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Green Campus Committee

UCC is first University in the world to be awarded a Green Flag.

About The Green Campus Programme in UCC

In March 2020, University College Cork celebrated 10 years since becoming the first University in the world to be awarded a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education.  Green Campus involves a seven-step programme and a cycle of continual improvement.  Campuses are fully reassessed, by a panel of external experts, every 3 years.  UCC has successfully renewed it’s Green Flag 4 times. 

The Green Campus Programme in UCC has evolved significantly since its inception.  Strong commitment and support from the highest levels in the university has contributed to embedding sustainability across our operations, teaching, research and outreach.  The student-led Green Campus Committee, chaired by the Student’s Union Deputy President, meets regularly to discuss ideas and campaigns to improve our campus.  These meetings feed into biannual meetings of the Green Forum which takes its membership from across all functions within the University.  The forum ensures continuity and strategic oversight throughout the academic cycle. 

In 2016, UCC launched its Sustainability Strategy which is framed around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and, in 2018, began to publish Annual Sustainability Reports. 




Office of Sustainability and Climate Action

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