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We are Green Campus MIE!

In February 2022 Marino Institute signed up to the Green Campus Charter, and we are now working towards our first Green Flag Award.  We need the help of the whole MIE community to meet our goals of increased Biodiversity and reduced Litter and Waste. 
Think you'd like to help? Email sandra.austin-at-mie.ie to sign up, or keep an eye out for notification of our next meeting. We usually meet once a month on Wednesday lunchtimes in M19.

MIE Campus Green Week 27th February-3rd March 2023

Calendar of Events

All Week
  • Women around the world who inspire us - displays in St. Mary's and Nagle-Rice Buildings
  • Sustainability - themed book display in MIE Library
  • Photo Competition - take your photo and post to social media using the hashtag #MIEGreenWeek
  • Meat-free Monday at Blasta. Click here to view the full (yummy!) menu of vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Fadhb na Mara: Join us in the Covered Courtyard for some timely theatre from the children of Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore.
  • Launch of Marchathon with lunchtime Scéal Trail (lots of spot prizes along the way!)
  • Pop-up Library at Nagle-Rice lobby 12.30-2.30 (bring your student ID)
  • Movie: Nations United - Amharclann 12.15pm
  • Live Q&A with Ambassador Fergal Mythen, Ireland's Ambassador to the United Nations (hosted by PME1 students).
  • ...
November is Light Up Your Life month.

Our Green Campus team are rolling out this campaign to support active commuting through the winter months, with a particular focus on bike safety.  Now that the days are shorter, we are all often commuting in dark or low-light conditions. It’s important to be safe and be seen, to invest in hi-vis clothing and a good set of bicycle lights.  As a TFI Smarter Travel Campus, MIE are participating in the annual Light Up Your Life promotional campaign, and we will have LOTS of useful kit to give away throughout the month of November.  


Student membership of An Taisce only €2!

An Taisce, Ireland's oldest environmental NGO, is offering students a reduced membership fee of only €2 (normally €60).  "We know it’s a tough time for many people, especially students, amid the spiraling cost of living. We also know students and young people are key to climate action and building a better future. They must be at the forefront of change. That’s why we’ve lowered the cost of student membership."

Full details can be found here. Membership benefits include:

  • FREE entry to An Taisce properties and discounted entry to other selected properties around Ireland.
  • FREE entry and discounted entry to other National Trust properties around theworld through the into.org/places programme. Currently, this does not includeThe National Trust of Northern Ireland.
  • Access to member-only events on selected environmental, climate and heritagetopics as well as regular An Taisce Council forums.
  • A sustainable planning workshop for your student group with An Taisce's experts.
  • Volunteering and activism opportunities in An Taisce Committees or LocalAssociations.
  • Opportunity to elect a student representative to An Taisce's Council.
  • Quarterly newsletter and regular news items.
  • Access to advice on environmental, planning and heritage matters from ourexperts.
  • Discounts from eco-conscious stores Earthmother and Reuzi.

Joint Green Campus and Diversity Committee Event

On Thursday, 25th November 2021, we were delighted to welcome BEd2 student, Darragh Domican, to speak to our Education for Sustainable Development class (Year 2 Ed Studies) about his award-winning Transition Year project - creating a virtual school that embraces all 17 Un Sustainable Development Goals, using Minecraft.  You can see and listen to Darragh's fascinating talk here:


Marino Institute is now a Smarter Travel Campus

We are delighted to have signed up to to the National Transport Authority's Smarter Travel Campus charter. 

Recent STC initiatives at MIE include; 


Light Up Your Life Campaign.

Sustainability Partners and Initiatives

NTA Smarter Travel Campus Programme

Find out more here.

An Taisce Green Campus Programme.

Find out more here.


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