The Young Greens or Oige Glas have relaunched their UCD society this week having secured approval just in time for Societies week. The society which is a part of the Green Party’s youth wing was previously removed from campus due to insufficent members.
Eva Slevin the prospective auditor of the new society said they are hoping to sign up at least 40 members during society week. The society is aiming to organise workshops based on sustainable living and some panel discussions on climate change. The overall aim of the society will be to inform students on campus about more sustainable living and climate change.
IN a statement to the Tribune, Green Party TD and leader Eamon Ryan said ‘As a former UCD student, I’m particularly pleased to see the Young Greens’ presence restored to campus. Young people have traditionally been at the forefront of the environmental movement, and that’s no different today. Awareness of environmental issues has never been higher, and I have no doubt that young activists in UCD will be at the forefront of leading the change towards a more sustainable future. The UCD Young Greens will play an important role in that change.’
The society has a stall set up in the Ad Astra hall for Refreshers day.
By Aaron Bomwan- Co-Editor