Climate Action at UCC


By Lauren Quinlivan, Research Support Officer, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, UCC Earth Day 2020 (April 22nd) will be remembered by many for a variety of reasons, not least because, while we all continue to be divided by distance during this difficult time, we remain very much united in the global fight against climate change. As [...]

Climate Action at UCC2020-04-22T10:14:21+00:00

UCC Green Campus Spring 2020 Newsletter


Our Spring semester, though cut short, was packed full of wonderful events and achievements.  Read more here:  

UCC Green Campus Spring 2020 Newsletter2020-04-08T12:49:41+00:00

Happy birthday to us!


On Wednesday 19th February, UCC will celebrate 10 years of becoming the first University in the world to be awarded a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education.  UCC ran the pilot Green Campus programme, with support from An Taisce, after a group of students, who had come from Green Flag schools, came up [...]

Happy birthday to us!2020-03-18T09:51:11+00:00

Autumn 2019 Newsletter


To read about some of our recent activities as part of UCC Green Campus, click on the link below.  If you have any stories and/or suggestions, then get in touch at

Autumn 2019 Newsletter2020-03-18T09:54:54+00:00

The Climate Emergency – What are we Doing?


The Climate Emergency - What are we Doing? UCC are members of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and signatories of the SDG Accord.  The EAUC were one of the first alliances to take the step of declaring a Climate Emergency and this week published a framework with actions for member institutions to [...]

The Climate Emergency – What are we Doing?2019-08-09T16:09:15+00:00

The Conundrum of Academic Travel


The Conundrum of Academic Air Travel UCC's most recent carbon footprint calculation estimated that we release over 32,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere every year.  This is potentially an underestimate, and from August, a new research project, under the supervision of Dr Niall Dunphy (CPPU), will work to refine this calculation.  Nevertheless, [...]

The Conundrum of Academic Travel2019-12-13T13:23:53+00:00

A Fourth Green Flag for UCC


By Lina Skarabis (UCC Green Campus Secretary 18/19, UCCSU Environmental Officer 19/20) In 2010, UCC was proud to have been the first University in the world to be awarded a Green Flag from An Taisce on behalf The Foundation for Environmental Education.  The Green Campus Programme focuses on environmental education and sustainable development on campus, [...]

A Fourth Green Flag for UCC2019-06-27T15:25:52+00:00

Earth Day 2019


Save our Species – Local Actions Global Impact On Monday April 22nd is International Earth Day 2019 with this year's theme being "Save our Species".  From the smallest insects to the largest mammals, alarming facts are being reported daily on the decline of the world’s species.  Ireland is not immune, with for example 37 of our [...]

Earth Day 20192019-04-18T15:26:03+00:00

UCC Hosts UI Green Metric International Workshop


UCC Hosts UI Green Metric International Workshop UCC played host to the 2019 Annual International Workshop on UI GreenMetrics which addressed the theme of “Sustainable University in a Changing World: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities.” UCC was privileged to welcome over 100 international delegates from 30 different countries across the globe to this important event. Delegates attended [...]

UCC Hosts UI Green Metric International Workshop2019-04-30T11:47:55+00:00