Drop-in Zone

The Drop in Zone at the Regional Gathering in Tralee had information hubs on themes of climate action including energy, waste, environment, transport, food and community collaboration. It allowed visitors to learn more, meet like-minded people, and exchange ideas for action.  

Some of the organisations in the Drop-In-Zone, included: 

  • Voice Ireland, who will have their 'recycling ambassador' on hand to answer questions about what household waste can and can't be recycled through our recycling services 
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland will be available to chat about their grants that can support people to carry out home energy efficiency upgrades for their homes. They will also have information on their Sustainable Energy Communities program 
  • EPA will have representatives from their Stop Food Waste campaign to share ideas on how to reduce food waste in the home, and from their Live Green campaign which has advice on how households and communities can take practical action, and the financial supports and guidance that's out there to help them act 
  • Irish Farmer's Association 'Smart Farming' initiative will share ideas on how farmers can reduce costs through better resource management, including feed, grassland, water and energy use 
  • Change X will be there to share their range of proven templates for community initiatives linked to community action sustainable living 
  • Eco-Unesco will be discussing and promoting their Young Environmentalist Award which sees teenagers working together on projects to provide solutions to local and global environmental challenges 
  • An Taisce Education Unit will be present to discuss the work they are doing in relation to climate action, education and sustainability 
  • GLAN Tralee, a community movement designed to develop Tralee as a cleaner, greener more environmentally sustainable town, will be there to showcase local action 
  • Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-operative, which aims to enable local communities in Kerry to become more resilient and self-reliant, by developing and supporting strategies and practical initiatives that replace dependence on fossil fuels by renewable, sustainable and affordable alternatives, will showcase local action 
  • Transition Kerry, part of a local, national & international initiative will discuss to get local communities to think about making themselves more sustainable and resilient