Sustainability on Campus
TU Dublin has locations across the City Centre, Blanchardstown and Tallaght and our Estates Office work with a contrasting range of buildings - some very old and amongst the finest in the city, others are modern and very sophisticated in their design and servicing. Maintaining the very highest level of energy efficiency and waste management is an important consideration in the delivery of all campus services. In addition, as a partner of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme, TU Dublin encourages students and staff to use public transport, to walk or cycle and bike parks are available in all locations.
The University also runs a number of environment and biodiversity projects through TU Dublin Green Campus, including the rewilding of parts of the Grangegorman Campus, volunteer clean-up opportunities for staff and students. Green Week is celebrated in March with a number of seminars, workshops, films and talks exploring various topics related to climate action, sustainability and protecting our environment.
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Ireland in 2015, encourages countries to develop national responses to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and incorporate them into planning and policy. Irelands National Implementation Plan recognises that education can make an important contribution to achieving these goals. It recognises that learners should acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
As a higher education institution, TU Dublin can meet key graduate attributes related to sustainability through “Living Lab” practices, by fostering of sustainability learning in areas such as urban planning, green infrastructure, low carbon technologies, and biodiversity.