UCC is the world’s first Green Flag Campus. It pioneers sustainable practices and provides a safe and friendly environment.
In 2010, University College Cork was the first third level education institute worldwide to receive the Green Campus award. In 2017 we still proudly fly our Green Flag high over the magnificent quad!
The Green Campus Programme was initiated in 2007 by a number of students from the UCC Environmental Society who were passionate about the environment and determined that more should be done in and by UCC, and in a more structured and cohesive manner. Fully supported by the University this small group of students led the formation of the Green Campus Programme, and the world first Green Flag for a third level institute and UCC.
If the environment matters to you, the Green Campus Programme at UCC can enable you to get involved in green projects and learn best practices so that when you leave, as an international UCC graduate, you will have gained the knowledge and tools to help make a difference in your local communities or even globally.