Owners and occupiers of the city’s Georgian Neighbourhood and anyone with an interest in a sustainable future for Limerick City are being invited to take part in a week-long range of events focusing on sustainability and renewable energy for Limerick. City Engage Week will take place from 14-18 September 2020 and is focused on the theme of local renewable energy, culminating with an event on Culture Night.
City Engage – Local Renewable Energy follows on from the hugely successful City Engage – Georgian Limerick Laneways which is working with local businesses and community groups to revitalise some of Limerick Georgian Neighbourhood Laneways. The results of these collaborations are due to be unveiled shortly.
The City Engage series is part of the +CityxChange (Positive City Exchange) project funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020. The overall aim of the project seeks to create positive energy districts and influence citizen behaviour to meet the challenge of moving to a low carbon sustainable future.
There is a full calendar of events for City Engage – Local Renewable Energy, where participants can
- map solar energy potential in the Georgian core
- build their own energy monitor
- learn about local energy communities
- explore the potential of river turbine for a sustainable energy future
Also included in the programme are events with a broader focus, which ask citizens what kind of city they want to live in over the next 30 years and how to meet the challenges posed by climate change.