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Taking the lead on global grand challenges

At the University of Leeds, we are committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do. To us, sustainability means creating value for society by taking responsibility for our economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts. We draw on the diverse expertise of our students, staff and partners to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to global challenges, and to maintain our position as world-leaders in sustainability.

Sustainability is a journey. Though society may not have all of the answers now, we are committed to using the University’s assets to tackle global challenges. On our website, you can explore what’s happening across the University, including our world-leading research and education, how we’re using our campus to find solutions to local and world challenges, and what you can do to be a part of our sustainable community.

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG wheelWe use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) to help guide our activity, and we do so inclusively, making sure everyone’s voice is heard and considered along the way. Read more about the University's positive actions to impact the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


Discover Campus: Exciting New 'Adventure Lab' Launched for Campus Exploration

The University of Leeds campus is now home to an exciting new ‘Adventure Lab’ initiative, which brings unique outdoor scavenger hunts, experiences, and games to life! Thanks to the efforts of staff member Erica Di Martino from the Lifelong Learning Centre, locations have now been added to campus for people to explore campus biodiversity using...

Conferences and Events join the Blueprint community 

The University of Leeds Conferences and Events team have officially joined the Blueprint programme to drive forward sustainability initiatives across their venues, events, and operations.  The team coordinates conferences and events both internally at the University of Leeds and for external clients, with events taking place across the University campus as well as at a...

University of Leeds collaborates on good practice guide for community engaged learning 

The University of Leeds has collaborated with Yorkshire Universities in a UPP Foundation (University Partnerships Programme) funded programme, to publish a good practice guide for community engaged learning.  The guide highlights how universities across Yorkshire are working with community partners to create valuable ‘service learning’ and sustainability opportunities for their students. The guide showcases the...

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Engaging our community with geothermal energy on campus

Rufus Davies tells us about his Student Sustainability Architect project to promote engagement with the University's Climate Plan. As a Student Sustainability Architect (SSA), my work...

Sustainability and Community-Engaged Learning

Community-Engaged Learning and sustainability are both key themes in transforming university tuition. They are pathways that connect students with local communities and encourage them to...

Sell, swap and barter for the planet (and your pocket!)

Our sell, swap, and barter guidance is part of our Moving Out campaign in partnership with Unipol. The aim is to help reduce the stress...

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