The WIT Energy Advisory Group and exhibitors from across Ireland attended Green Campus Day today to promote energy awareness at home and at work
Green Campus Day was held at Waterford Institute of Technology today to promote energy awareness at home and at work and to encourage engagement. On hand were WIT Energy Advisory Group (WEAG).
The Day commenced at 9:30am with a wide variety of stands advising on various energy saving initiatives with the Watt Bike Energy Challenge from the OPW providing a very challenging attraction for both students and staff. There were a number of exhibitors on campus including Chia Bia, Paddy O Granola, Rawky Health bars, Keogh Crisps and AIB bank who provided numerous free samples and tasters of their various products. The Green Country Market was on hand offering an array of the superfood groups (and a few treats!!) with green smoothie shots being distributed by Maggie the Leprechaun to help kick start the morning.
Students also got the chance to learn to bake bread with Chef Julie, those participating had the chance to win a free lunch. The staff social club sponsored a prize of a €50 voucher for Odeon Cinema to encourage staff and students to add an energy idea to the suggestions box and lots of great ideas were produced. The day concluded with the excellent WIT lunch time musician group playing a medley of traditional Irish music.
Lecturer in the Department of Built Environment and Chairperson of the WIT Energy Advisory committee Tom O’Brien, spoke to us about what the day consisted of and who got involved.