Tag Archives: climate change

Reducing single-use plastic waste at UL through the provision of water bottle filling stations

The Green Campus Committee is pleased to announce that 13 new water bottle filling stations dotted throughout the campus will be ready in time for the start of the academic term. These are set to dramatically reduce single-use plastic waste … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Riverbank Cleanup 2019 takes place along banks of River Shannon at UL

Saturday last, 30th March, saw approximately 100 people on foot and 22 people in Kayaks show up to complete UL’s annual cleanup along the riverbank. The event itself was organised by the UL Environmental Committee and enjoyed support from a … Continue reading

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UL Woodland Management Programme

We operate an ongoing best practice woodland management programme. As part of our woodland management we coppice willow and other aggressive fast growing species that can dominate and take over a woodland environment. We need to offer the opportunity for … Continue reading

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UL Cigarette Ballot Bin

UL Cigarette Ballot Bin –  Entrance to UL Library The UL Environmental Society recently installed a Cigarette Ballot Bin outside the library entrance which is a popular smoking area which can be prone to some cigarette butt littering. The aim of this … Continue reading

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Trócaire Climate Justice Workshop

On Monday evening November 21st, the UL Environmental Society welcomed two guest speakers from Trócaire who held a workshop on Climate Justice. This inspiring event which was attended by approximately 20 people consisted of walking debates, group discussions and a screening … Continue reading

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UL journalism students release climate change podcast

A team of three MA in Journalism students recently compiled a podcast highlighting the issue of climate change and local efforts to combat it. The podcast can be heard in full here: Pictured above are MA in Journalism students Dane … Continue reading

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