Blog: Environment and sustainability

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With energy costs increasing, it can be difficult to cover bills as a student. Here are five easy methods to save energy, reduce costs and lower your carbon footprint.

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Masters Creative Writing student, Medha Godbole, encourages us to think and be responsible.

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Olivia shares easy things to think about as a student that go towards helping the planet, while saving money!

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When considering your grocery shop, are you thinking of price, convenience, or sustainability? A few quick swaps can allow you to easily shop sustainably on a budget. Here's a few tips.

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What day-to-day actions can we all take to help fight climate change? And how do we approach this in a cost of living crisis? University of Derby Behaviour Change lecturers Dr Jenny Lunt and Johanna Beswick explore possible solutions with students Katie Johns, Julie Kempthorne and Claire Thomas.

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Through green and sustainable marketing, you can help consumers make the right choice. In this blog, we help you navigate key environmental issues for the marketing function of your organisation.

A cartoon hedgehog wearing a graduation cap and holding a scroll. Underneath reads 'Silver Award 2021/22'

From achieving the bronze award in 2021, the University of Derby has now successfully attained the silver award for making its campuses more hedgehog friendly! This blog details some of the activities the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Group Derby undertook in the run-up to this achievement.

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Orla Kelleher, Senior Lecturer in Responsible Management at the University of Derby, investigates the challenges business leaders face in light of the urgent need to address sustainability.

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Dr Fred Paterson, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business and Clean Growth at the University of Derby, examines the results of a six-year study into pro-environmental business and clean growth trends undertaken by the University’s Sustainable Business Research group in collaboration with the East Midlands Chamber.

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Ray Underwood studies Marketing Management and is often finding ways to be more sustainable as a student. Discover ways you can help the environment in her blog.