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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Maria Kirrane
Sustainability Officer
Office of the Director of Buildings and Estates
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UCC Campus Apiary

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In the spring of 2018, 6 native Irish honeybee hives were established at the UCC North Mall campus site. The hives are maintained by a local beekeeper and are in the process of establishing themselves over the summer. The initiatives draws attention to the plight of native honeybees in Ireland. It is anticipated that when the hives are established they will be used for research and educational purposes and that the honey will be available to buy at UCC, demonstrating local production of this commodity.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Grounds

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.