INNOVATIVE, IMPACTFUL, INTELLIGENT

The University of Leeds has once again proved is commitment to a sustainable future through a whole series of activities, innovations, research and policies. There have been some challenges – political uncertainties and a growing campus – but sustainability has remained a priority for us throughout.

I’m particularly proud of the fact that, through continuing to integrate sustainability into our curriculum, we are creating graduates who are true global citizens. As a University, we have an important role to increase knowledge and opportunity for the benefit of society. Our graduates are testament to this; they understand global challenges, and are eager to be part of the solutions.

I’m looking forward to yet another year of challenging ourselves, and others, to be more sustainable. Another year of innovation, behaviour change, outstanding research and collaboration to ensure the University of Leeds plays a leading role in building a sustainable future.

EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COLLABORATION

The University of Leeds is leading the way in innovative approaches to embedding sustainability in our Schools, Faculties and Services, looking at sustainability as a whole and making sure that everyone has the opportunity to play their part.

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BUILDING KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY

As a university, building the knowledge and capacity of our students and staff, as well as with the city and wider society, is key to how we become more sustainable.

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BEING A POSITIVE PARTNER IN SOCIETY

Our core purpose is to increase knowledge and opportunity for the betterment of society, and we have made a commitment to take our economic, social, environmental and cultural responsibilities seriously.

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MAKING THE MOST OF RESOURCES

The University of Leeds is getting bigger and with this growth comes the challenge of meeting our carbon, water, biodiversity and resource reduction targets.

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Our Performance

The University of Leeds benchmarks its sustainability performance against the UK’s 24 leading research universities in the Russell Group, gauging our performance in relation to the wider sector.

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Living Lab

The Living Lab is an exciting university-wide programme that uses our University as a test-bed for the co-creation of sustainable solutions.

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Q&A With Louise Ellis

“I believe completely in the need for a sustainable society. We’re not there yet, and we all have a part to play.” - Read the Q&A with Director of Sustainability, Dr Louise Ellis

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What's Next

We’re always looking ahead; considering a more sustainable future. As set out in our vision to 2050, we understand the need for a long term view of sustainability. And 2017/18 looks set to bring all this and more.

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