UL Switches off for Earth Hour 2019

Last Saturday, March 30th, was a busy day for sustainability action on campus. After a busy morning undertaking the  2019 Riverbank Cleanup it was back to UL for 8.30pm to mark Earth Hour 2019. This year the campus community was asked to support Earth Hour with the symbolic gesture of switching off unnecessary lights and equipment between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to heighten awareness and spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.

If you’d like to become involved in sustainability on campus there are lots of ways as indicated below:

  • The UL Roof Garden – Every Thursday 1-2pm – Just Drop in
  • The UL Apiary – contact  j.j.leahy@ul.ie or adam.deeyto@ul.ie
  • Smarter Travel – smartertravel@ul.ie
  • Environmental Society (student led) – email: environmentalsocietyul@gmail.com
  • Environmental Committee – email: yvonne.ryan@ul.ie
  • Green Campus Committee – email: chris.fogarty@ul.ie

 

As part of the initiative the Living Bridges Buildings and Estates electricians and Security were on hand to switch off the Living Bridge lights and ensure bridge users’ safety.

Living Bridge – Lights on Living Bridge On

Living Bridge – Lights offLiving Bridge Off North

A virtual walk across the Living Bridge – Earth Hour style (speeded up 7X)

 

The North Campus was particularly eerie…View of North Campus Buildings from Pavilion

Health Sciences BuildingView of HSB East aspectHSB Off West Aspect

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There was plenty of lights out on the South Campus too…

Schuman, IBC Block 1, IBC Block 2Schuman IBC

GLISB Phase 2GLISB Phase 2

Student Life CourtyardSC3 Student Life Spar Shop

Clockwise from top left: Schrodinger, Ananlog Devices Building, Tierney and Main Building Block C

 

Thank you, Go raibh maith agat, Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Danke sehr, Arigato, 谢谢 to all in the Languages Building20190330_201248

Fountain lights were also switched off at Plassey House, the Library and Schuman

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REMEMBER:

If you’d like to become involved in sustainability on campus there are lots of ways as indicated below:

  • The UL Roof Garden – Every Thursday 1-2pm – Just Drop in
  • The UL Apiary – contact  j.j.leahy@ul.ie or adam.deeyto@ul.ie
  • Smarter Travel – smartertravel@ul.ie
  • Environmental Society (student led) – email: environmentalsocietyul@gmail.com
  • Environmental Committee – email: yvonne.ryan@ul.ie
  • Green Campus Committee – email: chris.fogarty@ul.ie

Later this year Buildings and Estates in conjunction with the Office of Public Works plan to roll out the Optimising Power at Work energy behaviour change campaign. In due course we will be asking the campus community to engage with this worthwhile initiative. If you’re interested in taking part or would like to know more, please contact chris.fogarty@ul.ie

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