Guides and Initiatives
Sustainability and Working from Home
We have had to spend a lot of time at home during 2020 and 2021, so we compiled guides and initiatives to help you reduce your footprint.
Working from home can seem like a more sustainable option than travelling to college using petrol or diesel, heating buildings, and using many equipment and lighting.
But learning and working from home can also have its environmental challenges – it can directly affect the environment and possible our finances.
Here are some suggestions on how you can reduce your impact and maybe save some money at the same time:
Green Campus Guides and Initiatives
What Else Can You Do to Reduce Your Impact?
Think outside your home, and get involved in your community.
Work with neighbours or a local group or club to organise a litter pick, plan tree planting, invest in edible plants like fruit trees.
Buy local produce where possible. Support local business working in your area producing products such as foods, clothing or crafts. Choose local services.
USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE!
We all have lots of things in our homes. Instead of purchasing new, consider if there is something you have that might work. Or put out a call to friends and neighbours, can you exchange, share or borrow instead of buying? It’s also a good way to connect with your local community.
BUY LESS STUFF
We are all used to consuming to a level that we cannot sustain.
Try to purchase less and look for higher quality items that are made sustainably, will last longer, and can be repaired.
If You Wish to Dig Deeper...
“We did it!” Fiona Britton and Declan Feeney said after winning the prestigious Green Flag Award for Waste Reduction and Energy, a first for IT Sligo.
In this 15-minute podcast, find out how staff, students and the wider community came together to make a positive environmental change and why this is only the beginning of the “green” journey for IT Sligo