The 'Plastic Free July' Challenge - an interview with participants Maria and Shannon - Killian Kelly As the month of July comes to a close, so too does the 'Plastic Free July' challenge which saw people attempting to reduce, or completely eliminate single-use plastics from their shopping lists the entire month of July. There's [...]
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Great hunting skills displayed by one of Corks resident otters (video below) Green campus Intern, Killian Kelly From a distance, I assumed it was a seal. I’d seen one a few weeks back down by Grand Parade. Floating along, it then plunged its head under, hunching its back upward, and lifted its long pointed tail [...]
Mural by Rosemarie Schinzler. ‘Wachsen Lassen’ - ‘Let Grow’. Photo: Killian Kelly Plastic and Society; A Love-Hate Relationship On the East Side of the Berlin wall, there once stood a symbolic green plant sprouting from a mural (seen above), accompanied by the words ‘Wachsen lassen’, meaning Let Grow. Today, in the plant's absence, sits a display of single-use water [...]
UCC to create student hub in €15m extension Work began on Wednesday 6th July on a one-stop shop for most student services in an extension to one of University College Cork’s oldest buildings - the Windle Building. More can be read about the extension on the Irish examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ucc-to-create-student-hub-in-15m-extension-408693.html Follow: http://studenthub.ucc.ie/ to keep up to date [...]
UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch On Friday 17th June, President Michael Murphy launched the 2016 UCC Sustainability Strategy. UCC is regarded as Ireland's 'Green University' and in combination with the University's Strategic Plan 2013-2017 the implementation of this Sustainabilty Strategy will further enhance this reputation and performance. To download the Strategy please click on the [...]
UCC General Services have raised €9259 for wonderful Cork Charity, Penny Dinners The UCC General Services team have raised an incredible €9259 for Cork Penny Dinners. Pictured above presenting a a cheque for €9000 to Caitriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners last Friday, 18th December, the total tally of €9259 is now in. A [...]
The 700th UCC Cycle-to-Work Bicycle Sold Birgit Greiner recently became the 700th person to purchase a bike through the Cycle-to-Work Scheme here in UCC since the scheme started in 2009. Birgit was presented with a little gift voucher for Victoria Cross Cycles and some safety accessories. Birgit is a senior lecturer in public health and [...]
UCC Beaufort Building, RingaskiddyThe new Beaufort Research Centre will officially be opened on Saturday, 11th July 2015 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/ireland-at-the-crest-of-a-new-wave-in-maritime-technology-1.1466646
CORK BIKE WEEK 2015 UCC are proudly supporting Cork Bike week 2015 which runs from 13th June to 21st June 2015 as part of National Bike Week. With over 40 events scheduled throughout Cork, there are events to suit all ages and abilities including leisure cycles with local clubs and groups, fun games, cycle [...]