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An tSeachtain Ghlas | Green Week  

Seachtain Cearta Aeráide | Climate Justice Week

20-24 Márta/March 2023

Welcome to DCU Green Week 20 - 24 March 2023.  The DCU Student Union, along with the DCU Centre for Climate and Society and Sustainability DCU have put together a programme of exciting educational and engaging event together with some amazing external partners including GOAL, An Taisce, DCC and NTA.  The overarching theme this year is Climate Justice and over the week we will host a range of events on sustainability topics including biodiversity, climate activism and of course climate justice.  


an tseachtain ar fad | all week


Picturing Climate Justice: Centre for Climate and Society (CCS) Photography Exhibition: This exhibition depicts the devastating impacts of climate change in Ireland and abroad as well as highlighting community initiatives that work to provide more equitable and inclusive responses. Location: Beside the Rainbow Walkway on Glasnevin Campus and on digital screens across the campuses.


Students’ Union Climate Change, Biodiversity and Justice WallHave your say on what the climate and biodiversity crisis means to you and what we can do about climate justice.  There will be physical posters you can write appropriate comments on at Students' Union Offices on Glasnevin and St. Patrick's Campuses and in the main restaurant on the All Hallows Campus  OR you can scan the QR code above or on the corner of the physical boards and it will link you to the online jamboard.  Please keep all comments appropriate.  


There are several smarter travel initiatives running this week - you can still engage in Ready Set Cycle, you can pick up some free bike lights at the SU reception desks on GLA and SPC during Green Week and you can also take a Tier Bike for a 30 minute free trial just download the Tier app and use the code: TRYABIKE and for Marchathon participants the DCU competition this week is to submit your best nature based photo from when you are out walking - email your submission to


DCU Restaurants/Cafes: Look out for lots of sustainable initiatives in the DCU Restaurants during Green Week, including carbon footprints on food, sustainable meals and a new reusable cups/containers scheme.  On Thursday 23 March get any 12oz hot drink for €1 if you bring your own cup in all restaurants, cafes, Londis and Starbucks 12 oz  (EXCLUDES : Silver Van, Helix and Nu Bar)

Dé Luain | Monday

Events on Monday 20 March 2023 Location Time
Sustainability @ DCU - Where our Climate Action Plan is taking us ?

A talk with Samantha Fahy, DCU Sustainability
All access zoom  9am - 10am
Climate Justice in Research and Practice:

Three cases from India and Pakistan 

Joint CCS and Ireland India Institute research seminar exploring how extreme weather events disproportionately affect marginalised communities,  such as farmers and low-income households, who have limited resources  to cope with the social and environmental impacts these disasters cause.
Room C124,

Henry Grattan Building,

Glasnevin Campus
12.00 - 1.00pm
Commuting Consultation - Talk to Cathal about your best smarter travel route to DCU The Street, U Building,

Glasnevin Campus
Losing Alaska

Film and Talk with Film Director Tom Burke and Professor Pat Brereton
Room CG86,

Henry Grattan Building,

Glasnevin Campus

Dé Máirt |Tuesday

Event on Tuesday 21st March Location Time

Irish Green Labs: Do you work or study in a lab – come to this short talk & discussion on how to improve the environmental impact of labs.  If you would like to join the national Irish Green Labs Network you can register your interest here

Zoom Call 10.00 – 11.00 am
Snakes and Climate Justice Ladders Game:  Quiz your way up the ladders or down the snakes in this engaging climate justice game.  There might even be a small prize for those to participate!  To participate just come along to the Students Union on the St Patricks Campus between 10.30am - 12.30pm on Tuesday 21 March. Students Union

St Patricks Campus
Walking towards inclusion for the Traveller Community in Finglas

CCS Guest Lecture by Winnie McDonagh & Doireann Crosson, Primary Health Care for Travellers Project, Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre
Room X101, Lonsdale Building,

Glasnevin Campus
12.00 - 1.00pm
Adopt a Street Litter Pick with the DCU Green Committee & Young Greens - all welcome.  Gloves, litter pickers, high vis vest etc all provided. Meeting at the Pedestrian entrance to DCU Glasnevin on Collins Avenue 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Bike Maintenance Clinic - Get you bike serviced for free - all parts extra  Foyer, AGOO, Albert College,

Glasnevin Campus
12.30 – 4.00pm
Bombay / Mumbai through the lens of time- A photographic journey by Ritesh Uttamchandani. :

A joint Ireland India Institute and Centre for Climate and Society Guest Lecture
C115, GLA Campus 6.00pm


Dé Céadaoin | Wednesday

Events on Wednesday 22 March 2023 Location Time
World Water Day - The DCU Water Institute will be in the U promoting World Water Day - Drop by the Water Hub for some information on this years theme Be the Change DCU Water Institute Hub, Glasnevin Campus 12.30 - 2.00pm
March towards a sustainable future at the Climate Activism Workshop

Join us for a Q&A with Climate Activists who will share their stories about how they got

involved with Climate Activism and what it means for them
The Hive,

Glasnevin Campus
1.00 - 2.00pm
Bike Maintenance Clinic - Get you bike serviced for free - all parts extra  Undercroft/F Block,

St Patricks Campus
12.00 - 3.00pm
Adopt a Street Litter Pick with the DCU Green Committee & Young Greens - all welcome.  Gloves, litter pickers, high vis vest etc all provided. Meet at pedestrian entrance to All Hallows Campus on Church Street 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Crafty Ladies & the Fidget Mitts

Handover of approx.. 200 mitts, made from recycled and/or repurposed wool, buttons and trimmings that are being gifted to those suffering from dementia.  The mitts are being presented to the Director of Missions for the Mater Hospital, Dolores Heery.  All welcome Also at this event the Crafty Ladies and the Easter Chicks! -  Homemade chicks for sale @ €4 each in aid of Muslim Sisters of Eire . Either cash or qr scan. 

The Well D115 on St Patricks Campus 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Commuting Consultation - Talk to Cathal about your best smarter travel route to DCU St Patricks Campus canteen 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Dé Déardaoin | Thursday

Event on Thursday 23 March 2023 Location Time


CU Restaurants/Cafes incl Londis : All 12oz Hot Beverages for €1 if you bring your own cup

(EXCLUDES: Silver Van, the Helix and Nu Bar)

All Campuses All day but just today Thur 23 March !
Climate Justice Fair

Curious about climate justice?

Want to know more about climate activism?

Come along to the Climate Justice Fair, where we’ll have NGOs, civil society organisations and community groups on hand to talk about their projects and experiences of working on climate action.
The Street, U Building,

Glasnevin Campus
11.30 - 2.00pm
#Connected2: Climate and Food

An interactive photo exhibit by young people from Ethiopia,

Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Ireland.

The exhibit emphasises the ways in which all people and communities

are #Connected2 each other through experiences of climate change

and global food systems and invites the participant to contribute a

photo to describe how they are connected to the topic.
U Building,

Students Union Registry,

1st Floor, Glasnevin Campus
11.30 - 2.00pm

Food Cloud Kitchen talk & some free food

FoodCloud connects businesses that have surplus food with Charities and Community Groups that need it - in the process, they have prevented more than 81,000 tonnes of food from going to waste.

Hear their story and try some of their food!  Following a short talk there will be a limited number of vouchers distribution on a first come first served basis for some free lunches at the Food Cloud Food Truck !!

Talk in U building,

Food Truck will be in the Mall

Glasnevin Campus
Talk at 12.00

Food from:

12.30 - 2.00pm

Thornton’s Recycling talk on Waste

Information stand for students/staff to come and ask questions on waste and how best to use the segregation bins @ DCU
The Street, U Building, Glasnevin Campus 12.00 -2.00pm
Biodiversity Talk with Lorraine Bell, Biodiversity Officer for DCC

 The talk will cover the following and will be followed by a tour of the DCU All Hallows biodiversity spaces - Pollination by bee species; the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan; why we need it; the importance of creating corridors; DCC’s measures under the plan; honey bee keeping and wildflower meadows – new messages/direction due to scientific evidence; other top plants for pollinators, including trees; some useful resources.


All Hallows Campus
3.00 pm
Tour of All Hallows rewilding area and community garden  Starting from SG09, All Hallows Campus 3.30/4.00 (after talk above)
Access Society Swap Shop

Bring in clothes that are in good condition but you don’t wear anymore and swap for something new to you !!
The Street, U Building, Glasnevin Campus 4.00 - 6.00pm
Vape/ e-cigarettes device recycling

There will be a Vape/ e-cigarettes device recycling box at the DCU SU Reception desks on GLA and SPC.  
Glasnevin & St Patricks campuses All day/week


Dé hAoine | Friday

Event on Friday 24 March 2023 Location Time

The Grand Finale !!!

Our Sustainability Actions

What DCU and U can do !

Join the DCU SU and Sustainability DCU for this online workshop to discuss the challenges of climate change/ biodiversity loss/ climate justice and gather ideas and thoughts on actions that we can all take.


This is a zoom event and open to all - Please register here 12.00 - 1.00 pm