Global Green

at Electric Picnic

‘Our Climate is Changing - How Will We?’


Global Green is a colourful pop-up eco-village of green ideas, merriment, inspiration and action. For over a decade this area, coordinated by Cultivate, the collective based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, has been the conscious heartbeat of the Electric Picnic. Here you will find activists, artists, makers, musicians, foodies and poets from across Ireland hosting transformational ideas, activities and conversations for all generations. 


Find us on the green edge of the festival to revamp your body and mind with fabulous famous toasties from The Market Kitchen, and drinks at the Full of Love Kombucha Bar, and the Revel Coffee Caravan. Check in for morning yoga and mindfulness, African Drumming workshops with Inké and Didgeridoo with Ita


Whether you want to dance, eat, save the planet or loosen up and mellow out, Global Green is a must-visit over the festival weekend. With performances, exhibits, art, information and curiosities of all sorts Global Green is a unique festival experience for everyone.


The Village Hall
Experience brilliant new music in Global Green’s venue for live music, movies, late night DJs and dancing. We have a knack of catching rising stars here, past acts include Saint Sister, BARQ, Hozier and even the young upstart Michael D Higgins has hung out with us! .  


This year, keep your eyes peeled for some fresh new talent in the shape of hip-hop’s rising star and winner of the prestigious 2FM/BIMM scholarship NibZz, world/dance music spectacle ITA Didge and Drums, Kastane is a treat for minimal techno and french house fans and Meghan Murray’s heartfelt R&B pop has us captivated! Just a teaser of what’s coming your way, so keep it locked on @globalgreenatEP for updates… 


District 13 

This is the solar powered area for stalls, talks, activities and discussions on Global Goal 13 - Climate Action - highlighting climate responses, social justice, solidarity and engagement with the Global Goals. Extinction Rebellion will be creatively engaging festival goers on the need for urgent responses to the climate and biodiversity emergency with talks, discussions, screen printing and banner making. Creativity & Change will host the Activist Studio, providing tools to take creative action on climate justice. Meet the energy pioneers from Glas Energy, DAYSE and TEA at Community Power where you can witness first-hand the technologies accelerating the transition to renewables. Léargas will be highlighting opportunities for young people to volunteer across Europe with the European Solidarity Corps.  Not Here Not Anywhere will inspire people to envision and create a fossil fuel free future, Engineers without Borders will be showcasing practical solutions for community resilience all over the world and The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network will be promoting the humble bicycle as a powerful revolutionary tool for climate action. MAKEPORT, WeCreate FabLab, CoderDojo, Code Club and the Raspberry Pi Foundation will animate a Maker Space where festival goers can create change using digital technology. Concern, Sightsavers and Self Help Africa have stalls advocating for global change and will share incredible international stories of communities addressing extreme poverty, ending hunger, and ensuring equality for people with disabilities.


Grow Zone  

Rest your weary roots and shoots in the ‘pop-up' community garden and activity tent. Green your fingers and get the mycelium running with growers from Community Gardens Ireland, GROW Place Ireland, OURganic Gardens, Greenside Up, Third Space Galway, Donegal Community Garden Network, An Gairdin Beo, Foxford Community Garden, East Clare Community Co-Op, Young Friends of the Earth, Cloughjordan Community Farm, and Irish Seed Savers. Celebrate soil, seeds, biodiversity, food sovereignty and citizen science. Each day artists and activists will host games, discussions, activities and experiments to inspire and inform you. Get nourished at the Sheelagh na Gig radical bookshop and Full of Love Kombucha Bar, and at night chill out with films, music and spoken word curated by the Blue Door.  



Are you sick of plastic and pathetic single-use tents? This area offers ways to help prevent plastic pollution and introduces creative approaches to upcycling and reuse with Zero Waste Ireland.  Photographer Annie Holland will be highlighting plastic waste with her colourful headdresses, come and have your picture taken in the photo booth 


Bemusement Games

Children and adults of all ages adore Global Green’s Bemusement Games.  Play, learn and laugh with rustic games from Fuinseog Woodland Crafts, Connect 4 Resilience and giant Jenga from Cloughjordan Eco-Village and get grooving on the green with the bicycle powered Little Green Disco. 


Field Agents of Change

This year Cultivate and Nifty Bins will be coordinating 100 Field Agents of Change volunteers, who will be helping out across the arena and campsites, spreading a zero waste message and engaging audiences in climate action. They will creatively raise awareness, collect pledges and highlight relevant talks and activities across the festival. 


For the final artist line-up and schedule of talks see 


For full schedules and more detail see
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Global Green is coordinated Cultivate and animated by the following organisations.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Young Friends of the Earth, Extinction Rebellion Ireland, Creativity & Change, Glas Energy, DAYSE, Tipperary Energy Agency, Community Power, Léargas, Not Here Not Anywhere, Make Port, WeCreate FabLab, CoderDojo Ireland, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Engineers without Borders, The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, Concern, Sight Savers, Self Help Africa, Fuinseog Woodland Crafts, Community Gardens Ireland, GROW Place Ireland, OURganic Gardens, Greenside Up, Third Space Galway, Donegal Community Garden Network, An Gairdin Beo, Foxford Community Garden, East Clare Community Co-Op, Young Friends of the Earth, Cloughjordan Community Farm, Irish Seed Savers, Blue Door, Zero Waste Ireland, Annie Holland Photography, Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop The Market Kitchen, Kombucha ‘Full of Love’ Bar, Revel Coffee