Annual Sustainability Report

2018-12-14T16:32:03+00:00

UCC's first Annual Sustainability Report, dealing progress against the Sustainability Strategy for Academic Year 2017/18 can be accessed by clicking on the image below.

Annual Sustainability Report2018-12-14T16:32:03+00:00

UCC Green Campus Podcast Series

2018-11-14T10:11:04+00:00

We are delighted to release our first UCC Green Talk Podcast! Launching this Autumn, we aim to release podcasts covering a variety of sustainability issues, both in UCC and further afield. As tests carried out in Cork City found concentrations levels of PM2.5 (as high as London on the same day) we decided to do a [...]

UCC Green Campus Podcast Series2018-11-14T10:11:04+00:00

UCC is first in Europe to achieve gold STAR rating from AASHE

2018-10-24T11:30:40+00:00

University College Cork has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UCC now joins Princeton, Cornell and UC Berkeley in receiving the highest standard, Gold ‘Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System’ (STARS) for excellence in sustainability. [...]

UCC is first in Europe to achieve gold STAR rating from AASHE2018-10-24T11:30:40+00:00

Green Campus Newsletter – Summer 2018

2018-08-09T12:24:06+00:00

Our Green Campus newsletter for Summer 2018 can be viewed by clicking on the image below.  We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any feedback/suggestions then please just get in touch.

Green Campus Newsletter – Summer 20182018-08-09T12:24:06+00:00

Blog Post: The ‘Plastic Free July’ Challenge – an interview with participants Maria and Shannon

2018-08-05T18:59:38+00:00

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 [...]

Blog Post: The ‘Plastic Free July’ Challenge – an interview with participants Maria and Shannon2018-08-05T18:59:38+00:00

The Urban Otter; Great hunting skills displayed by one of Corks resident otters (Video Below)

2018-07-13T14:15:43+00:00

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 [...]

The Urban Otter; Great hunting skills displayed by one of Corks resident otters (Video Below)2018-07-13T14:15:43+00:00

Plastic and Society; A Love-Hate Relationship

2018-08-05T18:59:04+00:00

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 [...]

Plastic and Society; A Love-Hate Relationship2018-08-05T18:59:04+00:00

Blog Post: EU Agree Total Ban on Bee Harming Pesticides as UCC welcome 7 new hives to Campus

2018-08-03T16:57:53+00:00

UCC Green Campus Intern, Killian Kelly, on what the new EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides might mean for UCC's newest residents. The Problem The past decade has seen widening concern globally over the sudden plummet in bee populations. Although a number of possibilities behind such drastic declines were argued, little agreement could be found by the vast amount of [...]

Blog Post: EU Agree Total Ban on Bee Harming Pesticides as UCC welcome 7 new hives to Campus2018-08-03T16:57:53+00:00

Green Campus Newsletter – April 2018

2018-04-11T09:06:28+00:00

Click on the image below to access our Green Campus newsletter for Spring 2018 and see what we have been up to since Christmas!  Read about the activities of our student climate ambassadors, an update on the university wide module in sustainability, and many more activities that have taken place over the last three months. [...]

Green Campus Newsletter – April 20182018-04-11T09:06:28+00:00

Meatless Monday – what’s it all about?

2018-03-06T09:47:39+00:00

“Meatless Monday” is a global movement aimed at encouraging everyone to eat meat-free one day a week.  44 countries worldwide take part in this campaign, and UCC is playing its part.  On Meatless Monday, the main restaurant will offer meatless meal options for students and staff that wish to take action to help our environment. [...]

Meatless Monday – what’s it all about?2018-03-06T09:47:39+00:00