Booklet Illustrates Efforts To Be Greener

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Booklet Illustrates Efforts To Be Greener

Date posted: 5 December 2012

A 'snapshot' of the University's fantastic environmental achievements during 2011/12 is now available in a booklet called 'Our Environment and You'.

A printed version is also available from the Environment Team on request.

It details facts about what the University has done, and is doing, to reduce its impact on the environment. You can learn about:

the amount of electricity and gas used, and carbon dioxide emissions produced, by the University over the last academic year

  • how, by following the three principles of the 'energy triangle', the University is attempting to be lean, mean and green with its power usage
  • how staff can take simple measures to help Derby achieve its rigorous carbon reduction target of 20% by the end of next year (2013)
  • how tonnes of University waste are being diverted from landfill to be recycled, with 59% of the 503.79 tonnes produced by its tutorial buildings between August 2011 and July 2012 being recycled or used to generate energy.

Lynn Richards, Environmental Manager, said: "I'd urge people to have a quick look at the booklet we've produced, read about the positive changes being made at the University and get involved.

"The University has already achieved both Bronze and Silver awards as part of the EcoCampus scheme (a Higher Education specific Environmental Management System), and in 2013 we will be aiming for the Platinum award."

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