Author Ella Kettle

Climate Emergency Action Plan Consultation

Leicester City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, and has set an ambition for the city and council to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Tackling the climate emergency is of vital importance, and the council is now… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Sustainable Building Principles  

  As DMU transitions to block teaching, the ‘Sustainable Building Principles’ (BENV1301) module for 1st year students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction programmes, provided a great research-led learning experience for students.     Overview… Continue Reading →

28th Nov 2023: Circular Economy guest talk by Walter Stahel for DMU staff

Walter Stahel, considered to be one of the visionaries of the Circular Economy concept, and leading expert in the field has agreed to give an online talk for researchers at De Montfort University on Tuesday 28th November at 4pm. Walter… Continue Reading →

Your thoughts wanted on DMU and Climate: 28 ideas for COP28

Students and staff are being asked to come up with ideas to improve sustainability on campus at DMU. Those ideas will be collated into a total of 28 initiatives to mark COP 28. The university pledges to investigate all those… Continue Reading →

The Big River Clean-Up

More than 14 million items of plastic get into our rivers and canals every year. The big river clean-up along the River Soar/Grand Union Canal will give 40 volunteers – both students and staff – the chance to do something… Continue Reading →

COP28 climate change event series at DMU

In honour of COP28 taking place from the 30th November – 12th December 2023, DMU will be running a series of events on campus that all students and staff can attend to get involved and demonstrate their desire for climate… Continue Reading →

Wednesday 6th December: Sustainable Lifestyle Choices’ – making a difference and helping others to do the same

Join this workshop (in-person or online) to have you voice heard by sharing ideas for sustainable lifestyle choices. The session will cover what makes the biggest difference and allow open discussion to share tips and tricks between other attendees, as… Continue Reading →

Wednesday 29th November: Sustainability & SDGs Intro – Taking Action at DMU

Join this workshop (in-person or online) to participate in an interactive introduction to sustainable development. The content will cover what is currently happening at DMU, and how you can actively get involved with all the fantastic projects/events targeted at encouraging… Continue Reading →

SEED Grants 23/24 Applications

Are you interested in a grant of up to £1,000 to kickstart your sustainability project? Then you are in the right place! The SeeD Grant has been designed to aid DMU Staff, Students and Alumnus take action on sustainable development and… Continue Reading →

Monday 4th December: Practical Actions for a Sustainable World

Join this workshop (in-person or online) to gain an understanding of the different ways you can create effective sustainable change. We will encourage you to create an action plan based on the guidance we’ve given to communicate this information with… Continue Reading →

Friday 1st December: Co-designing ambitious climate education at DMU

DMU staff and students are encouraged to join this lunchtime session (with refreshments provided) to explore what ambitious action to address the climate emergency could look like in DMU’s educational offer. We’ll hear about best practices across the UK and… Continue Reading →

Meet Our New Frontrunner: Ella Kettle

Hello Everyone! I’m Ella, and I will be the ‘Learning for Sustainability’ frontrunner this academic year. As a member of the Sustainability Team at DMU, I am very excited to participate in the variety of fantastic projects happening throughout the… Continue Reading →

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