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


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


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?


“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

UCC ranks in world’s top ten “green” universities


UCC’s position as a globally leading “green” university has once again been recognised with a top ten position in the UI Green Metric World University Ranking.  Achieving an impressively creditable 9th out of a total of 619 universities worldwide, UCC’s position in the UI Green Metric represents a global ranking of sustainability activities across operations, [...]

UCC ranks in world’s top ten “green” universities2017-12-21T13:40:13+00:00

Green Campus Newsletter – Christmas 2017


Click on the image below to read the UCC Green Campus Newsletter for Christmas 2017. From everyone at UCC Green Campus, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  

Green Campus Newsletter – Christmas 20172017-12-15T14:49:11+00:00

Green Campus Newsletter – Autumn 2017


The last number of months have been busy for UCC Green Campus.  Highlights have included the launch of our "Ditch the Disposables" campaign, as well as welcoming a new group of UCC Green Campus interns to the programme.  We are also celebrating ten years since UCC began the journey to becoming a Green Campus, [...]

Green Campus Newsletter – Autumn 20172017-11-01T16:40:30+00:00

Green Campus Newsletter – 2016


UCC Green Campus Newsletter Read UCC's Green Campus Newsletter and get involved!‌‌   Follow this link to the Green Campus Newsletter for September 2016.

Green Campus Newsletter – 20162017-10-31T17:10:12+00:00

UCC to create student hub in €15m extension


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 Follow: to keep up to date [...]

UCC to create student hub in €15m extension2017-09-11T14:47:02+00:00

UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch


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 Sustainability Strategy Launch2017-09-11T14:39:26+00:00

Eco Eye Visits the New Beaufort Building at Ringaskiddy


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 [...]

Eco Eye Visits the New Beaufort Building at Ringaskiddy2017-09-11T14:27:57+00:00