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Success at the 2023 Green Gown Awards

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We are thrilled that the University of Leeds has been recognised with four nominations and two prestigious awards at the 2023 Green Gown Awards.. The awards are a celebration of sustainability excellence in higher education run by EAUC, the Alliance for Sustainability in Higher Education, and the winners were announced at a ceremony in Liverpool...

Net Zero - From Ambition to Action

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As part of the University’s ambitious Climate Plan, agreed in 2021, the University of Leeds has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. With the rapid escalation of the climate crisis, taking action is necessary and urgent. We have now shared our plan to deliver a net zero estate, marking the latest development...

Bring joy through giving this winter

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This winter the Sustainability Service, Be Curious team and Leeds University Union are teaming up with Zero Waste Leeds and Child Friendly Leeds to support families and communities across the city.   Between Monday 27 November and Friday 1 December you’ll find a pop-up donation point in Parkinson building, collecting items for both the Zero Waste...

200 Bikes Hired from the Bike Hub in Just 1 Month!

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Bikes, bikes... and more bikes! From maintenance, to advice, to hiring, our Bike Hub has it all and over September & October alone there were 559 visits to the Hub! In just 4 weeks, exactly 200 bikes have been hired out and its great to see so many students and staff engaged in active travel,...

Applications Open for the Student Sustainability Research Conference 2024

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Applications for The University of Leeds annual Student Sustainability Research Conference are open to students across all levels and disciplines from the twelve member institutions of Yorkshire Universities. The conference presents the opportunity for students to be inspired, share their sustainability-related research, and learn from their peers from across the region in a professional conference...

New Repair Café to launch at Makerspace

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Have you ever thrown something out because it’s broken? Or maybe you have a box full of broken tech gathering dust? Perhaps your favourite pair of jeans has an awkward rip down the backside?  Have you ever wanted to repair it but not known how? A new Repair Café for campus On Friday 3 November, the...

Community Ambassadors on Your Doorstep

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Leeds is a brilliant, vibrant city that’s home to a multitude of diverse communities and is a great place to call home. But living independently also brings new challenges and questions!  As part of our annual Welcome to Leeds campaign, our community ambassadors are knocking on doors in areas of Leeds that are popular with students to...

New Sustainability and Climate Change Course Launched

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A new introductory sustainability and climate change course has been launched for all students and staff at the University of Leeds, helping them to get started with understanding some of the biggest challenges facing society.  Developed as part of the Sustainable Curriculum principle of the University’s Climate Plan, the course is available on Minerva and...

Apply to be a Student Sustainability Architect

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Applications to be a Student Sustainability Architect are now open until Wednesday 4 October. These part-time paid positions give you the opportunity to work with the Sustainability Service to deliver a sustainability project that aligns with the University’s strategic objectives.  What does the role entail? Student Sustainability Architects are flexible roles where you will work...