The Green Legacy Fund

Environmental Stewardship

The Green Legacy Fund

Building a Sustainable Future for Midleton College

At Midleton College, our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship is more than just a goal; it is a responsibility we take seriously. The Green Legacy Fund was established to support and drive initiatives that transform our energy usage and make our campus a model of sustainability. Through innovative projects and forward-thinking strategies, we aim to create a healthier, greener environment for current and future generations of students.


Current Initiatives

The Green Legacy Fund is proud to support a variety of groundbreaking initiatives designed to reduce our environmental impact and promote sustainability across our campus. Key projects in development include:

  1. Zero Food Waste Programme

    • Implementing systems to ensure that no food is wasted, including composting organic waste and partnering with local charities to distribute surplus food to those in need.
  2. Solar Panels on Colton Building and Trevor West Sports Hall

    • Installing solar panels to harness renewable energy, reduce our carbon footprint, and lower energy costs.
  3. District Heating Using Excess Heat from the Jameson Distillery

    • Collaborating with the Jameson Distillery to utilise excess heat from their processes to provide district heating for our campus, significantly reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
  4. LED Lighting for the Hockey Pitch

    • Upgrading the lighting on our hockey pitch to energy-efficient LED lights, which will reduce energy consumption and improve the quality of our facilities.
  5. Development of a Small Forest with Coillte

    • Partnering with Coillte to develop a small forest on campus, enhancing biodiversity, providing a natural learning environment, and contributing to carbon sequestration.
  6. Outdoor Learning Spaces

    • Creating outdoor classrooms and learning spaces that allow students to engage with nature while they learn, fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment.
  7. Partnerships with Other European Schools on Shared Green Initiatives

    • Collaborating with schools across Europe to share best practices and develop joint sustainability projects, enriching our students’ understanding of global environmental issues and solutions.


Join Us in Making a Difference

The Green Legacy Fund relies on the generosity of our community—parents, alumni, and friends of Midleton College—to bring these initiatives to life. Your contributions will directly support projects that reduce our environmental impact, enhance our campus, and provide students with invaluable learning opportunities about sustainability.

By donating to The Green Legacy Fund, you are helping us build a sustainable future for Midleton College. Together, we can create a greener, more resilient campus and inspire the next generation to be stewards of our planet.

For more information on how to contribute to The Green Legacy Fund and become a part of our sustainability journey, please contact the Midleton College Foundation. Together, we can make a lasting impact.



Through The Green Legacy Fund, we are not just investing in our campus but in the future of our students and the world they will inherit. Join us in making a difference.

Donate to the Green Legacy Fund

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Tax Benefits for Donations

Contributions of €250 or more in a year are eligible for tax relief, allowing your donation to go further. To enable Midleton College to avail of this benefit, simply complete and return a CHY3 form to us, which covers a five-year period. This allows us to claim an additional 31% on your donation amount from Revenue, significantly increasing its impact. For more information and to download the form from the Revenue website, please click here.

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