Here we talk about the efficient management of resources and working within a circular economy framework at the University of Leeds. We’re thinking bigger than the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ concept.

Through the sustainable procurement standard, biodiversity, renewable technologies, active travel, intelligent use and reuse of resources, carbon management, recycling and reducing waste, we are closing the loop and doing more, and better, with less. By doing this we are making the University of Leeds a vibrant, welcoming space where the environment enhances everything that happens, both on and off the campus.

Harness Innovation

We will become a university where sustainability is truly embedded through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation. Each and every one of our staff and students will understand the principles of sustainability – it will be an integral part of our operations and will bring about positive, sustainable change for the future.  To do this we have made four clear commitments under the Making the Most of Resources strategic theme:

  1. We will reduce our consumption of goods and services.
  2. We will embed sustainability into the procurement process.
  3. We will reduce the amount of waste we produce.
  4. We will enhance biodiversity on campus.

To find out more about how we will achieve these, see our action plan, or get in touch.