Elements of Change Festival

Thank you to all who attended and supported Elements of Change in 2022 and 2019. Despite the changing elements of 2022 we all pulled together and danced through the yellow warning downpour! We’re sorry to say that 2023 will not see another gathering of the same scale, the team do not have the resources to make it happen this year, but plan on building momentum again for another iteration soon! Keep in touch on our mailing list to find out when the next is announced.

In the inspiring setting of Cloughjordan Ecovillage, the team behind Global Green at Electric Picnic, Sustainable Ireland Co-operative, and Cloughjordan residents collaborate to host this community-led, family-friendly festival celebrating culture, creativity, and climate action.

This is a gathering to regenerate our culture and re-imagine how our communities can be vibrant places to live; places that bring about positive change and are prepared for future challenges.

We’ll need: collaboration, arts & expression, music & dance, food sovereignty, community resilience, renewable energy, climate justice, traditional crafts & skills, open-source design, circular economy, decentralised economies and governance, meaningful livelihoods…These are some of the Elements of Change.

  • Talks and interactive workshops
  • Bands, musicians, and DJs
  •  Locally-sourced and organic food
  • Crafts and gift-stalls
  • Tours of the ecovillage
  • Host-your-own workshops
  • Conversation cafés

This festival focuses on community and as a participant of the festival, you are the community! Be part of discussions, offer a workshop in Open Space slots, bring instruments, talents, get involved in meitheals, host your own conversation cafes, mingle in the diversity of the festival and then share your insights.


 “The world is experiencing a series of shocks and surprise impacts which are enabling us to shift away from the idea of growth to ‘thriving’. Thriving means our wellbeing lies in balance. We know it so well in the level of our body. This is the moment we are going to connect bodily health to planetary health.” – Kate Raworth