Reducing use of paper and plastic
- Paper training guides and plastic folders have been fully replaced with digital materials.
- Attendance taking at CÉIM sessions has been moved online to reduce paper-based attendance registration.
- Group materials for leaders are now supplied in reusable cotton tote bags and plastic Ziploc bags are no longer used.
- Single-use water bottles and coffee cups are avoided where possible. Leaders are requested to bring their own drink with them to training.
- Documents are only printed when absolutely necessary.
- CÉIM session materials are checked and where possible reused from year to year.
- Some materials with NUI branding will continue to be used when the new University of Galway branding is introduced.
- Where possible, waste is recycled.
Reducing transport carbon footprint
- Travel is minimized where possible by using online meeting platforms. When travel is required, public transport options are always considered first.
- Materials for CÉIM sessions are transported by hand cart were this is safe to do so to avoid the use of vehicles.
Fostering responsible behaviour
- CÉIM aims to encourage a culture of sustainable practice amongst CÉIM leaders.