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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...

We’d like to say a huge well done to our Blueprint teams, both new and established, who have been working extra hard to deliver on sustainability this academic year. As part of our week of digital Sustainability Awards celebrations, we are celebrating the excellent work of some of our 13...

BA Liberal Arts student and Student Sustainability Architect, Amelia Cookson, has written this blog after learning more about climate justice through the Geographies of Global Insecurities module. What is the module called and what is it about? My degree is Liberal Arts and I major in English Literature and minor...

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...

My name is James and I’m one of the Sustainability Managers in the Sustainability Service at Leeds. I’m responsible for many of the environmental aspects of sustainability at the University, but over the past year or so I’ve been pulling together the University Climate Plan. I’m aware that is has...