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The Trees of Belfield - walking tour

Join us on this woodland walk as we explore some of Belfield's Tree highlights - with Dr Brian Tobin.
Dr. Brian Tobin, a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture and Food Science, will lead us on an exploration of the woodland near UCD Nova. During the walk, we'll encounter diverse trees ranging from 25-year-old Birches to ancient Oaks and Yews that have stood for over 400 years, providing a glimpse into the rich variety of UCD's 50,000 trees. The aim is to deepen our understanding of the natural environment that surrounds us, enabling us to identify different tree species. Dr. Tobin will also shed light on the challenges faced by the campus trees. Join us for an educational and thought-provoking stroll through the wooded areas of Belfield.
Tree Tour
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CoSSL goes Binless!

Desk Buddies: 

Desk Recyclers have been ordered and we are coming for your office bins! It is hoped this will encourage more recycling as everyone will have to

segregate their rubbish into the recycling bins in the kitchen. It is also better for your overall health as it will encourage more movement during the day. It is all for the good - please still be our friends

For a reminder on what is recyclable please see (opens in a new window)here

Sust Christmas

Creating a More Sustainable Christmas Workshop

The College Office Sustainability Committee, in conjunction with the College of Social Sciences and Law Sustainability Network, would to invite you:  

Creating a More Sustainable Christmas Festive Workshop Tuesday 5th Dec, 1pm-2pm in room D101 of the Newman Building Hot chocolate and mince pies to be provided!  This fun and festive event will include:

  • Practical tips on enjoying a more sustainable Christmas
  • Sustainable Christmas card making
  • Sustainable wrapping paper making
  • Sustainable Christmas decoration arts & crafts As well as much more!

To ensure minimal food waste for this event please register your attendance.  We hope you will take the time to get in the festive spirit if your schedule allows. 

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Love Food Hate Waste

The CoSSL College Office Sustainability Committee in conjunction with the CoSSL Sustainability Network would like to invite you to the event:

Love Food, Hate Waste

Thursday 27th of April 3-4pm in D101 of the Newman Building

One third of the world's food is wasted (United Nations Food Agency). This seminar is being facilitated by the (opens in a new window)Rediscovery Centre and will discuss the idea of sustainable food, exploring the current impacts of the food industry, food production, and food waste. It will explore the concept of sustainability, the principles of sustainable food, looking at the impacts of consumer choice and examine how we, and industry experts, can provide solutions for the future of the food industry. It will be full of hints and tips on how participants can deal with their own food waste, and importantly will look at how to target this at a broader College level. Following this seminar a mechanism for eliminating food waste across the College of Social Sciences and Law will be introduced on a voluntary basis.

Refreshments will be provided. Please register your attendance by completing this (opens in a new window)form to ensure we have enough coffee and treats for everyone and to help avoid any food waste.

All staff and students are welcome

Sustainability in Focus

Sustainability in Focus

The CoSSL College Office Sustainability Committee in conjunction with the Sustainability Society

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

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