Green-Campus Charter

Litter and Waste Theme

Bins throughout College

Green Bin in corridors and room 22 (canteen)

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Tea/Coffee Cups/Bottles (empty and clean)
  • Packaging
  • Cans

Black bin in corridors and room 22

  • Food
  • Any other waste

Green bin in classrooms

  • Paper and Plastic

Black bin in classrooms

  • Other Waste (Food should not be in classrooms)
  • Other recyclable items
  • Mobile phones please give to a member of the committee
  • Batteries please give to a member of the committee


There are two composting bins beside the bicycle shed.  A caddy bin has been placed in room 22 (canteen) and in the staff room, collecting various materials for the compost bin.  These are emptied twice weekly.

 Tea and Coffee Travel Mugs 

  • It is being recommended to students to purchase the Ballsbridge College travel mugs for drinking tea and coffee, this will reduce waste collected from tea and coffee cups.
  • Selling for €2.00 each
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the college in the student canteen

Water Filter

A water filter has been installed into the canteen. All students are encouraged to refill their water bottles and are to avoid purchasing bottles of water.  This will save on money and reduce plastic waste.


Printing in classrooms

  • Ask your teacher can you print
  • Please print on both sides of the paper
  • (instructions by printers)
  • Make sure you collect your printed work before you leave the room


Teachers should always print on both sides and photocopy on both sides

Outside College

Please use cigarette bin on wall outside the college


All classes have access to Moodle. Notes are uploaded onto Moodle thus reducing photocopying in the College.


Energy Theme 

Every Hour

Data projector off

Every Day

Lights off

Thursdays and Fridays

Computers shut down automatically


If necessary, ask a teacher to open the top windows


Travel Theme

  • Secure area to lock bikes
  • Additional bike racks were purchased in 2016
  • Travel survey is now included in mid-year survey (2018)
  • All students are encouraged to travel in the most sustainable way they can
  • The Green-Campus Committee research students annually
    • How do students travel to College
    • Using Google Maps, are students travelling in the most efficient way
    • For those students who take two modes of public transport, the committee encourage them to walk or cycle on the second part of their journey
    • Promotion of Bleeper Bike
  • Working with Ballsbridge Living to promote need for Dublin Bikes to the area of Ballsbridge


Biodiversity Theme 

  • Pollinator plants in College front and back gardens
  • Create a biodiversity map of Ballsbridge College and surrounding areas
  • Develop a herb garden at the back of the College
  • Further develop the herb garden to include some easy- to- grow vegetables
  • Continue to work with Ballsbridge Living and Tidy Town’s Ballsbridge
  • Integrate the biodiversity theme into various college modules
  • Develop a link with Herbert Park allotments
  • Prepare a feasibility study about potential of a green roof