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)

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