Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Donegal, Ireland) is planning its second annual Energy Awareness & Sustainability Day on Thursday 23 November 2017. The event aims to increase awareness of climate change, one of the most serious challenges facing the world today. It will also highlight the changes we can all make to minimise our impact on the environment. LYIT has organised an exhibition area and SECURE will be there presenting the aim and objectives of the project to citizens and students.
On the day, LYIT’s Green Campus team will present visual displays demonstrating the damage caused to the environment by disposable plastics. Advice on waste segregation to reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins will be provided by Voice Ireland through the Recycling Ambassador Programme. LYIT staff, OPW Optimising Power at Work advisers, and local suppliers will showcase the latest in energy efficient/renewable energy technologies and equipment, and there will be an opportunity to test drive electric vehicles. LYIT sports staff will perform fitness testing and there will be an environment themed poster competition for transition year students from local secondary schools.
There will also be a lecture programme on topics such as climate change and climate policy, energy saving in the home and renewable energy technology research.
About the event
Energy Awareness and Sustainability Day is part of a wider sustainability agenda at LYIT. An application to secure a Green Campus Flag for LYIT was made to An Taisce in May 2017. Through the Green Flag programme LYIT will address environmental sustainability themes including energy, waste management, biodiversity and sustainable transportation.
- Where? Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Donegal (Ireland)
- When? Thursday, 23 November 2017, from 10am to 2.30pm.