Climate Action

When Civic Trust House was built in 1730, prior to the Industrial Revolution, it would have seemed preposterous to think that humans could affect the weather, other than by prayer or witchcraft, perhaps. Fast forward 300 years and our precious planet has entered the Anthropocene Era. We now recognise human activity since this house was built as causing extinction, famine and habitat loss. This house has quietly stood by through enormous change and we hope that it will also see a turnaround for the better.

Civic Trust House is a signatory to the Climate Heritage Manifesto for CoP27 and is committed to improving our own carbon footprint and to the movement for climate justice.

In the summer of 2023, we are preparing a funding application for the Local Climate Action Fund, which we hope will be a step towards improving our own efficiency, and working with our fellow arts workers for a safe and habitable planet, for whoever may be enjoying this house 300 years from now in 2323. This is a huge challenge. Even if the Paris Climate Agreement was enacted fully, sea levels are projected to rise until 2300. In fact much of Cork city centre could be under water well before the end of this century.

If you are interested in working with us in this regard, please email

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