A flag-raising ceremony was held last Monday to mark the achievement and was attended by staff, students, Maynooth Student Union representatives, An Taisce, and representatives of the local community.
An Taisce’s Green Campus Programme Manager, Deirdre O’Carroll, who led the re-appraisal was on hand to award the flag and highlighted the unique nature of the award to the two institutions and the number of themes under which we were assessed. “An Taisce wish to congratulate Maynooth Green Campus on their achievements thus far and look forward to working with the campus long into the future.”
Receiving the flag, Maynooth Green Campus Chairperson Professor Jim Carolan thanked his colleagues for their tireless work gathering the information required for the application.
He also acknowledged “the fantastic network that has evolved across our campuses, involving management, staff, students and local partners, all working together to adopt sustainable and green practices to improve our environment. Days like today make it all worthwhile”.
Maynooth Campus received its first Green Flag in 2018, when it was assessed under themes such as biodiversity, energy, waste, water, transport, and climate justice. Maynooth Green Campus is a joint initiative that brings together staff and students from St Patrick’s Pontifical University and Maynooth University, the Catholic world development agency, Trócaire all of whom share the same campus, along with local community representatives.
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