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HEI Grand ChallengeThriving Communities
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, the majority of food consumed on UL campus will be healthy and sourced from within the bioregion and/or from the university grounds.
High-quality and sustainably-sourced foods are essential to the health and wellbeing of our community. This mission sees UL act as both a producer and consumer of healthy food, all grown within the Shannon bioregion. This will enable all areas of the campus grounds to promote and provide an abundant selection of nutritious food and drink.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to promote sustainable development and address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Each mission and associated project within the Mission Lab portfolio is directly linked to one or more SDGs, ensuring all efforts are in service of true impact.

Sustainable Development Goals in Focus

01No Poverty
02Zero Hunger
03Good Health and Well-being
04Quality Education
05Gender Equality
06Clean Water and Sanitation
07Affordable and Clean Energy
08decent work and economic growth
09Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
10reduced inequalities
11Sustainable Cities and Communities
12Responsible Consumption and Production
13Climate Action
14Life Below Water
15Life on Land
16Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17Partnerships for the Goals


+food system resilience
+organic food access
+healthy food access
+local food suppliers
+community relations
+health & wellbeing
+supply transparency
-unhealthy food supply
-food supply-chain length
-food waste and packaging
-reliance on imports
-food waste and packaging
-reliance on imports


Official metrics are yet to be defined by the mission team and additional key stakeholders. This will occur upon commencement of the mission projects and will be influenced by data derived from baseline studies of the systems relevant to each mission.

Mission Model

The mission model is a structured framework that guides the development and execution of each mission. This model allows for a flexible and dynamic approach to mission-based work, where diverse stakeholders can come together to create positive change.
HEI Grand Challenge
Thriving Communities
Agrihood Campus
Cross Sector Innovation
UL Food Suppliers
Local Farmers & Food Producers
Food Co-ops
Healthy UL
Buildings & Estates
Nutrition Research
Procurement & Logistics
Project Portfolio
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