The Maynooth Green Campus Committee (MGC) is officially in existence since December 2012. MGC brings together stakeholders from St Patrick’s college Maynooth (SPCM), Maynooth University, and the Catholic world development agency, Trócaire, headquartered on campus.
MGC’s goal is to achieve the Green Campus Flag. This Flag is an international award and the award scheme is co-ordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education, based in Copenhagen. The Flag is awarded to third level colleges that satisfy an assessment of progress undertaken by An Taisce.
To reach this goal MGC created a roadmap with a set of realistic objectives that fall under a number of thematic headings: Biodiversity, Energy Management, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Sustainable Travel and Transport, and Climate Justice.