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

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

2017-12-21T13:40:13+00:00

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

2017-12-15T14:49:11+00:00

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

2017-11-01T16:40:30+00:00

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