UL’s first full reaccreditation assessment took place on November 8th last, led by An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit Director, Michael John O’Mahony. Following an address by UL’s president the reaccreditation delegation were brought on a sustainability tour of the campus.
The reaccreditation delegation were met along the way by both UL staff and students who spoke about the environmental initiatives they are involved in on campus.
The An Taisce Delegation led by Dr Michael John O’Mahony picking up their bikes for the cycle tour part of the Sustainability Tour.
Presentations took place in the Appellate Court in the new Library Extension
The visit culminated in speakers representing the Green Campus Committee, Environmental Society, Environmental Committee and Buildings and Estates all giving fantastic presentations on UL’s efforts surrounding Waste, Green ICT, Biodiversity, Travel and Transport, Energy and student engagement. The speaker lineup included (in the order they spoke):
- Robert Reidy (Buildings and Estates/ Green Campus Committee
- Seán Collins (Buildings and Estates/ Green Campus Committee)
- Christopher Asmus (Environmental Society/ Green Campus Committee)
- Kate McMahon (Environmental Society/ Green Campus Committee)
- Chris Fogarty (Buildings and Estates/ Green Campus Committee)
- Yvonne Ryan (Environmental Committee/ Green Campus Committee)
- Liz Gabbett (Environmental Committee/ Green Campus Committee)
All round it was a wonderful day. Many thanks to all involved particularly those who contributed (and continue to contribute) to the Green Campus initiative on a voluntary basis.