On Friday 12th last, Prof Riri Fitri Sari (Chairperson of the UI Green Metric since 2010) made the University of Limerick her first stop when visiting Ireland for the 5th International Workshop on UI Greenmetric Rankings (held in UCC).
Prof Sari (centre) and her colleague Sabrina Hikmah outside Plassey House with Chris Fogarty
The UI delegation was taken on a sustainability tour of UL which took in UL’s arboretum, the Farmers’ Market site, water bottle refill stations, waste management facilities, the Bernal Courtyard, the Analog Devices Building, the UL Orchard, the protected heronry, Electric Vehicle charge-points, secured covered bicycle parking hubs, 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 in addition to a walk across the Living Bridge. 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).
Prof Sari and Ms Sabrina Hikmah on the Living Bridge
The tour ended in the UL Roof Garden where the delegation met with Robert Reidy, Director of Estates UL.
The UI delegation talking with UL’s Director, Buildings and Estates at the UL Roof Garden
To conclude UL were presented with a mememto of the UI visit. UL are currently ranked 20th in the world in the UI Greenmetric Rankings.