Sustainability Citizenship

Student Led

Student Led

From the beginning, the green agenda at University College Cork was shaped and formed by student initiatives.

UCC offers a wide range of courses at all levels with an environmental focus. These programmes attract students with a strong commitment for protecting, improving and restoring our environment through a range of activities in the academic, social and political spheres.

You can view the full range of "green" course on offer at UCC below and find out more about the UCC Environmental Society.

Be a student officer for Green Campus and get an award on your cv.....

UCC Works is a University Award that you can receive by participating in an approved activity as a volunteer or intern for a minimum of 40 hours. Green Campus have a number of positions/opportunities as part of UCC works including students officers for print and digital media, waste/recycling, biodiversity, energy and climate, sustainable food, sustainable transport, water resources, and more. 

 The Student Officer(s) for Green Campus will be required to attend a number of Green Campus meetings, carry out some general administration (e.g. act as the secretary for the meetings – taking minutes etc), and play a part in organising and running a campaign/project in the area. The campaign/project may be our idea or yours, i.e. if you have a great idea that is relevant to the Green Campus we can try and facilitate that! 

 Apply directly to us at telling us what area interests you, and if you have a project/campaign idea. 

Positions are advertised on the link below

UCC Environmental Society is one of the most active student societies in UCC:

"UCC Envirosoc is an environmental conservation society. We are a branch of Young friends of the Earth Ireland. We work with other green and environmentally inclined groups in UCC, Cork and on a nationwide level. We try to promote a greener more sustainable way of life by informing the student body using events such as workshops, film screenings, trips away, debates and joining with other societies on campus to run various events. We work with the UCC Green Campus committee to help the college attain its green flag status, awarded by An Taisce. We plan and run UCC Green Week, an annual event to inform students, in conjunction with the Green Campus committee. A week long event held in the second semester where the society gets out and about on campus to provide an accessible way for students to learn about different groups and organisations that suits their own interests. We are a joint sponsor, with the International & Development Society, of the UCC Polytunnels gardens which is a student run garden initiative. We fund-raise for various charities, such as the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow and the Irish Seed Savers Association. and have an annual photographic competition with the UCC Photographic Society. We work with and promote the activities of groups such as The Irish Wildlife Trust, An Taisce, Young Friends of the Earth, An Gluaiseacht and the UCC Greens.

In conjunction with the UCC Green Campus Committee we helped the university to to be the first university in the world to be awarded a Green Flag. Awarded by An Taisce to Environmentally friendly and sustainable Schools. Each year the College must renew its application for the green flag. As of this we are constantly trying to raise the bar and meet new objectives every year."

More information on the UCC Environmental Society website.

Go Green & Win!!

Go Green & Win!!

  • 21 Sep 2016

New Green Campus fund for societies and clubs available from October 2016!


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