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Hi! I’m Ellie, a final year BSc Geography student, and one of the Community Reps at LUU. Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 is running from the 22 February to the 7 March with a theme of ‘choose the world you want’. So, what is Fairtrade all about? And, how does it fit...

We’d like to say a huge well done to all our Blueprint teams, who have been working extra hard to deliver on sustainability over the past year. As part of our regular case studies on Blueprint teams, this month we’d like to welcome three new teams to the community and...

The team at the Careers Centre have shown how anyone can work with colleagues across the university, and with suppliers, to find sustainable solutions for events and activities. Although the Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to in-person events over the past year, prior to this the careers service held...

Clare Sach (BA Geography) tells us about her experience of a remote work-based sustainability placement at Opera North during national lockdown. The University of Leeds offers its final year Geography students the opportunity to enrol in a Professional Development Project. The module allows students to work in collaboration with academic staff...

What is an Active Travel Neighbourhood? The ambition Consultation Have your say! Feedback so far Implementation and review Get involved in local travel decisions What is an Active Travel Neighbourhood? You may have noticed some changes around the Hyde Park area recently, with the addition of physical measures such as...

Hi! I’m Caitlin Harris, one of the Biodiversity Ambassadors at the University. Living in the centre of a built-up city such as Leeds, I am always surprised to hear birds outside my window. As lockdown continues it can be easy to find ourselves lost in the digital world, essay writing,...

Sara Jones (Medicine) discusses her project on the impacts of COVID-19 on the use of disposables in Medicine and Healthcare programmes at the University of Leeds. What is your favourite thing about the University of Leeds? My favourite thing about Leeds is the tight-knit student community and abundance of societies...

Many of us have swapped the office or library for our bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms over the past year. It can be hard not getting a change of scenery and our Sustainability Team have shared their top tips for doing work at home. From making the effort to get...

So it’s officially 2021 and it’s not quite the New Year we expected it to be or hoped for. I’m Zoe, one of the interns for the Sustainability Service. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to feel frustrated by the idea of another lockdown, especially if you are...

Kashmir Kaur, one of our Staff Sustainability Architects, has successfully embedded the #2023plasticfree pledge into the sustainability module she delivers in the School of Languages, Culture and Societies. This 10-week Language in Context module is for international and study abroad students from multiple disciplines. They take this optional course before...