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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...

Every Friday, biodiversity volunteers have been watching the campus bloom and thrive as spring arrived. St George’s Fields – nestled behind the Henry Price Halls of Residence – is a valuable biodiversity site and is now bustling with life. Here our Student Sustainability Architect Reuben talks about what can be...

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...