HEAnet Awarded Green Campus Certification

John Boland, HEAnet Chief Executive and Andrew Mackarel, HEAnet Project Manager accepting the Green Campus Certification award from Anthony Purcell, Development Manager, Environmental Education Unit, An Taisce, at HEAnet’s National Conference, November 2015.

HEAnet has been collaborating with An Taisce‘s 1Green Campus FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) programme for several years now.

This programme encourages a partnership approach to environmental education, management and action in third level institutions. Primarily aimed at campus communities it ensures that students and staff can engage in a meaningful way to enhance sustainability on campus.

As HEAnet and An Taisce share a common client base across the University and Higher Education sector, they have combined their efforts to promote sustainability and dissemination through the use of ICT technologies.

To fully establish this collaboration, HEAnet successfully undertook Green Campus Certification in their own right, in order to fully experience the program being pursued by an increasing number of their clients. HEAnet are the first company to be awarded Green Campus Certification in this category.

HEAnet also lead 2GÉANTs Green team activities (GN4 NA3-T3) and are in discussions with other 3NRENs about their participation in FEE activities in their own countries.

For more information on HEAnet’s involvement with An Taisce Green Campus, please contact noc@heanet.ie

1 An Taisce Green Campus: http://www.greencampusireland.org/

2 GÉANT: Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education: http://www.geant.org/

3 NRENs / National Research and Education Networks: http://www.geant.net/About/partners/Pages/Home.aspx

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