Promoting sustainable living among students
Susliving’s Third Level Programme provides curriculum based lectures on Environmental and Sustainable Farming. This Programme is currently being piloted in Gurteen College in County Tipperary. Gurteen College is a third level Agricultural College offering students advanced courses in Agricultural and Equine Studies. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in a practical farming environment.
Gurteen College has a history of promoting sustainability in agriculture and has developed a green energy strategy over the years. This strategy includes the application and use of the on campus 50 kW wind turbine, a highly efficient wood chip boiler heating system for the college and a 15 hectare willow plantation to provide fuel for the boiler.
These aspects of Gurteen College, as well as their forward thinking staff and students, make it an ideal location for our Third Level Programme pilot which is continuing into it’s second year.
- Farm Carbon Calculator – Carbon reports for Gurteen farm and others.
- PedalPower – Expanding the power of cycling into more areas of life.
- Water Footprint – Water consumption and calculators and food consumption and use data.
- Irish Growing Calendar – Calendar for plant and vegetable growing in Ireland.
- More Repurposed and Recycled Furniture Ideas – A huge selection of ideas for furniture using repurposed materials.
- BedZed – Carbon neutral building development.
- Passive House Association of Ireland – Passive house projects throughout Ireland.