19 February 2018, Monday
By Mary Bermingham
The UCC Environmental Society have announced that they will be holding a free conference on the environment & climate change. The UCC Climate Conference will be held in the historic Aula Maxima in the University’s North Wing on Monday February 26th.
The conference will consist of a series of panel discussions and speeches, given by speakers and experts over the course of the day, on topics relating to the environment. The conference is proudly sponsored and supported by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), UCC.
“We’re very excited to be organising this conference in UCC and I have high hopes it will become an annual event for Enviro Soc. Climate change is an issue that needs our attention urgently, and many students and young people are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect it is already having worldwide, however a lot of the time it can be overwhelming and people don’t know where to start. Making information and sustainable lifestyle changes accessible to people is something I’m very passionate about, so I’m delighted that we have been able to make this event free and open to the public.” – Asha Woodhouse, Chairperson, UCC Environmental Society
UCC was the first university in the world to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag in 2010, with the Environmental Society at the helm of the campaign. Out of that began the UCC Green Campus project, a programme to promote sustainability across the University. UCC was recently named among the most sustainable Universities in the world in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings for 2017.
“The Environmental Research Institute is delighted to support the upcoming Enviro Soc Climate Conference. The conference is a demonstration of the initiative, dedication and ambition of UCC students in raising awareness of the legal and social justice implications of climate change, sustainable energy options for Ireland, generating innovative sustainable solutions, and striving for policy change.” – Dr Paul Bolger, Manager of the Environmental Research Institute
The UCC Climate Conference will be held in the Aula Maxima on February 26th from 1:30pm to 7.30pm. The venue is wheelchair accessible. A list of speakers is due to be announced in the coming days. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Facebook.com/UCCEnvirosoc.Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media