UCD Green Week is an initiative arranged and run by UCD students, staff and societies working together through the Green Campus Initiative. This year, we will be hosting our events online, and promoting events that are a part of the inaugural National Green Week!
Everyone can attend an event – The aim of Green Week is to raise awareness of environmental issues and to inform our community of ways we can reduce both our individual and collective impact on the environment.
Are you interested in coordinating projects with Green Campus?
This year we have invited interested students to get involved by becoming Green Campus Student Coordinators. This part-time role allows students an opportunity to develop projects with guidance from our steering group, interviews have taken place for academic year 2019/20 with intention to interview again in the next semester.
To find out how to volunteer with the Green Campus Student Coordinator’s on their projects or to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will help you decide which project you would like to work on. We take on projects under the following 5 key areas:
The Green Campus initiative aims to encourage students and staff to work together to implement projects and initiatives to raise awareness of environmental issues and improve the environmental performance of their institution. The UCD Green Campus project is focused on delivering projects where students can become actively involved.
We are currently working towards the Green Flag under 5 themes:
Sustainable development and climate change are two of the greatest challenges of our time. We recognise the important role UCD can play as a leader in addressing these global challenges; through research and teaching, the operation and development of the UCD estate as well as through individual and collective behaviour and actions of the UCD Community. The Green Campus Initiative provides an opportunity for interested students and staff to get involved in projects and initiatives that can make a real difference and raise the profile of environmental issues across the University.
By successfully following a 7-step programme, participating organisations are awarded the An Taisce “Green Flag”. More information on the An Taisce Green Campus initiative and the 7-steps can be found here.
It is integral that both staff and students work together for this initiative. The UCD Green Campus initiative is a way for students to get involved in environmental projects and initiatives while studying in UCD. Not only can you make a difference to the environment, it’s also a great way to meet people with similar interests, learn new skills and even offers the potential to earn recognition of your co-curricular work through the UCD Advantage Award.
Green Campus Student Coordinators:
This year we have invited interested students to get involved by becoming Green Campus Student Coordinators. This part-time role allows students an opportunity to volunteer to work on and co-ordinate student initiatives in the following 5 key areas:
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Conservation
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Sustainable Commuting
To find out how to volunteer with the Green Campus Student Coordinator’s on their projects or to find out more, please contact email@example.com.
Biodiversity is the variety and variability of life on Earth.
We undertake biodiversity projects to promote awareness of environmental issues facing Ireland’s Biodiversity
In partnership with UCD Green Campus, Healthy UCD, UCDVO and UCD Innovation Academy UCD Careers Network held the first ever UCD Advantage SDG Challenge. We challenged students to find creative solutions to issues facing the UCD community and then pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.
UCD Green Campus - Student Led Project Proposals
Students interested in progressing a project through the UCD Green Campus initiative are invited to submit their proposals. Projects will be assessed by the Chairperson of the Green Campus Committee, Professor Michael Monaghan, in conjunction with UCD Estate Services. Support and funding will be allocated to those projects that best align with the objectives of the Green Campus Programme as set out by An Taisce, as well as with the University’s plans, objectives and strategies.
UCD Environmental Review
The UCD Environmental Review -2018 was prepared as part of the An Taisce Green Campus programme and provides an overview of progress to date, outlines environmental targets, will be used to identify areas where improvements can be made and sets a baseline upon which improvement can be measured in each of the thematic areas.