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UCD Earth Week 2018

?16-24 April 2018



 For UCD Earth Week this year we have a packed programme of events and activities.

On Monday 16 April, we are joined by Tanja Narancic (UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences), Sorcha Kavanagh (Conscious Cup Campaign) and Mindy O’Brien (VOICE environmental charity) talking on the Earth Day theme of End Plastic Pollution. Co-organised with UCD Biological Society and BEACON Bioeconomy Research Centre, this promises to be a fascinating discussion on the ways in which researchers and citizens are tackling plastic.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we take to the open air each lunchtime for a series of themed campus walks led by UCD researchers.

On Wednesday evening, test your environmental and general knowledge at our table quiz from 5.30 in the Clubhouse Bar - register your team now!

Finally, on Tuesday 24 April, we will be choosing the UCD Undergraduate Environmental Researcher of the Year - if you're a final year student, there's still time to register your poster.

Thanks to the many UCD colleagues inside and outside the Institute who are contributing to UCD Earth Week: Tanja Narancic (School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences), Mary Forrest (School of Agriculture and Food Science), Finbarr Brereton (School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy), Brian Tobin (School of Agriculture and Food Science), Conor Sweeney (School of Mathematics and Statistics), Harry Yiotis (School of Biology and Environmental Science), Conor Whelan (School of Biology and Environmental Science), Edward Casey (School of Biology and Environmental Science), Aidan O’Sullivan and Brendan O’Neill (School of Archaeology), Tom Bolger (School of Biology and Environmental Science),  Tom Curran (School of Biosystems and Food Engineering) and Olaf Schmidt (School of Agriculture and Food Science). A number of other and groups organisations are also contributing to the programme, including the BEACON Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre, UCD Biological Society, Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland, the Conscious Cup Campaign and VOICE environmental charity – our thanks to you too! 

UCD Earth Week programme