Blog Posts

Earth Day, widely seen as the birth of the modern environmental movement, marks its 52nd anniversary on Friday 22nd April 2022. This year’s Earth Day theme is ‘invest in our planet’. Here in Leeds our Climate Plan sets out the University’s largest single investment of £174m in support of our...

Hi, I’m Sam, the Student Sustainability Architect working on the University’s biodiversity monitoring programme at Bodington Fields alongside a wider team of Student Sustainability Architects. This is the start of what we’re hoping will be a series of monthly blogs about our projects on and off campus – and which...

One of the easiest and most effective ways of building sustainability into your studies at the University of Leeds is through your dissertation or other research projects.  The campus itself is a perfect environment to carry out lots of different types of research, including through our Living Lab programme which...

An understanding of sustainability issues is becoming increasingly important for any job role, not just sustainability professionals or climate scientists. That’s why it’s critical that the education students receive at Leeds prepares them to address the biggest challenges of our lifetime.  The University’s Sustainable Curriculum and the wider Curriculum Redefined...

Spotlight on the School of Food Science and Nutrition Blueprint team: embedding sustainability in the curriculum, sustainable consumption and sustainable labs!  In 2020, staff at the School of Food Science and Nutrition initiated development of their Blueprint programme to tackle sustainability within the school.  Involving and engaging both staff and students in the school in its development, their Blueprint was officially...

As soon as Halloween is over it seems the stores are stacked with festive gifts, the streets are full of Christmas decorations, and you hear Mariah Carey around every corner. It’s hard to resist the urge of getting a mulled wine, thinking about the holiday season, and of course … presents. Christmas shopping doesn’t always sit comfortably with a concern for sustainability and the environment, but...