Caring for our environment
We're committed to reducing our impact on the environment and the local community, so we're a University that really does care
For further information on the topics below visit the Environment Services website.
Here are just a few of our achievements:
We recycle over 30% of our waste each year, aiming for 50% by 2013.
Donating to charity
We collect and donate unwanted items to charity.
We're an accredited Fairtrade University so we sell Fairtrade products in our shops and cafes.
We generate our own electricity on site using wind turbines and solar panels.
We've saved over £250,000 on our water bill by using energy efficient measures.
We've achieved EcoCampus Silver award demonstrating commitment to continual environmental improvement.
All our major publications are printed with vegetable based inks on recycled paper.
We're making our towers at Kedleston Road three times more energy efficient.
We've recently been awarded a 'First' in the People and Planet Green League, which judges universities on their environmental performance.