The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology or GMIT is located in the West of Ireland and operates across a wide geographical area with five campuses in Galway City (Dublin Road and Centre for Creative Arts and Media), Mayo (Castlebar), Letterfrack (National Centre for Excellence for Furniture Design and Wood Technology) and Mountbellew (Agricultural College). GMIT has been actively involved in the national Green Campus programme since its inception back in 2010 with the GMIT Mayo Campus becoming the first Institute of Technology to be awarded a Green Flag in 2011. Both the GMIT Mayo and Letterfrack campuses has subsequently been awarded other Green Flags, which has been led by both students and staff voluntarily giving their time to improve waste prevention and recycling, water and energy conservation, campus biodiversity, procurement, and sustainable transport.

GMIT is focused on developing an educational framework to facilitate a transition from learning ABOUT sustainability using narrow discipline-specific approaches to a more reformative learning FOR sustainability approach where campus operations, curriculum and institute policy begin to be reconceptualized to capacity-building and transformative learning AS sustainability through experiential learning communities of practice to bring about whole institutional change within a curriculum, campus, community, collaborative research and culture framework.