|Submission Date||July 20, 2018|
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Office of the Director of Buildings and Estates
The UCC green campus website is hosted on the UCC domain and linked to from the "Campus Life" section of the main UCC homepage. The website is laid out around the 9 key areas of the sustainability strategy, covering operational, research, teaching and outreach activities. Up to date data on what activities are ongoing and stats on progress to date are presented.
A "Green Campus Newsletter" is issued every quarter and emailed to all exchange users in the university, as well as promoted through social media and other outlets. The newsletter presents highlights from current campaigns, research and teaching activities and advice on greener living.
UCC Green Campus FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439057899518844/?ref=bookmarks
UCC Green Campus Twitter page - https://twitter.com/GreenCampusUCC?lang=en
UCC Green Campus Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/uccgreencampus/
The Library building features bold signage that highlights the activities ongoing in the building to reduce energy usage and waste. Visitors are met with a full window sign at the entrance informing them that disposable cups are not permitted in the building. Once inside posters and signage throughout the building inform users a) of what they can do to contribute to the library's efforts and b) what has been achieved to date.
The main restaurant features large posters throughout that inform students of the "Farm to Fork" initiative - i.e. that many of the vegetables being served in the restaurant are harvested from the university farm.
The UCC Green Tour App takes visitors on a walking tour of the "green" features of UCC campus. The app is free to download on the apple and android stores. Free maps and headphones are also available in the UCC Visitor's Centre, from where the walk starts.
A wealth of information on public transport and available incentives is available on the UCC Green Campus website.
A map of the walk times to UCC is available on the Green Campus website, as are details of the cycling policy in UCC, with links to bike share programmes, campus bikes and cycle to work schemes.
The Student Residential Life services put together a rentbook for students which includes information on living in a more environmentally sustainable manner for example waste reduction tips, waste segregation guidance and energy saving tips. The USI Student Switch Off also provides guidance for students living in university accommodation.
Each year, UCC prepares an annual report to An Taisce, for retention of the Green Flag award. Every three years this involves a full reassessment of all activities over the last three years, and an external review by a panel of experts. The most recent of these reports is available on the Green Campus website.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.