UCC Green Campus Newsletter

UCC Green Campus Newsletter

  • 30 Sep 2016

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UCC to create student hub in €15m extension

UCC to create student hub in €15m extension

  • 08 Jul 2016

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 with all aspects of the development. 

 

 

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UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch

UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch

  • 20 Jun 2016

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.

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Eco Eye Visits the New Beaufort Building at Ringaskiddy

Eco Eye Visits the New Beaufort Building at Ringaskiddy

  • 11 Mar 2016

UCC's Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ringaskiddy was featured on last Tuesday's Eco Eye. Click on the RTÉ Player link below and coverage starts from 6 mins onwards. 

 

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UCC General Services have raised €9259 for wonderful Cork Charity, Penny Dinners

UCC General Services have raised €9259 for wonderful Cork Charity, Penny Dinners

  • 22 Dec 2015

The UCC General Services team have raised an incredible €9259 for Cork Penny Dinners.

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The 700th UCC Cycle-to-Work Bicycle Sold

The 700th UCC Cycle-to-Work Bicycle Sold

  • 14 Jul 2015

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.

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UCC Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy

UCC Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy

  • 10 Jul 2015

The new Beaufort Research Centre will officially be opened on Saturday, 11th July 2015 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

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CORK BIKE WEEK 2015

CORK BIKE WEEK 2015

  • 17 Jun 2015

UCC are proudly supporting Cork Bike week 2015 which runs from 13th June to 21st June 2015 as part of National Bike Week.

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2nd Place for UCC in UI Green Metric University Rankings

2nd Place for UCC in UI Green Metric University Rankings

  • 21 Jan 2015

UCC retains 2nd place in University of Indonesia Green Metric University Rankings 2015

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Ireland's 1st Intervarsity Bioblitz 1st-2nd May at UCC

Ireland's 1st Intervarsity Bioblitz 1st-2nd May at UCC

  • 29 Apr 2014

Ireland's first intervarsity Bioblitz 1st-2nd May at UCC - 24 hours to record every species on UCC Campus!!!

 

24 Hours to record every species on campus

How many species will you record?

7 Universities nationwide

Most Biodiversity recorded wins

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Swift Nestbox Project at UCC

Swift Nestbox Project at UCC

  • 29 Apr 2014

This is the time of year when birds occupy much of our time on this programme. We have boxes strategically placed in locations throughout the country – and we’re watching closely as birds begin to nest and hopefully start laying their eggs.

Any day now we can expect to see Swifts beginning to arrive from Africa, and in UCC they’re running a project to attract these birds to nest in boxes they have attached to university buildings.

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Buildings & Estates Staff Travel Survey 2014 - Great Response

Buildings & Estates Staff Travel Survey 2014 - Great Response

  • 31 Mar 2014

First of all thank you very much to all of you who have already responded to the survey and submitted the questionnaire. Feedback rates to date are quite promising, though we might need some more.

 

As a reminder: The UCC STAFF travel survey is still open. The more responses / submitted questionnaires we get, the more valid the results will be.

 

 

 

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Public Events Info - Heritage Events Cork City and County April 2014

Public Events Info - Heritage Events Cork City and County April 2014

  • 31 Mar 2014

Heritage Officer, Cork County Hall wishes to advise the following upcoming heritage events as follows,

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Parking restrictions at rear of Aula Maxima Wed 5th March 2014

Parking restrictions at rear of Aula Maxima Wed 5th March 2014

  • 04 Mar 2014

Parking restrictions in place Wed 5th March 2014 at rear of Aula Maxima

 

 

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Heritage Events taking place in Cork City and County during February and March 2014

Heritage Events taking place in Cork City and County during February and March 2014

  • 24 Feb 2014

Check out the list of events taking place in the City and County over the next few weeks advised by Cork City Council Heritage Unit,

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Having fun at UCC's Green Week

Having fun at UCC's Green Week

  • 25 Feb 2014

 

Tuesday 25th Feb 2014 - workshops and seminars held from 12-2pm today, Wednesday National Spring Clean-Meet in Amphitheatre 3-5pm,

 

 

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UCC Green Week 24th-28th Feb 2014 Poster of Events

UCC Green Week 24th-28th Feb 2014 Poster of Events

  • 24 Feb 2014

 

Check out our poster of events this "Green Week" 24th to 28th Feb 2014

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River Lee Clean up for UCC's Green Week 24th - 28th Feb 2014

River Lee Clean up for UCC's Green Week 24th - 28th Feb 2014

  • 24 Feb 2014

With the zeal of a Tidy Towns contender, UCC’s annual Green Week kicks off from Monday 24-28 February, with live wildlife displays, green walls and a river cleanup promising to sustain the conversation around being kind to our environment.

 

 

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2nd UCC Emergency text

2nd UCC Emergency text

  • 12 Feb 2014

 

In light of the present weather conditions all lectures are cancelled for the remainder of the day.

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UCC Emergency text sent out - Weather condition dangers

UCC Emergency text sent out - Weather condition dangers

  • 12 Feb 2014

 

Due to deteriorating weather conditions and the dangers associated with the risk of falling slates, branches and debris. Please do not leave the building you are in.

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Met Eireann issue Code level RED severe weather warning for Cork today

Met Eireann issue Code level RED severe weather warning for Cork today

  • 12 Feb 2014

They are forecasting Stormy conditions during today, Wednesday 12th Feb, with Southerly winds of 60 to 70 km/h  gusting to 120 km/h, veering westerly by late morning. Winds will increase 75 to 85km/h and will gust 130 to 160 km/h. High Seas also. Valid from 06:00 Wednesday 12-February-2014 until 15:00 Wednesday 12-February-2014.

 

 

 

 

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€1 million saved in waste over the past 5 years in UCC

€1 million saved in waste over the past 5 years in UCC

  • 11 Feb 2014

€1 million has been saved in the past 5 years due to Green Campus initiative. The student led, research informed and practice focused green initiative has given UCC the opportunity to take a forward step in changing actions in sustainability.

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Great win for Ireland over Wales last weekend, the same match held 100 years ago has a UCC connection

Great win for Ireland over Wales last weekend, the same match held 100 years ago has a UCC connection

  • 10 Feb 2014

 

Held in Belfast in March 1914, ‘The Balmoral Brawl’ became known as the most violent match ever held between Wales and Ireland.

 

 

 

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One day closure of river Lee walkway (Distillery Fields) on Friday 14th Feb

One day closure of river Lee walkway (Distillery Fields) on Friday 14th Feb

  • 10 Feb 2014

The river walkway connecting Main Campus to Distillery Fields and the North Mall will remain closed on Friday, 14 Feb, ONLY. 

This is to facilitate urgent repair works to a data cable connection along the Mardyke footbridge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Buildings & Estates department welcomes new staff member Ross O'Donovan as Buildings Maintenance Manager

Buildings & Estates department welcomes new staff member Ross O'Donovan as Buildings Maintenance Manager

  • 10 Feb 2014

 

 

Buildings & Estates department wishes Ross every success in his new appointment

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Cork City Council have issued a Tidal Flood Alert - UCC deploying flood barriers to at risk UCC buildings from 6pm Tuesday 4th Feb 2014

Cork City Council have issued a Tidal Flood Alert - UCC deploying flood barriers to at risk UCC buildings from 6pm Tuesday 4th Feb 2014

  • 04 Feb 2014

 

Cork City Council have issued a Tidal Flood Alert for the low-lying areas of the city with particular emphasis on this evenings high tide due at 20:53 hrs.

 

 

 

 

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New Green Campus Website - Student Led/Research Informed/Practice Focused

New Green Campus Website - Student Led/Research Informed/Practice Focused

  • 03 Feb 2014

 

 

Check out the new website namely Green Campus http://www.ucc.ie/en/greencampus/ which will work in conjunction with the Buildings & Estates department and BEES department.

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Buildings office helpdesk email address Operational again

Buildings office helpdesk email address Operational again

  • 21 Jan 2014

 

The e-mail address for the Buildings office helpdesk was out of order but is operational again from 3.15pm Tuesday 21st January 2014.

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UCC climbs to 2nd place in GreenMetric World Rankings!!

UCC climbs to 2nd place in GreenMetric World Rankings!!

  • 20 Jan 2014

UCC has climbed to 2nd place in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World University Rankings

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Buildings & Estates Department now on Twitter and Facebook - Check us out!!
New Map showing facilities available to Nursing Mothers/Baby Changing/First Aid Locations

New Map showing facilities available to Nursing Mothers/Baby Changing/First Aid Locations

  • 13 Jan 2014

 

Buildings & Estates added a new map showing the locations of facilities available to Nursing Mothers/Baby Changing and First Aid locations

 

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Park & Ride Timetable effective from 6th Jan 2014

Park & Ride Timetable effective from 6th Jan 2014

  • 18 Dec 2013

 

The new Park and Ride timetable effective from 6th January 2014 is available to print off now

 

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Pedestrian Gate Western end of Western Gateway building service back to normal

Pedestrian Gate Western end of Western Gateway building service back to normal

  • 09 Dec 2013

Pedestrain gate at Western end of Western Gateway Building  - closing time has resumed back to normal time.

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Next Generation of responsible global citizens

Next Generation of responsible global citizens

  • 16 Dec 2013

 

BCS transition year students made a recycling bin aimed at primary school kids, when you place your recycling in it, it talks to you.  My niece Amy Brennan was involved with the mini company project and they won Best Innovation prize and 1st prize overall at the South Cork Schools Enterprise programme last week. 

 

 

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CEF Award 2013

CEF Award 2013

  • 10 Dec 2013

UCC Green Campus Environmental Award

 

University College Cork’s Green Campus programme was awarded the 2013 CEF Environmental Award (category Public Sector) by Cork Environmental Forum at an awards ceremony at Firkin Crane Cork on 5th December 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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UCC receive IBEC award 2013 (runner up prize)

UCC receive IBEC award 2013 (runner up prize)

  • 09 Dec 2013

 

UCC Receive IBEC Award 2013 (runner up prize)

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UCC/Tyndall SEAI Legacy Award - Outstanding Achiever 2013

UCC/Tyndall SEAI Legacy Award - Outstanding Achiever 2013

  • 04 Dec 2013

UCC/Tyndall were selected as a Finalist in the Sustainable Energy Awards 2013.

To celebrate 10 years of the Awards, 10 organisations had been selected as finalists in the Legacy Category and UCC/Tyndall were selected.

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Deadline this Friday 22nd November for 2014 Tax Saver Travel Pass

Deadline this Friday 22nd November for 2014 Tax Saver Travel Pass

  • 20 Nov 2013

 

 

As a reminder, application deadline for the 2014 Tax Saver travel pass tickets is this coming Friday 22nd Nov.

 

Please see email below and follow the link to the prices. E.g. one year of unlimited travel on all Cork City and Suburban buses for €1,012, City buses only for €814.

That's as little as €2,50 (€2,00 respectv.) a day, based on 200 working days and tax savings on the higher tax level. 2,50 of petrol will only take you as far as 20km (round trip), and that's only the petrol cost for the car.

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New guidelines on UCC Deliveries October 2013

New guidelines on UCC Deliveries October 2013

  • 07 Oct 2013

 

There are restrictions on truck movements on campus.  In order to minimise risk, it is necessary to have all truck deliveries completed and off campus before 8am.  Truck deliveries arriving on campus after 7.45am will be turned away.  Vans will continue to be given access during the day, however, we would ask that where possible these deliveries be completed by 8am also.

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Minister Pat Rabbitte announces exemplar energy projects

Minister Pat Rabbitte announces exemplar energy projects

  • 26 Jun 2013

SEAI to support 22 energy efficiency projects to deliver up to €7 million annual energy savings and support over 500 jobs.

UCC, one of the first public bodies in the world to achieve ISO 50001 certification, has an on-going programme to retrofit their facilities.  The specific exemplar project aims to utilise the ESCO model to strategically retrofit the electrical and mechanical facilities in a number of campus buildings.

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University College Cork finalist for European Business Awards for the Environment

University College Cork finalist for European Business Awards for the Environment

  • 28 Nov 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) has been revealed, following a two-day jury meeting in Rome, Italy. The 16 finalists come from 10 countries and University College Cork has been chosen as one of the finalists. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Lyon on 1st December 2014 at the Pollutec exhibition of environmental technologies in Lyon, France. The European Business Awards for the Environment are awarded to eco-innovation companies that successfully combine innovation, competitiveness and outstanding environmental performance.

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