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Food for Thought as DkIT Host Sustainable Living Event

05 March 2024

Dundalk Institute of Technology was delighted to recently host a fun and informative food demonstration and sustainable living lecturer on campus as part of their N-TUTORR week. The N-TUTORR programme is a national initiative designed to transform learning, teaching and assessment by focusing on transforming the student experience and developing the capabilities of all staff to address a sustainable educational and learning environment with particular and critical focus on digital transformation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).


The food demonstrations offered an opportunity for students and staff to gain insights on how to navigate the cost of living with practical demos by renowned Executive Chef Gareth Carberry from Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa. Gareth presented several menu items that are more sustainable, and cost-effective and he give examples of living practices to help manage the everyday costs of living.

Nora O’Sullivan from the ‘Fifty Shades Green’ organisation hosted an interactive session investigating sustainable living, specifically focusing on hospitality and the service industry. Fifty Shades Greener which is the world's leading sustainability company provides education, certification and consultancy to businesses, governments and educational providers. This organisation was born out of a place of eco anxiety by its founder Raquel Noboa who started her sustainability journey in Doolin, Co Clare. The vision of this company is to increase awareness for organisations around energy, waste and water and their modus operandi is ‘what gets measured gets managed’.

Both events presented great insights into how students and staff can live a more sustainable and cost-effective life.

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