About The Green Campus Programme in UCC
Green Campus involves a seven-step programme and a cycle of continual improvements across themes such as energy, waste, water, biodiversity and transport. You can read about specific actions undertaken in UCC, under these themes, in the pages of this website.
The Green Campus Programme in UCC has evolved significantly since its inception. Strong commitment and support from the highest levels in the university has contributed to embedding sustainability across our operations, teaching, research and outreach. The student-led Green Campus committee, chaired by the Student’s Union Deputy President, meets regularly to discuss ideas and campaigns to improve our campus. These meetings feed into biannual meetings of the Green Campus Forum, which takes its membership from across all functions within the university. The forum ensures continuity throughout the academic cycle.
In recent years, the establishment of “green teams” in focus buildings, has furthered the reach and impact of the green campus programme across UCC. These teams are working with Green Campus to improve both the environmental performance of their buildings, and the comfort level for staff and students. You can read more about how this programme began here and about the successes that have been achieved by our Green Library Team here.
If you have an idea for how UCC can be “greener”, or would like to join the Green Campus Committee or Forum, then please get in touch.