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The University of Leeds has appointed consultants Shared Future to run a “citizen’s jury” through which staff and students will recommend how the University’s business travel policy should support our net zero emissions target.  The Sustainable Travel principle of the University’s Climate Plan aims to reduce travel emissions by 50% from pre-Covid levels as part…
An innovative project developed by a Leeds student has won a prestigious national competition designed to accelerate the path to net zero across UK universities and colleges.  The idea, developed by PhD student Seb Stroud, was selected as one of five winners.  Launched to mark the The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the competition invited students from…
The University of Leeds is developing plans for one of the most significant woodland creation projects in the north of England, which would increase biodiversity, provide research and teaching opportunities and capture carbon as part of the University’s Climate Plan. The project would contribute to the White Rose Forest initiative which aims to plant 7…
Blueprint teams at the School of Food Science and Nutrition and Residential Services have progressed to the next stage of their Blueprint journeys following the latest round of annual reviews. The School of Food Sciences & Nutrition began their plan in 2020 and have now achieved ‘Change Maker’ standard.  Residential Services, who were early adopters…
As part of the #2023PlasticFree pledge we’re bringing the Big Plastic Count to Leeds from Monday 16 May. Get ready, get set, go – let’s get counting single use plastics together!   We’re working to eliminate single use plastic items from University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) operations as part of our #2023PlasticFree…
Do you have an idea that can address climate change at the University of Leeds? Take part in the Climate Plan Student Challenge!   What is the Climate Plan Student Challenge? The University of Leeds Climate Plan sets out how the University will play a part in the global efforts to tackle the climate crisis,…
Applications to present at the University of Leeds Annual  Student Sustainability Research Conference 2022 are NOW OPEN to all University of Leeds students!   The virtual conference will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022 and will bring together students, staff, businesses, and members of the public to experience a diverse range of student research reflecting the…
The Sustainability service will be involved in lots of events during LUU’s Climate Week, and you’re all invited to join us! Climate Week 2022 takes place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th March at Leeds University Union.  It focuses on themes of climate justice, climate education and eco-anxiety, and is a great opportunity to learn,…
Apply by 31st March 2022 for one of two exciting internship opportunities within the University of Leeds Sustainability service. Our interns make a real difference at the University.  They support on important sustainability projects that include student and community engagement, biodiversity, our Blueprint programme, sustainable labs and the delivery of the University Climate Plan.  As…