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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
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John O'Halloran
Deputy President and Registrar
Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Green Campus Committee is a student led committee that has membership from students, faculty, admin and operations staff. The committee is chaired by the president of the environmental society and the deputy president of the students union. It sits at least monthly.
The Green Forum is composed of interested parties from academia, services and university management. The forum sits twice yearly and thinks strategically about the direction of UCC Sustainability and provides advice.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Green Campus committee: Envirosoc, Student's Union deputy, UCC Sustainability Officer, others as elected yearly.
Green Forum membership can be accessed here - http://greencampus.ucc.ie/strategy/


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Maria Kirrane, Sustainability Officer

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Green Campus Committee and Green Forum have overseen activities across campus in relation to sustainability over the last number of years. Accomplishments to date have included three Green Flag awards, being ranked number 9 globally by the UI Green Metric and achieving ISO50001 certification. Academic members of the Green Forum published a book in 2016 on Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability, which looked at the campus environment for supporting inter- and transdisciplinary research.
A major outcome of the work of the Green Campus Committee and Green Forum was the publication of the university's Sustainability Strategy in 2016. This first STARS submission completes one of the actions under the implementation plan for the sustainability strategy.
From 2017, the role of the Sustainability Officer is to coordinate the delivery of the Sustainability Strategy.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.