UCC Envirosoc is the university’s environmental society. Envirosoc aims to promote a greener, more sustainable way of life through events such as workshops, film screenings, trips away and debates, as well as fund-raisers for various charities, such as the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow and the Irish Seed Savers Association. Envirosoc also collaborates with other societies on campus to run various events.
Envirosoc is also an affliate group of Young friends of the Earth Ireland and collaborates with other green and environmentally inclined groups in UCC, Cork and on a nationwide level.
Envirosoc also works with the UCC Green Campus Committee, a student run initiative to help the college maintain its Green Flag status, awarded by An Taisce. We also plan and run UCC Green Week, an annual event, in conjunction with the Green Campus committee. Green Week is a week long series of events held in the second semester, where the society gets out and about on campus to provide an accessible way for students to learn about different organisations and various environmental issues.
We are a joint sponsor, with the International & development society, of the UCC Polytunnels which is a student run garden initiative,located behind the Accomodation Office.