Climate stripes banner raised to celebrate Green Week
Today the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony officially launched TU Dublin Green Week, at an event at TU Dublin, Blanchardstown.
To raise awareness and to celebrate the launch of Green Week the TU Dublin Green-Campus Committee have raised a climate stripes banner at the Blanchardstown campus. The climate stripes timeline is a data visualisation graphic which shows clearly how average temperatures have risen in Ireland over nearly two centuries. Each stripe within this climate stripes timeline represents the average temperature for a single year in Ireland. Despite the trend of increasingly warming temperatures, we are inspired by the words of Climate Activist, Greta Thunberg, that ‘once we start to act, hope is everywhere’. TU Dublin’s Green Week aims to inspire hope and mobilise university-wide climate action.
Gathered against a climate stripes data visualisation backdrop, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony said:
For many years we have seen a growing awareness around environmental conservation and the need for all of us to have a more sustainable lifestyle. Everybody can, and should, look to make a change for the better by being more eco-friendly and eco-conscious in how we go about our day-to-day lives. Whatever you choose to do, be it recycling more, planting a tree, or turning off the lights you can help make a real difference.
Speaking at the launch event, Bob Ó Mhurcú, TU Dublin Senior Manager, Admissions, said
We are delighted to welcome Fingal Mayor, Cllr Howard Mahony to TU Dublin’s Blanchardstown campus today. Cllr Mahony’s visit to unveil our climate warming stripes banner demonstrates a commitment from both Fingal County Council and TU Dublin to address the challenges posed by climate change, and we look forward to working together in the future.
Across each of the five TU Dublin locations, which includes Grangegorman, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Tallaght and Blanchardstown, students, staff, and the wider TU Dublin community have an opportunity to get involved in a range of solution-focussed events. The exciting schedule of events includes a Vegan Bake-Off challenge, VOICE recycling workshops, bike repair clinics, clothing swap shops, book clubs and talks by expert TU Dublin and guest speakers.
Coordinated by the Green-Campus Committee, the schedule, which is a mix of both in-person and online events, focuses on a variety of themes including waste, energy, transport, biodiversity, sustainable food, sustainable fashion, and climate action. TU Dublin is welcoming the wider community to get involved during Green Week - check out the schedule of events for daily updates.