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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.


Careers in Sustainability Spotlight

Thinking about your future career, and realising you don’t know where to start? Between 4 March - 8 March, the Careers Service are running a Sustainability Spotlight, with a host of events to help you kick start your career in sustainability! This week is designed to help you explore a sustainable future. Connect with employers...

Repair Café Success!

Since its launch in November, our monthly Repair Café, in collaboration with Makerspace at the Edward Boyle Library, has had a fantastic impact. So far we’ve had 29 volunteers who, with the vast array of tools provided by Makerspace, have done 62 successful fixes! Students, staff, and community members alike have embraced the opportunity to...

Fighting Food Waste and Supporting the Community  

The Sustainability Service has launched a new community pantry in collaboration with local community arts venue Left Bank. Situated at Left Bank on Cardigan Road, the community pantry is accessible to anyone to donate and collect surplus food. The project aims to promote sustainable behaviours around food consumption whilst helping people to save money, lower...

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Biodiversity net gain on campus and beyond

Michael Howroyd, biodiversity lead for the University of Leeds,  shares an update on the new Biodiversity Net Gain legislation, and what it means for us...

The community-university-council partnership that created Royal Park

In honour of the official opening of the new Royal Park in Hyde Park Leeds this month, we are taking a deep dive into the...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Sustainability Spotlight

This past Sunday 11 February saw the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS). As we’re spotlighting campus biodiversity this month, we’re celebrating...

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