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On this page you’ll find what our Green Campus Committee has been up to and what they have been doing to help us all earn the Green Campus Flag.

The Green College logo, to the right, was designed by our own Graphic Design Student, Hannah Shen

Green Campus Flag Awarded to Dunboyne College

Green Flag Presentation

Welcome to DCFE’s Going Green Page.

Dunboyne College is proud to be a Green Campus College,  awarded the Green Flag in May 2022. We are dedicated to creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly FET College of the future. We always welcome new members. Please contact Orla O’Dea if you are interested in joining us at [email protected]

A big thank you to Dara Dever, from An Taisce, who presented Dunboyne College with their Green Campus flag. There are only 20 of these in the country! Congratulations on all the hard work by DCFE’s Green Campus Committee, management, support staff, our students and everyone else who is helping to make our campus greener and more sustainable.

#ThisisFET, #BeginHereGoAnywhere, #DunboyneCollegeFE, #GreenCampus, #AnTaisce

For more information about the work that has been carried out by staff and students, you can read the articles below:

Climate Changes

Climate changes effects on wildlife and how elephants benefit us

Climate Change and Agriculture, what farmers can do to help out

Global Warming

WHO report claims that thirteen deaths occur per minute globally due to air pollution

Impact of Influencers on Climate Change

The Drought Of Lake Mead

Species are becoming extinct 100 times faster than they would without human impact

Deforestation, When Will it End?

 Is overpopulation inevitable?

“The spread of wildfires and its devastating effects.”

The push for wind energy

A silent sky-The decline of an Irish icon

Events - 2021-22

Tree Planting with Easy Treesie

During National Tree Week DCFE planted trees, donated them to staff, worked with local scouts groups and St Peter’s College, planting over 1,000 trees in total

Cookery Demonstration with Gillian Duff

Our very own Professional Cookery teacher, Gillian Duff, showed different ideas for lunches and snacks the students could make using leftovers. This not only reduces food waste but can make very tasty dishes. These included Chicken & Rice salad, Couscous salad and Pasta Salad.

Sustainable Development Goals workshop

Sustainability

Dunboyne College of Further Education hosted a Sustainable Development Goals workshop to help inform students on different aspects of sustainability and how to achieve them.

Staff & Students litter picking

Litter Collection

Despite the inclement weather, Orla, Emma and the Journalism students lead the litter pick up at 11’o’clock break in aid of Green Week. Thank you to all the staff and students who braved the elements with them!

The Green Charter

 

Environment Competition 2022

Congratulations to Daniel Rogers from Journalism, Digital Media and PR who placed in The Young Reporter for the Environment Competition 2022. Winning a 150e One for all voucher, a goodie bag and exposure on The Young Reporter for the Environment website, Danny commented on how much he enjoyed his time in DCFE and the ‘endless opportunities’ studying there has given him. 

His article on farming and the environment can be read on their exposure website

https://yreireland.exposure.co/farmers-and-climate-action