We know it can be easy to buy too much food, or waste a lot during Christmas, but by using LED lights, only buying food which you know you’ll eat and maybe a treat or two here and there, buying and using sustainable wrapping paper or just buying less overall, you can enjoy Christmas without it having a negative effect on the environment!
Here are some really useful websites with tips on how to have a more sustainable Christmas:
Friends of the Earth – 25 Eco-friendly Christmas Tips
The Guardian – 7 Tips for Smart Christmas Recycling
Recycle This – Recycling at Christmas
Recycle Now – Recycling at Christmas
The Huffington Post – Reducing Food Waste
Love Food Hate Waste – Money Saving Christmas
Leicester City Council – Christmas and New Year Recycling
Energy Saving LED Christmas Lights
The Guardian – Minimalist Christmas
One Green Planet – Upcycled Christmas Gifts
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!! ♻️🎄
DMU has achieved a First Class sustainability status from People & Planet!
Here’s how we scored:
For a more in depth breakdown of what we’ve done as a university check out the website: https://peopleandplanet.org/university/129441/ul16
Hello! I’m Alex Kilcran and I’m the new Green Behaviour Change Frontrunner in the Estates Department of DMU. My job is to manage the Sustainable DMU social media accounts and encourage staff and students to think about their role in looking after our environment. We support a number of initiatives for students including NUS Student Switch Off and NUS Green Impact, FREE Park and Ride for staff and Dr Bike sessions held frequently.
I promise we do more than just hug trees!
Here are our social media accounts and other useful links, feel free to message our FB or Twitter accounts if you have any queries or wish to get involved further!
Facebook: Sustainable DMU
Twitter: Sustainable DMU
Instagram: Sustainable DMU
NUS Student Switch Off: NUS Student Switch Off Info, DMU Student Switch Off FB
FREE Park and Ride for staff: DMU Website