Mayo Green Campus

GMIT Mayo Green Campus. Proud to be the first Institute of Technology to be awarded the Green Flag.

Green Campus working in garden

GMIT Mayo was the first Institute of Technology in the world to be awarded the status of Green Campus by The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and An Taisce in 2011.

The aims of the GMIT Mayo Green Campus project are to raise awareness of environmental issues and take practical actions under the Green Campus themes.  We have drawn up a Charter for each theme giving guidelines on the positive contributions staff and students can make.

Since 2008, environmental initiatives on campus have led to dramatic changes on campus:

  • Paper consumption has declined by over 50%
  • Recycling rates have increased by over 75%
  • Energy consumption has been reduced by just over 20% (primarily due to the introduction of pc remote control in the computer labs) 
  • Biodiversity has been increased on campus through planting of native trees
  • Live-streaming from Swift Nestboxes from May to August each year is a nationally unique project

Click here to view live streaming from our Swift Nest Boxes

In February 2014, the campus was awarded its second Green Flag by An Taisce following a rigorous re-evaluation by an expert panel under the Green Flag themes of Energy, Litter & Waste, Water and Biodiversity.

Further Information:

GMIT Mayo Green Campus Charter (Ppt, 238KB)

GMIT Mayo Energy Usage Analysis (Word, 381KB)

Latest News

Back row, L to R: GMIT student Ali Al-Windi from William St, Galway; John Sweeney, National Chair of CIOB; Adrian Lynch, Mitchell McDermott, competition co-sponsors; Tommy Drumm, MD Collen Construction and former Dublin All-Ireland Captain; GMIT student Declan Coll from Falcarragh, Co Donegal.  Front row, L to R: Dr Martin Taggart, GMIT lecturer, GMIT student Liam Flatley from Belcarra, Castlebar, Co Mayo, GMIT student Adam Brennan from Bundoran, Co Donegal, and John Hanahoe, GMIT Lecturer.

A team of talented building and civil engineering degree students in GMIT have won the coveted All Ireland Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge 2019 for developing the best detailed proposals for a complex building heritage project on a busy commercial site in inner city Dubli

L to R: Nuzhafiq Noor Azman, Tuam, and Naqi Ahmad, Ballybane, who both graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Software Development, Batrisyia Amiruddin (Malaysia), who graduated with a Bachellor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management, and Tahreem Shakeel, Ballinrobe, who graduated with Bachelor of Science Computing and Digital Media, pictured at the recent GMIT Conferrings in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

Over 1,630 GMIT students are being conferred with awards at this year’s GMIT Conferrings taking place in Galway this month (November), with the Mayo campus conferrings taking place on Friday week, 29 November (11.30am), in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.