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
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.
For more information about the work that has been carried out by staff and students, you can read the articles below:
Student Winners Week 1
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
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
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!
Gallery, Nature on your Doorstep
Tomatoes and chillis in our Green house
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 €150 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.
Journalism students entered into a writing competition, you can read their editorials below:
- Fossil Fuels: Why should we stop using them?
- Significant decrease in sea lion populations is linked to climate change, but how?
- How can we help Polar Bears in 2022?
- Climate Change: Effects of Motorsport
- My Environment Advice and Tips
- Climate Change
- Are we damaging the planet with all of these new Covid 19 requirements
- Donald Trump and Climate Change
- How veganism benefits the environment
- 5G and the Environment