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Leeds is generally a safe place to live, study and work, and cycling is a great way to get around.  But as in any major city, bicycles can be a target for thieves. Losing your treasured wheels can be upsetting and expensive. So, what can you do to help keep...

We spoke to Ashley Victoria, one of our Student Sustainability Architects, about her experience presenting at the Student Sustainability Conference 2022 (SSRC22). Applications to present at the University of Leeds 2023 Student Sustainability Research Conference are NOW OPEN! Submit your application by Sunday 11 December 2022. How were you involved...

Hey folks, I am Sam Townson, a fourth-year Economics and Geography student back at the University of Leeds after completing my Year in Industry with two Leeds-based organisations; Open Source Arts and Our Future Leeds. Whilst working with Open Source Arts, I developed a net zero carbon roadmap and baseline...

Spooky season is here! A time to dress up, have fun and carve pumpkins. However, Halloween can be a frightful time for sustainability with plastic costumes, decorations and sweet wrappers! But you have the power to make a difference to this real-life environmental horror story. Pumpkin carving In the UK,...

Thinking of cycling to campus, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s everything you need to know before you start your commute.  Leeds is compact and cycling–friendly with lots of bicycle lanes and storage facilities spread across the city and our campus. Thanks to this infrastructure, nearly a third of staff...

The 2022 Student Sustainability Research Conference was a great success! Student Sustainability Architect Eleanor shares her reflections on this year’s conference. If you missed the event, you can watch all the presentations online! Hi! My name is Eleanor and I was appointed as one of this year’s Student Sustainability Architects,...

One of the biggest sources of waste for individuals, and particularly plastic waste, comes from packaging. It is often the very definition of single use, being thrown away moments after being used and can be tricky to recycle, especially if you are out and about.  Packaging is one of the...