Campus Waste Events 

What is it?

There’s Bin Some Changes Around ‘Ere! Earlier this year the University re-tendered our waste contract. In the process we have set ourselves some challenging new targets. Help us achieve these targets and with spreading the word to the University community about recycling on campus. This includes undertaking audits of bins to check on how widely staff and students are self sorting their waste as well as pop up event to increase awareness and encourage more recycling on campus.

What are the time commitments?

Pop-up events take place throughout the year in different public places on campus. Upcoming scheduled events:

  • Wednesday 21 February, 11.30am-2.30pm

Get Involved

To get involved or find out more get in touch with Rory at R.Hayes@leeds.ac.uk

Mapping a Sustainable Campus

What is it?

What walking routes around campus are particularly nice? Where is the nicest bit of green space to revise in? Where can I recycle my lunch packaging and refill my water bottle? We hope that you can help us to map our sustainable campus, and produce a tool that answers all of these questions in one easy-to-access location.

The Sustainability Service are producing an interactive campus map designed to showcase our projects around the University as well as be an active tool for all students to use to become more sustainable. In this opportunity Sustainability Volunteers will support the data collection to help with the production of the map. Mapping and GIS expertise welcomed but not required!

Get Involved

If you are interested in helping us with mapping campus or with developing an interactive map get in touch with Jonny at J.G.Gleadell@leeds.ac.uk 

Campus Energy Auditors

What is it?

Help us to identify where energy is being wasted in campus! Volunteers will work with Sustainability and the Energy Team to audit buildings on campus and where energy is being wasted.  This includes identifying where old T12&T8 are so that they can be replaced  and where lights are left on and room temperatures are set too high.  Working in teams volunteers will audit buildings,  particularly focusing on empty teaching and communal spaces, and track how the ese buildings perform over time. Volunteers data will help us to make the necessary changes to reduce the University’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Get Involved

To get involved or find out more get in touch with Rory at R.Hayes@leeds.ac.uk

What You will Gain

  • Industry knowledge of sustainability in practice
  • Knowledge of environmental management techniques of offices and academic institutions.
  • Insight into effective engagement and communication methods.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organisational skill
  • Ability to support and encourage others to perform.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Time and project management skills.
  • Auditor skills.