Spark Change Sustainability Awards

About the Awards

The Wheel, Trinity College Dublin and the Environmental Protection Agency are delighted to announce the winners of the  inaugural Spark Change Sustainability Awards.

The aim of the Spark Change Awards is to celebrate the people and groups working across Ireland to make to make their communities socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

Eighteen of the 35 groups that Spark Change Challenge have been shorlisted for the Award.

The Winners 

Three projects have been shortlisted in each of the six categories and a panel of expert judges will choose a winner in each category:

1. Mobilizer Award
The project that demonstrates the greatest successes with mobilizing individuals, organisations or networks for collective action for the SDGs.

  • Go Greener with Grangecon

2. Storyteller Award
The most impactful or innovative project to capture powerful human stories to help communicate the interconnectedness ​of the SDGs in people’s lives through different mediums.

  • Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

3. Campaigner Award
The most impactful or innovative communications campaign (local/national/international) to raise public awareness about the SDGs and/or people’s role in SDG action.

  • Belturbet Zero Waste Town

4. Creative Award
The most impactful or innovative initiative that harnesses artistic expression to spur SDG Action and awareness through creativity, empowering and connecting people.

  • Galway Cheshire House

5. Includer Award
The project/group that makes the most innovative and impactful effort to ensure that excluded groups become part of the SDG dialogue and decision making in their community or at international levels

  • Family Addiction Support Network

6. Connector Award
The team/project that demonstrates innovative or impactful ways to engage multiple stakeholders or build networks to generate the transformational change needed to make the SDGs a reality.

  • Community Wetlands Forum

**These categories have been modelled on the UN SDG Action Challenge Awards 2019.