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  • UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch

    20 Jun
    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.

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  • Swift Nestbox Project at UCC

    29 Apr
    Swift Nestbox Project at UCC

    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

    31 Mar
    Buildings & Estates Staff Travel Survey 2014 - Great Response

    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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  • Next Generation of responsible global citizens

    16 Dec
    Next Generation of responsible global citizens

     

    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

    10 Dec
    CEF Award 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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  • Deadline this Friday 22nd November for 2014 Tax Saver Travel Pass

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

     

     

    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

    07 Oct
    New guidelines on UCC Deliveries October 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

    26 Jun
    Minister Pat Rabbitte announces exemplar energy projects

    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

    28 Nov
    University College Cork finalist for European Business Awards for the Environment

    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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