Blog Posts

In the run up to COP26, Leeds PhD student Anne Sietsma tells us why the Global Conference of Youth (COY) is so important, and how you can get your voice heard at COP26.   Over the last few weeks, everyone in the climate change world has been frantically preparing for...

It seems like every day is official ‘something’ day, but Thursday 21st October is officially Apple Day! Apples are actually part of the rose family of plants, and whilst they are cultivated worldwide, they are intrinsic to British food culture. They’re delicious eaten fresh, transformed into apple sauce with your...

We’ve teamed up with Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, and West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect project to challenge you to get active. Across the next four weeks we will be setting a weekly walking challenge to complete, to encourage you to build walking into your daily activities....

Looking for something to do this summer? From Monday 28 June, the University is launching a summer in Leeds programme to let you explore the campus, rediscover the city, enjoy sport and wellbeing sessions at the Edge, art trails, movies, picnics and more. As part of this programme, we’ve collated...

Summer’s arrived and what better time than to go out walking and cycling during the warmer weather! When the sun comes out, it’s a great opportunity to head outside and explore the walks, cycling routes and greenspaces right on our doorstep across Leeds. Not only does choosing sustainable methods such...

Hello! I’m Zoe, a Sustainability Project Assistant, and I’m here to talk about Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for 2021 is ‘Nature’ as interacting with the natural world can be beneficial to both your physical and mental health. Good health and wellbeing is goal number three of the United...

PhD student Nicholas Davison has been exploring the impacts of Covid-19 on food waste management at the University. Nicholas has been involved in the University’s Living Lab for Food Waste since he began his studies in the Bioenergy Centre for Doctoral Training in 2017. Nicholas is looking at the optimisation of...