UL awarded Green Campus accrediation

Earlier this week the University of Limerick was awarded Green Campus accreditation by An Taisce. The official award ceremony was held in the Boardroom of Plassey House and attendees were addressed by the President of UL Prof Don Barry, the Chairperson of the Green Campus Committee (and Director of Buildings and Estates) Mr Robert Reidy and the Director of the Environment Education Unit at An Taisce Dr Michael John O’Mahony.

Pictured with Prof Don Barry below are Dr Michael John O’Mahony of An Taisce, Mr Robert Reidy (Chairperson of the Green Campus Committee), Charles Stanley Smith (An Taisce) and members and collaborators of the Green Campus Committee.

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Prof Don Barry below was quoted as saying “I am so pleased that we have achieved this recognition and proud to be raising the flag today. The Green campus flag represents a long term campus-wide commitment to making environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of the University. As we move into the future of UL I look forward to building on this award. ”

20/10/2015 The University of Limerick was today awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education. Professor Don Barry, President of UL officially raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests. The Green Flag will find its home permanently on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate. Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of Energy Conservation, Biodiversity and Travel and Transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee, demonstrating a long term commitment to continuous improvement. Pictured at the event was Professor Don Barry President, UL. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

Dr Michael John O’Mahony of An Taisce (pictured below) said UL  joined an elite group Green Campuses by achieving this internationally accredited award.

20/10/2015 The University of Limerick was today awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education. Professor Don Barry, President of UL officially raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests. The Green Flag will find its home permanently on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate. Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of Energy Conservation, Biodiversity and Travel and Transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee, demonstrating a long term commitment to continuous improvement. Pictured at the event was Dr. Michael John O'Mahony, Director An Taisce Environmental Education Unit. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

Robert Reidy, Chairperson of the Green Campus Committee thanked all Green Campus committee members for all their hard work and committed to undertaking the remaining Green Campus themes of Waste and Water.

20/10/2015 The University of Limerick was today awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education. Professor Don Barry, President of UL officially raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests. The Green Flag will find its home permanently on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate. Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of Energy Conservation, Biodiversity and Travel and Transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee, demonstrating a long term commitment to continuous improvement. Pictured at the event was Robert Reidy, Director Building and Estates, UL. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

The President raises the Green Flag outside Plassey House!

20/10/2015           The University of Limerick was today awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education. Professor Don Barry, President of UL officially raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests. The Green Flag will find its home permanently on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate.  Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of Energy Conservation, Biodiversity and Travel and Transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past  two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee, demonstrating a long term commitment to continuous improvement.  Raising the Green Flag at Plassey House, University of Limerick were, Robert Reidy, Director Building and Estates, UL, Dr. Michael John O'Mahony, Director An Taisce Environmental Education Unit and Professor Don Barry, President, UL. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

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