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

27 Apr 2023

UCC Community Garden Open to All

The UCC Community Garden is embracing Spring, with hard work being done by garden volunteers. Irene Ní Shúilleabháin, UCC’s Greenshoots Coordinator, organised an Introduction to Permaculture workshop at the garden in March. This was led by Dónal Chambers of Kinsale College, who provided a vast amount of knowledge and enthusiasm for workshop attendees.
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06 Apr 2023

UCC Green Campus Greenshoots Programme is looking for Greenshoots Interns

UCC Green Campus Greenshoots Programme is looking for Greenshoots Interns. These paid roles are available to current UCC students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and graduates of up to one year. The roles on offer are Greenshoots Garden Intern and Greenshoots Communications Intern.
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UCC Staff, Students and the wider community celebrate Green Week 2023
14 Mar 2023

UCC Green Week 2023

Dr Maria Kirrane, Head of Sustainability & Climate Action Office, invites the UCC community to come together to call for a better and more sustainable future.  Foraging workshops, biodiversity walks, debates and discussions are among the events for staff and students taking place as part of UCC Green Week which occurs all this week. It is a week of climate activism designed to raise awareness and spark conversations. Held annually, UCC Green Week invites our staff, students and wider community to celebrate innovative research and initiatives underway whilst inspiring us all to take further action to protect and restore our environment for future generations.
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06 Mar 2023


As part of UCC Green Week Niamh Guiry is hosting a symposium in The Shtepps in The Hub building on Monday the 13th of March at 5:30 pm.  To download the programme click GwS Book of Abstracts    
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Office of Sustainability and Climate Action

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