Maynooth Green Day

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 09:30 to 16:00
John Paul II Library

Green Day is a celebratory event showcasing Maynooth Green Campus achievements as part of National Green Campus Week 2022 with An Taisce's support! To see all the events in other campuses, please visit  

It is a day to engage with students, staff members and the wider community. Everyone is welcome, join us at anytime!
All talks will be at the Flexible Learning room (1st Floor) and the informational stalls will be located at the MU Library foyer. sOutdoor stalls located at the Library entrance

Please, register via Eventbrite (for room capacity & refreshments purposes only) 

Follow us for last minute updates on:
Twitter: @GreenCampus_MU

Time Speaker Title


                          Tea & coffee


               Welcome by Dr Jim Carolan, MGC chairperson


Stephen Seaman

Greening our campuses-future plans 


Dr Jamie Gorman 

The looming Irish mining boom: Protecting communities & the environment 


Dr Patricia Kennon

MU Teaching and Learning and the sustainable development goals 


Dr Ronan Foley 

Therapeutic campus landscapes 


Dr. Máire Nic an Bhaird 

The EdBioEc Project: Innovative education for the bio-economy 


Sean Casey & Niamh Lacy 

MSc Design Innovation students-Project winners with Green Campus campaign
Introduction by Dr. Linzi Ryan 


                         Comfort Break-tea & coffee


Dr Tadhg Macintyre 

GOGREEN: Helping nature and health rhyme 


Michael Kenny

The Maynooth Green Forum-Addressing Environmental Decline through an Open Community Approach 


Dr Patricia Healy Kettle 

Edible Campus Landscapes 


Prof John Sweeney 

Comments on the latest IPCC report

13.00-16.00 Outdoor & Library foyer activities:

  • Campus walk from MU John Paul II Library with Dr Gail Maher, Dept. of Biology from 1 pm at the Library
  • Wave energy - The Centre for Ocean Energy Research, Electronic Engineering Dept. 
  • Swap-shop by Ollie Fenelon from Dept. of Chemistry & MU EnviroSoc members with ZWMaynooth
  • Coyne Cycles Roadshow Bike: Need your bike serviced or repaired? Want a new bike? See what is available with the Bike to Work scheme from 10:00am
  • 'Make a pod and plant a seed' demo workshop with Urban Agriculture working group leaders
  • BirdWatch Ireland stall
  • Thorntons Recycling bringing free compost for your garden. Thorntons Recycling bringing free compost for your garden. Bring something to take it home with you. From 10:00am
  • MU EnviroSoc and MU Enactus info stands
  • WEEE Recycling Cage: Any small broken electrics in the office or at home? Bring them along and dispose for correct recycling.  From 10:00

There will be prizes and raffles for MU coffee mugs, hoodies, bird-boxes and more...

Looking forward to seeing you there.

We will have prizes and raffle MU coffee mugs, hoodies, bird-boxes and more...

Please, see the tour map with Dr Gail Maher

N.B: For those who cannot attend in person, the first part (talks & presentations) of the event will be streamed live on MGC YouTube channel

Looking forward to meeting you then,

Le meas,

Maynooth Green Campus team