What is Green Campus?
The Green-Campus Programme is an evolution of the Green-Schools Programme (known internationally as Eco-Schools) for all post secondary and higher education facilities. In the third level education sector this is known as eco-University under the control of Federation for Environmental Education (FEE) which has representation in most European countries
The Green-Campus Programme encourages a partnership approach to environmental education, management and action in third level institutions. This programme primarily aims to ensure that members of a campus community can engage in a meaningful way to enhance sustainability on their campus. Green Campus is designed to reward long term commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability from all its campus community members.
Why are HEAnet getting involved in Green Campus?
As both Green Campus and HEAnet now support a common subset of educational intuitional member, it is a logical progression to develop mutual co-operation between both groups maximising the impact of this outreach activity to use ICT to help protect our fragile environment. To increase our influence in this area, HEAnet have also registered to be audited as a Green Campus during 2015, to help facilitate knowledge transfer to about our work activities using ICT to promote sustainability to other members. We bring the additional experience working with other European NRENs in the GEANT Green Team as an additional knowledge sharing activity.
Further information is available from: http://www.greencampusireland.org