Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Thomas Adams
Student Researcher
Civil Engineering
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

NUIG uses twitter @NUIGsustain to disseminate news on campus sustainability. Sustainability events such as that attached are communicated to students, staff and the wider public using this.


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Firstly, there are numerous signs around campus as part of the biodiversity trail , more information at the link: https://www.nuigalway.ie/biodiversitytrail/

There is also signage in places indicating that the area is 'managed for wildlife', as part of our NUI Galway All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, more information at the link: https://www.nuigalway.ie/media/sustainability/NUI-Galway-Pollinator-Plan-2018-2020.pdf. A signage template we use can be seen at: https://pollinators.ie/managed-for-wildlife-signage-templates-now-available/).

An Bialann restaurant as mentioned elsewhere provides healthy and sustainable food options for students, staff and visitors. In this link you can see their waste separation signage which explains segregation to all users in simple terms: https://www.facebook.com/AnBhialannNUIG/posts/2144337275796724

Other features are a sustainability word cloud and SDG posters that are up around campus.


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

NUI Galway offers many opportunities to connect with nature, including our field research stations in the Burren (Carron & Finavarra) and Connemara (Carna). The main campus in Galway city is also home to a wealth of wildlife and a campus trail has been designed for it. This campus trail is designed to guide walkers through the natural habitats, which are often also used for teaching and research. The first link below explains more, the second link is the campus trail map and the third link is a demonstration video.

1) http://www.nuigalway.ie/biodiversitytrail/
2) http://www.nuigalway.ie/media/nuigalwayie/content/files/aboutus/Biodiversity-Trail.pdf
3) https://youtu.be/YfcBl1rLKeo


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

A guide is provided on "How to live more sustainably as a college student", and a "Sustainable Event Checklist" for event organization is also provided as is a list of sustainable hotels around Galway for events. These can be found at this link:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/sustainability/projectsresources/resources/


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

Introduction to Sustainability course, available through every students online portal (yourspace).

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the concept of sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. It informs the student on NUI Galway’s work in the area of sustainability and ways to get involved; and share tips on how we can all learn, live and lead sustainability at NUI Galway.


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