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COP26 Sustainability Engagement Day at Leeds University Union

Highlights 2021-2022


Head down to Leeds University Union on Thursday 11th November for a day of engaging in all things sustainability! 

COP26 is in full flow, and whilst world leaders and our own Leeds researchers explore, debate and agree how to take global action on climate change, you might be wondering how you can get involved yourself.  We've teamed up with LUU and the Priestley Centre to host a COP26 and sustainability engagement day at Leeds University Union.

Between 11am and 4pm on the 11th November the Riley Smith Hall will host a clothes swap and sustainability fair.

Visit the clothing Swap Shop held by News to Reuse, to cop some new (to you!) threads and help cut down on waste from fashion.  You can drop good quality, unwanted clothing at Union Square in Leeds University Union from 8th - 10th November between 11am and 1pm, or just take part on the day.

You can chat to climate scientists from the Priestley Centre and ask them anything you ever wanted to know about climate change, find out more about the University's green societies and local organisations helping take positive action on the environment, and meet the University of Leeds Sustainability Service to learn about sustainability initiatives at the University.

From 5:30pm - 7pm we have an exclusive film screening of ‘Youth are Leading: The Ripple Effect’ over in Pyramid Theatre, fresh from its premiere at COP26 in Glasgow.

Supported by a team from the University of Leeds, the film has been created by young people in the UK and South Africa, showcasing the ways climate change is impacting  them. The screening will be followed by a fun yet informative panel discussion exploring the making of the film, climate change, COP 26 and sustainability - excellent food for thought whether you’re a climate expert or someone simply looking to ease their eco anxiety!  Booking is not required but places will be first come, first served.

To find out more about the event, or if you are a society or organisation who would like to take part, contact