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The UCD Earth Week 2022 programme of events has been launched!

Published: Thursday, 21 April, 2022

Each April over the past couple of years, we've run a series of events and activities to coincide with Earth Day on 22 April. We've run talks, walks, workshops, poster competitions and table quizzes, with the aim of bringing people together and celebrating the environmental research being carried out in UCD and beyond.

This year, we have a a diverse programme of activities, hybrid and in person - see our Events page for full information.

Events programme for UCD Earth Institute Earth Week 2022 - see also below

Monday 25 April 2022, 1-2pm: EPA Research Funding 2022: Info session and panel discussion.

Earth Institute Research Manager Caitriona Devery will give an overview of the EPA Research Programme funding call, internal UCD procedures and supports available through the Research Office. This will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion with three current / previous EPA awardees.

Hybrid event via Zoom at " and in person at H1.47, Science building.

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 11am-12 noon: Carbon sequestration research meeting

Chaired by our Crops for the Future co-lead, Rainer Melzer (School of Biology and Environmental Science), this meeting looks to build awareness of the carbon sequestration research going on in UCD, identify opportunities for collaboration and give an opportunity to discuss how we might increase the visibility of this work, both within UCD and externally.

There will be an opportunity for participants to share a slide on their interests: email Caitriona for further details and to register.

Hybrid event via Zoom at and in person at UCD Science East 2.14.

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 1.05-2pm: Campus walk: the trees of Belfield

Join us for a lunchtime campus walk to discover the trees of Belfield, led by Brian Tobin (UCD Forestry, School of Agriculture and Food Science) and Finbarr Brereton (UCD Environmental Policy). This is the first in a series of Spring walks organised by the UCD Earth Institute exploring the UCD campus led by researchers and academics from across the University.

In person event: meet by the Chess Garden, next to the UCD Lake and Science Centre

Wednesday 27 April 2022, 4-5.30pm: Earth Day 2022 Flash Talk competition

Join us for our annual Earth Day flash talk competition where participants from across UCD will give a 2 minute in-person or Zoom presentation on their research.

Prizes are:

  • €150 best presentation
  • €75 audience vote
  • €50 most creative live/Zoom performances

Hybrid event via Zoom at or in person at the Earth Institute Kitchen on the Fourth Floor of Science East.

Poster advertising call for participants for Earth Day Flash Talks 2022

Thursday 28 April 2022, 11am: Earth Week coffee morning

Details coming soon.  Hybrid event via Zoom or in person at the Earth Institute Kitchen on the Fourth Floor of Science East