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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...

Can having your car used MORE actually help to REDUCE emissions? It might seem like a contradiction, but making your existing car available to others through a car sharing platform could help to reduce the total number of cars on the road.  In turn this can reduce emissions associated with...

The Protein Production Facility receives the first LEAF Silver Certificate at the University. Laura Wilkinson Hewitt is a Staff Sustainability Architect in the Faculty of Biological Sciences and, in her role as a Research Technician in the Protein Production Facility, has introduced new sustainable practices into the Facility. The Facility is now...

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...