On 11 July, the Judges visited Galway City to visit the Transition Galway Project.
Transition Galway is a local voluntary organisation that is focused on building a resilient and vibrant Galway for the future. It is one of thousands of transition projects around the world. Galway Transition Project aims:
- Build strong communities and a strong local economy to support a low carbon, sustainable Galway
- Host community events, including film screenings, talks and practical workshops
- Oversee a community garden planted at a local primary school in the city
In 2014, Transition Galway organised a series of open public visioning events. At these events, local people were invited to come up with practical and creative ideas for a low carbon, sustainable Galway by the year 2030.
Cleaner Greener Galway On The Way
The judges began their visit with a tour of the community garden. Then they had a presentation from Transition Galway about the vision and aims of the project. The ideas or “pledges” that came up from the public visioning were shared and produced into a single plan for Galway. The Transition Galway project produced a video about what they want to give back to their city in order to ensure its future.
It was a very successful judging visit. And the judges departed with confidence that the Galway they return to in the future will be a cleaner, greener lower carbon sustainable city, thanks to the work of Transition Galway Project and others like it.
For more information about Transition Galway, visit the Transition Galway Facebook.