Climate Week 2023 is taking place between Monday 27 – Friday 31 March and there’s lots of ways for you to get involved.
Led by LUU, Climate Week aims to inspire students to take action and make changes to become more sustainable. Whether it’s learning more about climate change, attending different events or making small changes to your lifestyle, there are many ways you can contribute to sustainability at the University.
This year’s themes are Sustainability for Everyone and Sustainability and Intersectional Justice.
Sustainability Service events
Throughout the week, the Sustainability Service is hosting a range of events in collaboration with LUU and other organisations. You can find a full calendar of LUU’s Climate Week events on Engage.
Tuesday 28 - Student Sustainability Research Conference 2023 Poster Exhibition
The annual University of Leeds Student Sustainability Research Conference allows students at all levels and across all disciplines to showcase their sustainability-themed research, projects, performances and installations. It is a great opportunity to learn from others and to get inspiration and ideas for your own research projects.
Join us in Parkinson Court for the academic poster exhibition, which is open to all from 10am-4pm.
Wednesday 29 - Community Litter Pick
Come and join us at 10:30am for a litter pick of the Hyde Park community. We'll end the litter pick with a complimentary light lunch and drink at Terrace in LUU. Let’s make our community one to be proud of and get some fresh air and exercise at the same time!
Everyone is welcome, all ages and we are flexible if you can’t make the full 90 minutes. Litter pickers, gloves and bags are provided but please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
Wednesday 29 - Leeds in Action Fair
Come and say hello to the Sustainability Service on our stall at the Leeds in Action fair! We'll be in Union Square between 11am-4pm along with a variety of other Leeds-based organisations who are doing incredible work on sustainable and social action.
Come along to find out more about our work, learn about opportunities to support or get involved, and leave a lasting positive impact during your time at Leeds! Plus, find out how you could receive a £5 voucher for LUU cafes and outlets if you attend!
Wednesday 29 - Loops for Stagnation, Digital Climate Installation, Gabi Kiryluk
How does your movement impact “the Loop”? Can you predict how the Loop reacts? Can you control it?
You're invited to explore your relationship with the climate and the connection with it through movement. This is a space for you to share your thoughts and make suggestions about how we should meaningfully communicate and talk about the climate as part of Gabi's Living Lab research project.
Visit and interact with the kinetic installation in the Pyramid Theatre between 12-4pm.
Some students may be invited to take part in a research project – semi-formal interviews will be conducted following the interaction with the installation. Please note: This installation may not be suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy.
Wednesday 29 - Clothes Swap Shop
Swap shops are where people could exchange their ‘unwanted’ clothes for ‘new’ items, aiming to reduce the amount of waste disposed and resources for production of new clothes.
The event is open to members of the public, including students and staff of all sizes. We will have a selection of good-quality, second-hand clothes for you to browse and take free of charge - you don’t have to bring clothes to swap to take clothes for yourself! Find out more about which items are accepted.
Sustainable Garden Workshops
Join us for one of two workshops in the Sustainable Garden which are intended to help you develop new gardening skills, learn about plants, and gain new knowledge on growing your own food!
- Thursday 30, 1-2:30pm - Sustainable Garden workshop
- Friday 31, time TBC - Wellbeing themed session
The workshops are open to staff, students and members of the community and you will be given a short safety briefing at the beginning of each session. All tools are provided but don't forget to dress appropriately for the weather!
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our work on Student Citizenship links to all of the SDGs.
Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.