, current issues and ways you can support.

14.00-18.00 Drop-in Art Workshop with Extinction Rebellion
Print t-shirts, bags, flags, and banners with Extinction Rebellion symbols to be used at upcoming actions.

14.00 Parenting in the Climate and Biodiversity Crisis
How do we prepare our children for an uncertain future and how much should we tell them? What reforms are needed for childcare and education? How can parents and carers be supported to get involved in activism? A panel discussion hosted by child and family policy specialist, Dr Karen Smith.

15.15 Be Creators of Solutions for Local and Global Challenges
Engineers Without Borders and the Raspberry Pi Foundation lead this immersive workshop introducing the concepts of design thinking, user centric design and problem-solving techniques in a fun and informal setting.

15.45 Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It
A festival adaptation of the talk that has pollinated a worldwide rebellion for the survival of life as we know it. Sharing the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, the current psychology around climate change, and offering solutions through the study of social movements.

17.00 Music with Róisín Rua
An eclectic mix of covers and originals by Róisín Rua. Be prepared to not be prepared at all for a soul source of cool, calm musical mirth and mayhem!

17.30 The Climate Action Plan: too little too late?
A panel representing environmental, political, agricultural and various other perspectives discuss the Climate Action Plan. Does it fail to act upon what is necessary rather than politically possible? Hosted by Dr. Ollie Moore and featuring Saoirse McHugh, Karen Smith and Gary Tyrell.

18.15 Reflections from the Field
100 Field Agents of Change are engaging audiences in zero waste and climate action across the festival. In this short session listen to their experience, find out what people are saying and how the climate message is being received.

18.30 Spoken word with Mel White
Mel is a rebel poet who tells her truth and takes action with Extinction Rebellion. Her insights answer the call to rise up…and to slow down…to be present and to create the culture we want to live in.

19.00 System Change: what do we really mean by that, and what would it look like?
‘System change not climate change’ is often written on banners, and chanted at environmental protests and actions. Climate Breakdown will either be the breakdown of our ecosystems or our destructive system. The choice is ours.

20.00 Eco Themed Open Mic
Music, poetry, or just a rant! Sign up at the beginning of the session.

SUNDAY

11.30 Yoga
Stretch out and relax into your long day ahead with Cloughjordan’s Majella O’Connor.

12.30 Connecting in Uncertain Times
Accepting the truth of the climate and biodiversity emergency can create a strong emotional response. This is an opportunity for you to talk - to share your experiences, to speak from the heart, to listen to others, and to support each other.

13.30 Music from Patrick O Connor
Acoustic sounds of rebellion and reflection responding to the Climate Emergency and times we find ourselves in.

14.00-18.00 Drop-in Art Workshop with Extinction Rebellion
Print t-shirts, bags, flags, and banners with Extinction Rebellion symbols to be used at upcoming actions.

14.00 Humans of XRI
A behind-the-scenes view of Extinction Rebellion Ireland (XRI). This momentum of this movement is driven by volunteers from all walks of life, trying to walk their talk by taking action. Hear personal stories from XRI activists - what drove them to get involved, and what they actually do.

15.00 Bicycle Power
A powerful revolutionary tool for climate action. A discussion on how the bicycle transforms people and places, hosted by Cyclist.ie

15.45 Equality, Climate Justice and the Global South
Concern, Sightsavers and Self Help Africa share incredible international stories of communities addressing extreme poverty, ending hunger, and ensuring equality for people with disabilities.

16.30 Global Troubadours
A selection of tunes from the Global Green house-band.

17.30 Folk music from Lorcan Lyons
Lorcan defines folk music as gathering songs he loves, to share them with others in the hope they'll love them too.

18.00 XR Parade
Just as XR take to the streets in festive ways, they will take their presence into the festival field! Gathering at the District 13 tent to parade around the site, creating a carnival atmosphere with chanting and drumming. Wear your newly printed clothes, carry banners and wave flags made over the weekend! All welcome.

18.45 Why Civil Disobedience?
Extinction Rebellion activists give an introduction to non-violent direct action, describe how civil disobedience achieves meaningful change, and explain the scientific research behind inciting a successful rebellion.

BLUE DOOR
Global Green’s evening hip, underground, arty, chill out joint. A reimagined subculture of alternative artists in a space that does nothing but inspire.

Friday

From 20.00 - Blue Door Sessions
Vintage black and white movies and tunes to match the vibe. Play a board game or pick up an instrument. Chill and chat in this cozy atmosphere curated by the Blue Door Sessions.

23.50 - Something Like That
Two Piece original and cover band

00.30 - Queen Elvis
Original folk

01.00 Banjaxed
Indie music with punk influences

01.30 Knoeline Keane
Indie folk singer/songwriter from Galway

02.00-04.00 - The Blue Door Open Mic Session.
All genres of music welcome. Theatre, spoken word, dance, soundscapes, avant-garde, arthouse film all welcome.

Saturday

From 20.00 - Blue Door Sessions
Chill and chat in this cozy atmosphere curated by the Blue Door Sessions.

11.50 - Something Like That
Two Piece original and cover band

00.30 - Brian Cuthbert
A societal critique, delivered to a beat. Somewhat absurd, perhaps. Where spoken word meets rap”

01.00 - Global Troubadours
The Global Green House Band - Folk/Roots Vibes

01.30 - The River Sees You
A contact improvisational dance piece with an ethereal soundscapes of the Irish Goddess Sionna based on the personified voice of the river Shannon revealing our interconnectedness to the elements.

02.00-03.00 - The Blue Door Open Mic Session.
All genres of music welcome. Theatre, spoken word, dance, soundscapes, avant-garde, arthouse film all welcome.

Sunday

From 20.00 - Blue Door Sessions
Vintage black and white movies and tunes to match the vibe. Play a board game or pick up an instrument. Chill and chat in this cozy atmosphere curated by the Blue Door Sessions.

00.00 - Something Like That
Two Piece original and cover band

00.30 - Faraway Martin
Irish singer/songwriter

01.30 Knoeline Keane
Indie folk singer/songwriter from Galway

01.30 - The River Sees You
A contact improvisational dance piece with an ethereal soundscapes of the Irish Goddess Sionna based on the personified voice of the river Shannon revealing our interconnectedness to the elements.

02.00-03.00 - The Blue Door Open Mic Session.
All genres of music welcome. Theatre, spoken word, dance, soundscapes, avant-garde, arthouse film all welcome.

GROW Tent
Friday

14.00 - Wildflower Seeds
Looking for some natural crafting ideas? Make some seed paper using native Irish Wildflower Seeds from Design by Nature with Community Gardens Ireland.

15.00 - Restoring Nature & Protecting Wildlife
We don’t have to feel helpless during this time of climate uncertainty, there’s still a huge amount we can do to help nature and wildlife. Join Community Gardens Ireland in the Grow tent for a chat about how we can implement the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and what small steps can we take.

16.00 - What is Permaculture
Curious about permaculture and no dig gardening? The Community Gardens Ireland team will share some of the basic permaculture principles and help to get you growing without the back breaking effort.

17.30 - Food for Freedom.
Stories from Direct Provision Food is dignity. This discussion looks at the challenges of life for asylum seekers in direct provision and the potential for solidarity-building food initiatives. Led by CGI and Martina Finn

Saturday

11.00 - The Hunt for Mini-Beasts
We share the planet with many creatures, come help Community Gardens Ireland find some mini-beasts before the human revellers really wake up

12.00 - Game On
Play games to learn how you can make a difference for our planet with Young Friends of the Earth

13.00 - Sensory Delights
Flowers can help to awaken many senses, today Community Gardens Ireland will be exploring touch and sight as we make natural flower prints.

14.00 - Seed Sovereignty
Irish Seed Savers explain why sharing open pollinated seeds can increase our sustainability and resilience.

15.00 - Citizen Science and Climate Change
An introduction to the work of the GROW Observatory a European-wide project engaging thousands of growers, researchers and people passionate about soil to collect data that can help validate climate prediction models from satellites. Hosted by Grow Place Ireland

16.00 - Transforming Our World
The Sustainable Development Goals will shape the approach to fighting hunger, poverty and climate change by 2030. In this discussion Self Help Africa, Sightsavers and Concern explore ways in which this can be done.

17.00 - Community Supported Agriculture
An introduction to an innovative way to increase food security and strengthen the local economy. Hosted by members of Cloughjordan Community Farm.

18.00 - Ecovillages in Europe
Davie Philip (ECOLISE) with other residents of Cloughjordan Ecovillage join John-Paul Patton (Enriched Earth & Global Ecovillage Network) discuss why building sustainable community at this time is critical.

Sunday

13.00 - Seed Bombing
Don’t just use any seeds for your guerilla seed bombing, use native Irish wildflower seeds and help to recolonise our countryside. Join the Community Gardens Ireland team to learn how to seed bomb.

14.00 - The Soil Party
See the microbiology of the soil come to life under a microscope. The bigger the party is in the soil the healthier we and the planet will be. Led by citizen soil scientist Dave Beacher.

14.30 - Compost Clinic
Is your compost heap too wet or dry? Worried about fluffy visitors or not sure about composting in an urban or small garden? All your questions will be answered with the Community Gardens Ireland team.

15.00 - Carbon Drawdown with Biochar
Biochar is a nutrient dense fertiliser made from pyrolysed plant & food waste. It is now seen as a simple, relatively low-cost approach for mitigating climate change. Learn how to create your very own biochar kiln at home with this intro talk hosted by Engineers Without Borders from Eoin at Farm Social.

16.00 - Solidarity & Getting Involved
Léargas introduce the European Solidarity Corps Programme and outline the potential for Irish organisations to get involved as well as the opportunities for young people to volunteer, work and learn in communities throughout Europe.

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