Listen to Twenty Years a-Growing | Celebrating 20 Years of Cloughjordan Ecovillage

The event the format of initial short reflections from four ecovillagers on living and working in the ecovillage, followed by a panel of supporters reflecting on the importance of the ecovillage, its challenges moving forward and the lessons it offers wider society.

Minister Eamonn Ryan opens the event.

The six panel members include:

Mary Murphy, Maynooth University, Tim Crowley of Martello Low-Carbon, Anne Dolan of Mary Immaculate, Paul Kenny of the TEA, Heather Sullivan, SUNY Potsdam, Ger Darcy, Tipperary County Council and Karen Ciesielski of the IEN.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Finalist in Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award

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The Cloughjordan Ecovillage models the transition to a low-carbon society.

What’s unique about the initiative?The Cloughjordan Ecovillage models the transition to a low-carbon society and shares its learning through various educational activities. With 55 low-carbon homes, a carbon-neutral district heating system, a community farm, green enterprise centre, a planned reed-bed treatment plant and Ireland’s lowest ecological footprint, the ecovillage is demonstrating different ways to achieve ecological, economic and social sustainability.