Green Impact with DCSU

Here at DCSU we are always thinking about how we can improve our efficency and attitude to the environment locally and internationally.

Green impact is very important to us as we believe that everyone can be doing a lot more to save the planet. Here's a few things that we do within the union to support this!

What we do

Derby College Students’ Union

  • Provides Fairtrade products in our shops
  • Collects food and clothing donations for a local charity
  • Organise Health and Wellbeing events
  • Raise money for chosen charities
  • We sell paper that has been developed using eco-sustainable practices
  • We recycle our out of date posters and flyers
  • We ensure our computers are shut down at the end of the working day rather than leaving them on stand-by
  • Always turn off the office lights when not needed  
  • Whenever possible the Students’ Union team car share
  • We organise a bed down to raise awareness for the homeless
  • Our booking and ordering system is paperless
  • Staff and Exec meetings are recorded electronically
  • We are working towards a silver accreditation with the NUS Green Impact Award Scheme
  • Whenever possible we print double sided
  • We reuse boxes and envelops to send materials across the 4 main sites
  • We collect old mobile phones and donate them to OXFAM

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