I’m proud of Trinity’s focus on sustainability, particularly because it’s driven by both staff and students and it goes across the university – from research and education programmes to practical campus initiatives like waste management, pollination, recycling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
We need to research at the frontiers of knowledge to reduce human pressure on our planet, and we each of us need to be mindful in our behaviour. My favourite quote on sustainability comes from Edmund Burke: ‘Nobody ever made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little’. A truly sustainable planet requires a global effort but as individuals, institutions, cities and countries, we all have an essential part to play.
— Patrick Prendergast, Provost & President