Good Energies Alliance Ireland Newsletter
February-March 2020
Eco-activism in times of social distancing
Good Energies Alliance's office and Ballinaglera Community Hall were closed on the 13th of March. 
It was a not easy decision, but taken the purpose of minimizing the risk of contracting and, 
most importantly, spreading the virus within the community. 

Our staff - directors, employees, and volunteers - are taking safety measures and working remotely. 
Our activities are shifted online and focus on content creation. 
Some great outcome is already in this newsletter, some other is in the pipeline. 
Follow us on social media, so that you'll never miss a beat. 
Hopefully, we'll continue our Cróga Climate Dialogue soon, from where we left it.

Meanwhile, stay at home to save lives. Be resilient for your community.

Stay Cróga.

Aedín McLoughlin, GEAI CEO.

Second session of the Leitrim Cróga Climate Dialogue took place on February, the 20th
After the inaugural session in Ballinagleragh last December, which started it all, the Leitrim Cróga Climate Dialogue journey continued. This time, the  community-led initiative on Climate Action was held in Carrick-on-Shannon. This session focused on design thinking, which put us closer to the definition of a County Climate Action Plan, our final goal...
Join the Climate Dialogue Online!
The Leitrim Cróga Climate Dialogue never rests! We are animating a facebook group that is intended to be the communication hub of the Cróga Initiative. There, you can join the discussion on Climate Actions with your peers, share ideas, propose solutions, etc. Now more than ever it is the right time to get active in the cyber sphere.
Cróga Infographics
Check out this bundle of infographics that we did to illustrate the main figures of our greenhouse gases inventory for County Leitrim.
Links to individual pages:
All sectors inventory - Residential - Transport - Agriculture
Coming soon: Energy industries and the Carbon Sinks!
Trip to Arigna Fuels rising bioeconomy hub
We are happy to inaugurate a new feature on our website, called Good Energies: Good Practices from Ireland, with an article on our visit to the burgeoning bio-hub at Arigna Fuels, where they produce carbon neutral biofuels for domestic use, and the amazing biochar!
Presentation of Cróga Report at Leitrim Local Community Development Committee
At the end of January, GEAI Cróga researchers and Aedín presented the main findings of Cróga report and the first Climate Dialogue to Leitrim Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), in Carrick-on-Shannon.
The presentation sparked huge interest and engagement in the audience of stakeholders and councillors

Highlights were: the urgency to retrofit 🏠 decarbonise transport and energy supply 🚙 🔌
boost public transport (Local Link) 🚌
support a just transition for our green farmers 👩‍🌾👨‍🌾
save the bogs 🦋

COMING SOON: We'll be presenting at the County Council too! STAY TUNED
Electricity and gas supply COVID-19 measures to protect consumers

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has put in place a set of measures to ensure that vulnerable consumers are protected against disruption in electricity and gas supply during the COVID-19 emergency
More about the initiative on their
official website

Please spread the news within your network

Petition to ban fracking in Northern Ireland
ACT NOW still needs about 400 signatures. Would you help them?
Fracking is toxic, it rips up our countryside and pollutes the water people drink.
In the 'New Decade, New Approach' UK-Ireland government agreement for NI, there's no mention of fracking even though it is banned in Scotland, England and the Republic of Ireland.
Leitrim PPN - Community Support informations
A Community Support Helpline has opened in Leitrim. 
The focus is primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of 
groceries, medicine etc. From Monday, 30th March, phone lines are open from 9AM to 5PM seven days a week:
The contact number is 071 9650473
Alternatively you can email at
In addition an email Helpdesk For Community Groups was established.
Queries from local community groups can be addressed at c&
You can read more informations about community support actions in Leitrim at
Stay at home. Stay Cróga!
Cróga is Irish for brave.
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Ballinaglera, N41A2N8
County Leitrim
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71 964 3117
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