Show your Climate Stripes for Green Week
Green Week is officially launched across all campuses and TU Dublin is calling all to #ShowyourClimateStripes
Today, Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr Emma Murphy officially launched TU Dublin Green Week, at an event at TU Dublin, Tallaght. Cllr Murphy together with TU Dublin students, members of the Green-Campus Committee, and VP for Partnerships, Thomas Stone, raised the climate stripes banner. The climate stripes timeline shows clearly how average temperatures have risen in Ireland over nearly two centuries with each stripe representing the average temperature for a single year in Ireland.
Speaking at the Green Week launch event in Tallaght, TU Dublin’s Vice President for Partnerships, Thomas Stone, said:
We are delighted to highlight the environmental and climate challenges to our planet as represented by this climate stripes mural today on the Tallaght campus and across our University. We are committed to taking all possible steps to protect our planet now and for the future. As a practical example on the Tallaght campus, we have recently commissioned and are enjoying the benefits of heating our main buildings, not by gas boilers anymore, but through a local district heating system.
The schedule of events, coordinated by the Green-Campus Committee, is a mix of both in-person and online events, focusing on a variety of themes including waste, energy, transport, biodiversity, sustainable food, sustainable fashion, and climate action.
Alongside the series of Green-Campus events, during Green Week TU Dublin will host the European Commission for the REPower EU panel event: Energy efficient buildings. This will be a hybrid event, hosted at TU Dublin’s Tallaght campus, on Thursday, 09 March from 17.00 – 18.45pm. TU Dublin Senior Building Engineering Lecturer, Dr Ciara Ahern will join panellist John Burgess, Associate Director at Arup, Energy Management, Building Engineering to discuss the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The event is free and all attendees both online and in person will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the panellists after the discussion.
TU Dublin’s Green Week is one of the many initiatives undertaken by the university as part of their work towards achieving the Green Flag with An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme.