Green Week - March 8th - 12th

What is Green Week?

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 from Campuses who are taking part in the An Taisce Green Campus programme, as part of the inaugural National Green Week!

Keep up to date with what’s happening during #GreenWeek2021 by following these accounts:

@UCDGreenCampus @UCDEstates @ecoUCD

Who can attend an event?

Everyone can attend – 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.

From Cooking Demonstrations to Upcycling Workshops planned throughout the week which will focus on particular topics – such as fast fashion, food waste, responsible consumption, biodiversity and recycling.

Book your ticket today!

Calendar of Activities

Monday, March 8

T-shirt Yarn Make-Along with Upcycle Fashion – 18:00

Follow along with this online workshop and learn how to make your own yarn from an unwanted T-shirt!

Join Julia from Upcycle Fashion on Monday the 8th at 18.00 to learn a technique that can be used to transform T-shirts, tights and leggings into yarn that can then be used to knit, crochet, plait, weave or macrame into beautiful objects and accessories.

Bring along:
– 1 x T-shirt you no longer wear
– 1 x sharp pair of scissors

Ticketed event click here to secure your place!

This event is now sold out – please join the waiting list or email to show your interest in events like this one


Tuesday, March 9

Zero Waste Cooking Demonstration with celebrity Chef Rozanne Stevens – 18:00

Rozanne Stevens is the culinary director of a zero-waste test kitchen in Dublin City University. Rozanne’s work is underpinned by the United Nations Sustainability Goals, which marries planetary health and human health.

Join Rozanne in the kitchen on Tuesday the 9th at 18.00 to cook along a low carbon meal!

(ingredients list will be available prior to the event.)

Ticketed event click here to secure your place!

Wednesday, March 10

Recycling Workshop with VOICE Ireland – 13:00 & 19:00

Mindy O’Brien from VOICE Ireland, will share some hints on how we can all reduce our waste footprint both at home, at university and at work. She will take the mystery out of how we manage our waste by covering topics such as cooking without waste to how to recycle properly.

Humans are the only species on earth who create waste, and in Ireland it’s estimated by the EPA that we create 13 million tonnes of municipal waste per year. To make recycling possible, the different materials need to be collected separately, for example, Glass, Mixed Dry Recyclables and Compostable waste. Due to contamination, More than half of municipal waste generated in Ireland is either landfilled or incinerated to recover energy, rather than recycled.

There are two workshops available to attend on Wednesday the 10th at 13.00 and at 19.00.

Ticketed event!
Tickets for 13.00 session
Tickets for 19.00 session


Thursday, March 11

18:00 Movie night - together at home!

Sign up for a stream link for optimistic environmental film 2040!

Concerned about his young daughter’s future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.

Sign up to receive a link to stream 2040 for free!

Watch at your own time – This link is active for 24 hours from 18:00 10th March until 18:00 11th March.

Join the guest list by clicking here!

18:00: Netflix Party with UCD Estate Services and UCD Residences

It’s David Attenborough Netflix Night for our residents on campus.

Click here for the Eventbrite.

Friday, March 11

50 Food Tips for a Better Future

There are many ways to change the world for the better, but one is easy place to start is with breakfast. Agriculture is responsible for 35% of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. This talk provides 50 tips for going vegan, sustainable spending, eating locally, reducing waste and more’


National Green Week Events


Campuses around Ireland are coming together to promote the first National Green Week from March 8th to 12th.

Click the image for some of the talks, workshops and panel discussions taking place around the country.

Don’t forget to use the #GreenWeek2021. The theme of week is Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion


The environmental impact of single-use items is well-publicised, this is what we have done in UCD to reduce our waste impact.