We were thrilled to see such an incredible turnout for SLí's Big Swap.

Sarah Keane, Communications and Project Officer in SLí.

SLí's Big Swap proved to be another resounding success.

On Saturday, February 24th, Ardkeen Library played host to SLí's Big Swap, the first of its kind event in the South-East. The initiative, aimed at promoting eco-conscious choices and fostering a circular economy, drew an overwhelming response from the community, with a massive queue forming well before the event's scheduled 2pm start time.

Attendees were treated to a vibrant atmosphere filled with excitement and anticipation as they eagerly exchanged a diverse array of items, giving them new life and purpose.

From household goods to instruments, books to toys, the event showcased the transformative power of collective action in reducing waste and minimizing our environmental footprint. Every exchanged item represented a step towards a more sustainable future, emphasizing the importance of reusing and repurposing resources in our daily lives.

SLí extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, volunteers, funders, Waterford City and County Council and especially all the library staff whose dedication and support made this event possible. 

For those who missed out on this remarkable event, the sentiment is clear: you missed a unique opportunity. But fear not, SLí remains committed to organizing future initiatives that empower individuals and communities to embrace responsible consumption and environmental stewardship.

The enthusiasm and support from the community underscores the growing momentum behind sustainable living practices. Events like these not only promote environmental stewardship but also foster a sense of community

Sarah Keane, Communications and Project Officer in SLí.