UCC to make free bicycles available to staff

23rd August 2011
Media Coverage

OLIVIA KELLEHER The Irish Times - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Cork is attempting to reduce its carbon footprint by making free bicycles available to staff for short journeys around the campus and Cork city.

The initiative will reduce reliance on car and taxi journeys and improve efficiency through reduced travel times, the university says.

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Last year UCC became the first third-level educational institution in the world to be accredited with an international Green Flag award. An Taisce, on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education, granted the international accreditation after a rigorous assessment by an expert panel.

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