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Michael Howroyd

Sustainability Projects Officer 


Areas of sustainability I work in

About me

Michael is the longest-serving member of the sustainability service and has been at the University since 2005.  In this time, he has developed and led a number of projects including the University’s Environmental Management System and ISO14001 certification, Blueprint and the Reuse@Leeds programme.

With extensive experience in the strategic and practical delivery of biodiversity, Michael now leads on the University of Leeds biodiversity programme and is the chair of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Biodiversity Community of Practice.

Michael also provides oversight of our circular economy impacts and supports the team in ensuring our work is as circular as possible and is also a founder of the Yorkshire Circular Lab, which supports communities, government bodies and companies in the transition towards a circular economy.

Before joining the team, Michael worked in a variety of related disciplines including farming, landscaping, forestry, academic research and practical conservation and events management with Cheshire West and Chester Council. He is an alumnus of Mid Cheshire College, Reaseheath College of Agriculture (Wildlife, Game and Rural Leisure Management) and Sheffield Hallam University (BSc Environmental Conservation).