2nd Edition

2nd Edition

  • 16 Dec 2016

2nd Edition of our Green Campus eNews‌

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UCC Green Campus Newsletter

UCC Green Campus Newsletter

  • 30 Sep 2016

Read UCC's Green Campus Newsletterand get involved!‌‌

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Download our new free guided walking tour of UCC !

Download our new free guided walking tour of UCC !

  • 10 Jun 2016

Check out the new University College Cork Green Tour app, available for Android and Apple. This mobile audio tour will guide you around some of the many exciting green initiatives in UCC which have led to our position as one of the most sustainable campuses in the world!

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Green Flag Raising Ceremony- 17th June @10.15am

Green Flag Raising Ceremony- 17th June @10.15am

  • 10 Jun 2016

UCC are honoured to have been the first University in the World to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag for Environmental Education, Management and Action in 2010, and proud to have recently had the award renewed for the second time, for ongoing commitment to continuous environmental improvement.

 

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Natural Skincare Workshop with Tracey Ryan of Bia Beauty

Natural Skincare Workshop with Tracey Ryan of Bia Beauty

  • 17 Feb 2016

In conjuction with Operation Transformation, Green Campus is offering a natural skincare workshop with award winning Bia Beauty creator Tracey Ryan on Thursday 3rd March 1-2pm.

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Cork Climate Action Panel Discussion on Responses to Climate Change

Cork Climate Action Panel Discussion on Responses to Climate Change

  • 10 Feb 2016

Wednesday 10th February, Imperial Hotel, South Mall

7.30-9.30pm

 

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08.02.2016 Earth Week
UCC, Free
   
UCC’s Green Campus among best in world

UCC’s Green Campus among best in world

  • 26 Jan 2016

University College Cork has been ranked fourth in the world in a list of the world's most sustainable universities, achieving the highest result in Ireland.

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UCC delegates attend COP21 in Paris

UCC delegates attend COP21 in Paris

  • 30 Nov 2015

Prof Brian Ó Gallachoir will lead an ERI delegation at the COP21 in Paris.  There will be representives from 195 countries in attendance at the conference to reach a new international climate agreement.

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Peoples Climate March

Peoples Climate March

  • 24 Nov 2015

Join the Global Climate March in Cork city, where various groups including UCC Green Campus, Trocaire, SHEP, Transition Town Kinsale, EnviroSoc, Peoples Climate Mobilisation Ireland & Cork Environmental Forum are brought together to send a clear message to our government that Ireland needs to acknowledge its role in creating the climate crisis and to ensure it does its fair share to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change, both at home and abroad. 

 

On November 30th, world leaders meet in Paris to finalise a new global deal on climate change.  People all over the world are taking to the streets to show that the time for dragging feet on the issue is over and it is now time for action.

 

 

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COP 21 Sit down 30th November 11.55am

COP 21 Sit down 30th November 11.55am

  • 24 Nov 2015

On Monday 30 November at 11.55 am, as the COP21 conference begins, there will be a global sit-down to ask for attention of the world leaders at COP21 climate negotiations.  The objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations of the world. The overarching goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.

 We invite all students and staff to be part of this symbolic initiative.

 We would be grateful if you would come to the quad (under the clock tower) for five minutes at 11.55am on Monday November 30th.

 Bring something to sit on. 

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Want to take part in the Green Campus Carbon Challenge?

Want to take part in the Green Campus Carbon Challenge?

  • 12 Oct 2015

At our next meeting on Wednesday 14th October @ 6.30pm in Elec Eng L2 we will go through how to calculate your carbon footprint, pick some simple steps to reduce it. 

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Stop Wasting Food

Stop Wasting Food

  • 09 Oct 2015

Want to help reduce food waste?  

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Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015

Intervarsity BioBlitz 2015

  • 14 Sep 2015

Later this month teams from universities across Ireland, including UCC, will compete in the second Intervarsity BioBlitz to count as many species on campus as we can find. Over a 24 hour period from 24 to 25 September scientists and volunteers will race to find and record everything from tiny woodlice to long-eared bats. 

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UCC goes green for World Environment Day

UCC goes green for World Environment Day

  • 02 Jun 2015

University College Cork will be 'going green' this weekend to celebrate World Environment Day (WED).

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Growing Success: UCC horticulture course nominated for two awards

Growing Success: UCC horticulture course nominated for two awards

  • 07 Apr 2015

The MSc Organic Horticulture, the only one of its type in Europe has now been shortlisted for two major Irish awards.

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Green Campus Coordinators at UCC Works Awards Ceremony

Green Campus Coordinators at UCC Works Awards Ceremony

  • 26 Mar 2015

Green Success at UCC Works Programme Award as seven committee members received awards

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Oscar winner Jeremy Irons presents film screening of 'Trashed' at UCC

Oscar winner Jeremy Irons presents film screening of 'Trashed' at UCC

  • 10 Feb 2015

Academy Award -winning actor Jeremy Irons will talk in UCC at a screening of a feature length documentary TRASHED directed by the British filmmaker Candida Brady and featuring Jeremy as investigator and guide.

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Climate Conference 2015

Climate Conference 2015

  • 29 Jan 2015

Several UCC societies have joined together to host the solution-focused free climate change conference on Saturday February 7 from 11am-5pm. Organised by students from the Philosoph, Engineers Without Boarders, International Development and Environmental societies and the Green Campus Committee, it will focus on countries in the developing world that are already coping with climate change. It will also examine what governments and corporations around the world need to do to tackle the global problem.

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Green thumbs up for UCC

Green thumbs up for UCC

  • 21 Jan 2015

UCC’s efforts in the area of sustainability have resulted in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking awarding a second in the world ranking for the second year in a row.

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Coca- Cola Zero Bikes go live in Cork today

Coca- Cola Zero Bikes go live in Cork today

  • 18 Dec 2014

Today 15 of the 31 docking stations went live in Cork City.  The Coca Cola Zero public bike scheme allows registered users to rent bikes around the city.  The stations are located all over the city from Kent Station to Gaol Walk UCC. 

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How a grain of sand rewrote our ocean's history

How a grain of sand rewrote our ocean's history

  • 05 Dec 2014

Watch the wonderful story of one grain of sand and how understanding where it came from can help us to understand where our planet is going.

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UCC students are the bees' knees

UCC students are the bees' knees

  • 01 Dec 2014

A project using smart technology to help the plight of the humble honey bee has won a global competition for UCC students against challengers from MIT/Boston University (2nd) and TU Delft (3rd).

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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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UCC ready for BioBlitz

UCC ready for BioBlitz

  • 30 Apr 2014

Starting Thursday May 1st, Ireland’s first intervarsity BioBlitz kicks off.

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Swiftboxes go live

Swiftboxes go live

  • 25 Apr 2014

UCC's swiftboxes are now in place and awaiting the return of swifts (Apus apus) from Africa.

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Intervarsity BioBlitz launched

Intervarsity BioBlitz launched

  • 01 Apr 2014

On May 1st & 2nd Ireland's first Intervarsity BioBlitz will be held! Over 24hrs UCC, DCU, TCD, UL, NUIG, GMIT and Dundalk IT will battle to decide which campus is the most biodiverse in Ireland! 

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UCC GREEN CAMPUS WRITING COMPETITION: ‘OIKOS – SECRET PLACES’

UCC GREEN CAMPUS WRITING COMPETITION: ‘OIKOS – SECRET PLACES’

  • 18 Mar 2014

To celebrate UCC’s inspiring achievement of being named the world’s first accredited Green Campus, we invite all UCC students to participate in UCC’s Green Campus Writing Competition. Share your written interpretation of ‘the environment’ for your chance to win an iPad Mini and publication!

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UCC climbs to 2nd place in green global rankings

UCC climbs to 2nd place in green global rankings

  • 17 Jan 2014

UCC’s approach to sustainability has seen it climb to 2nd place in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Rankings, which released its latest results today.

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Green Campus Network Meeting

Green Campus Network Meeting

  • 14 Jan 2014

UCC Postgraduate Darren Reidy will deliver a talk at the Green-Campus Network Meeting in Croke Park next week.

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An Evening on Climate Change

An Evening on Climate Change

  • 06 Jan 2014

UCC is hosting an Evening on Climate Change on Thursday, January 16th.

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UCC Green Campus Environmental Award

UCC Green Campus Environmental Award

  • 08 Dec 2013

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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Mammoth forest project reports back

Mammoth forest project reports back

  • 13 Dec 2013

Scientists, practitioners and policy makers from Ireland and Northern Ireland convened in Portlaoise this week to review the recommendations of the largest sustainable forest management research project ever undertaken in Ireland.

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IBEC Award

IBEC Award

  • 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.

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UCC hosts sustainability conference

UCC hosts sustainability conference

  • 12 Sep 2013

The world is facing into ever greater ecological, social, political and economic turbulence and evidence suggests that the many tumultuous events that are unfolding are increasingly interconnected.

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Tidal turbines to generate Scottish electricity?

Tidal turbines to generate Scottish electricity?

  • 12 Sep 2013

Tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate almost half of Scotland's electricity needs.

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An Taoiseach launches Beaufort Research

An Taoiseach launches Beaufort Research

  • 12 Sep 2013

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has turned the sod at the site of the new Beaufort Building, positioning Ireland at the forefront of global maritime and energy research.

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New Book from UCC Geologists

New Book from UCC Geologists

  • 11 Jul 2013

Experts from the School of BEES at UCC are behind a new book, Geology of Ireland - A Field Guide, which reflects on Ireland’s valuable geological heritage.

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World-class test facility on offer

World-class test facility on offer

  • 27 Jun 2013

Marinet is pleased to announce the opening of a fourth call on June 28th offering free-of-charge use of Irish and European leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D.

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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.

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UCC 1st for Environmental Sciences

UCC 1st for Environmental Sciences

  • 08 May 2013

UCC has been ranked first amongst Irish Universities for Environmental Sciences and 2nd for Biological Sciences in the 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

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Promoting Plants

Promoting Plants

  • 29 Apr 2013

An interactive tree planting and plant science talk for school children was held in Skibbereen last Friday, facilitated by the School of BEES and Liss Ard Estate.

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Prize for Sustainable Energy Graduate

Prize for Sustainable Energy Graduate

  • 23 Apr 2013

Gary O’Halloran is this year’s winner of the EirGrid Prize for UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy.

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Global first as UCC retains Green Flag

Global first as UCC retains Green Flag

  • 22 Apr 2013

UCC has reaffirmed its standing as the world’s first Green Flag campus, a world first in itself for the prestigious international award programme.

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ESA applauds Irish marine innovations

ESA applauds Irish marine innovations

  • 19 Apr 2013

UCC’s Coastal and Marine Research Centre is part of the organising committee behind “Space Innovation - Powering Blue Growth” taking place today, Friday 19 April.

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Had eNUEF? Spring into action then at UCC

Had eNUEF? Spring into action then at UCC

  • 20 Mar 2013

The UCC Environmental Society will launch the inaugural National University Environmental Forum (NUEF) on Friday the 22 March in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

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Stop Wasting Food

Stop Wasting Food

  • 09 Oct 2015

Want to help reduce food waste?  

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Download our new free guided walking tour of UCC !

Download our new free guided walking tour of UCC !

  • 10 Jun 2016

Check out the new University College Cork Green Tour app, available for Android and Apple. This mobile audio tour will guide you around some of the many exciting green initiatives in UCC which have led to our position as one of the most sustainable campuses in the world!

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UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch

UCC Sustainability Strategy Launch

  • 17 Jun 2016

This morning 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 implementaion of this Sustainabilty Strategy will further enhance this reputation and performance.

To download the Strategy please click on the link below

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