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Provost's Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living was established in February 2017 to deliver sustainability objectives in the University’s Strategic Plan (2014-2019). The committee is specifically tasked with the goal of moving Trinity closer to becoming a sustainable campus. It recently reviewed and revised the Sustainability Policy (November 2017) before it was approved by College Board.

The committee has student, staff and faculty representatives from across the university, and it receives input from the Green Campus Committee. It meets regularly and establishes subgroups as needed, to work on specific topics.

Duties of the Committee:

  • Publishing an Annual Sustainability Report which reports on carbon footprint, energy consumption, waste diversion, generation and recycling, transport use and water consumption
  • Ensuring that all new buildings, refurbishments and purchases comply with and, where possible, exceed, energy-efficiency standards
  • Promoting research and teaching of sustainability issues as well as promoting the campus as a living laboratory
  • Undertaking sustainability audits and engaging campus users in sustainability targets
  • Developing an environmental management system and an energy management system
  • Publishing a carbon footprint and action plan for reducing carbon emissions
  • Collaborating with Dublin City Council’s Smart Dublin programme
  • Attaining membership of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in 2018. Maintaining membership will require that we ultimately meet and continue to improve on sustainability targets.

Provost's Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living, March 2018