Yesterday, Tuesday March 26th, members of the UL Green Campus Committee, UL Environment Committee and UL Environmental Society were delighted to host a visit from Pramod Kumar Sharma, Senior Director of Education at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Pramod was accompanied by An Taisce’s Green-Campus Manager for Ireland Dara Dever.
Tuesday is always a great day to visit UL as the Student Life courtyard is always buzzing with the Farmers Market and the free bike mechanic. Pramod was taken on a sustainability tour of UL which took in the Farmers Market, water bottle refill stations, waste management facilities, the Bernal Courtyard, UL’s arboretum and protected heronry, the UL Orchard, Electric Vehicle charge-points, secured covered bicycle parking hubs, replanted trees site, Riverbank clean up meeting point (taking place on Saturday next 30th March), UL’s special area of conservation (which includes a riparian woodland), UL Apiary, bat roosting and mining bee habitats, site of trees planted by UL students and staff, Dromroe Village food sharing and bring-your-own cup station, installed bird boxes and the UL Roof Garden. Part of the tour was competed on fleet bikes which are available to students to loan from free from UL’s Smarter Travel office (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pramod presenting UL with their Green-Campus accreditation
Laura in Dromroe Village gave a fascinating insight into the sustainability initiatives which run in all UL student villages.
All student villages offer free tea and coffee. The catch is you need to bring your own cup. The thinking is that students get a free hot drink first thing in the morning and then have their cup with them for the rest of the day.
The free tea/coffee station at Dromroe Village
Pramod meeting the Director, Buildings and Estates, UL.