Office of Sustainability and Climate Action


Winners of the 2022 Green Gown Sustainability Institution of the Year, Ireland & UK award and the Times Higher Education DataPoints Merit award combined with our Sustainability & Climate Action Plan 2023 - 2028, will further enhance UCC's reputation and performance as Ireland and the UK's "Green University".

A Message from the President

At University College Cork we are proud to be recognised as a globally leading university for the actions we take to protect our environment and society. The Office of Sustainability and Climate Action within the President's Office at UCC will deliver and communicate the outputs of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan 2023 - 2028 and will coordinate university-wide initiatives and programmes aimed at embedding an ethos of sustainability across the entire campus as we work towards creating a sustainable future.

Latest News

18 Apr 2024

UCC becomes first university in the world to secure five Green Flags

Celebrating the awarding of UCC's fifth Green Flag are Mark Poland, UCC Director of Buildings and Estates, Deirdre O'Carroll, An Taisce Green-Campus Manager, UCC President Prof. John O'Halloran, Dearbhla Richardson, UCCSU Environmental & Sustainability Officer, and Dr Maria Kirrane Head of Sustainability and Climate Action.
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11 Mar 2024

Green Campus GreenShoots Events

Lots of Green Shoots Events coming up in March including the opening of the Cavanagh Way BiodiversityTrail. Be sure to take the time out to enjoy some of these events.
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11 Mar 2024

Green Campus GreenShoots Events

Lots of Green Shoots Events coming up in March including the opening of the Cavanagh Way BiodiversityTrail. Be sure to take the time out to enjoy some of these events.
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Where get I get my nature fix this Spring?
07 Mar 2024

Where I get my nature fix this Spring?

UCC is privileged to host a variety of green and blue spaces on its grounds. On main campus, we have numerous places where you can enjoy the benefits of time spent in nature. Some spots to note are: The Lower Grounds, which house the Glucksman Gallery UCC’s Wildflower Meadow, established in 2017 The President’s Garden, which is manicured but hosts an interesting diversity of trees The Hawthorn Sensory Garden, adjacent to the O’Rahilly Building UCC Community Garden on College Road, behind No. 6 Carrigside The River Lee, which is bordered by walkways across main campus
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Office of Sustainability and Climate Action

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G.08 North Wing, Main Quadrangle, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork T12 K8AF,

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