#GlobalGreening 2021 campaign winners announced!

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 18:15

This year Maynooth University with help of Education Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Aer Lingus & many Irish third-level institutions were delighted to see so many US & Canadian universities take part in a special #globalgreening campaign, that had participants turn their campuses green for saint Patrick's Day!

In a year that saw further pandemic restrictions without students, staff and the normal course of academic life on campus the global campaign was a welcome comfort to prove even further how the attractiveness of Ireland as an academic destination for students across the world, as participant universities the world over went green for the Irish National holiday.

The winners were announced by the Irish Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Dan Mulhall.

Maynooth University plays a special role in the endorsing of this campaign; the idea to extend the #globalgreen campaign stemmed from our own campus!

We would also like to thank sponsors Education Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Aer Lingus and of course all other Irish 3rd level participant institutions.


1. Maryville College, Tennessee (semester)
2. Xavier University, Ohio (summer)
3. University of North Carolina Wilmington (summer)

Runners Up:

1. University of New Mexico
2. University of Indianapolis
3. Carroll University
4. New Jersey City University
5. Loyola New Orleans
6. Fordham University

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