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Leeds City Bikes Scheme Lands on Campus 

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A fleet of electric bikes has arrived on the University of Leeds campus as part of the Leeds City Bikes scheme, supported by the Sustainable Travel principle of the University Climate Plan.  The distinctive yellow and grey electric bikes are available to hire by the minute through an app. They are designed to help more...

Work begins on University’s Net Zero Delivery Plan 

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Work has begun this week on two projects that contribute towards the ‘delivering net zero’ principle of the University of Leeds Climate Plan.  On campus, test drilling has commenced to explore the potential to use geothermal heat to contribute to our heating requirements, whilst at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre in north Leeds, work has commenced...

Sustainable Labs On Tour

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The Sustainable Labs programme is launching a roadshow tour of campus in January and February 2024 to promote engagement with sustainability in labs across the University. Staff involved with work in laboratories are invited to meet the Sustainable Labs team to find out how they can make a difference in 2024 - reducing their environmental...

2023-24 People and Planet University League Table Released

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The annual People & Planet University League for 2023-24 has been released, with the University of Leeds achieving a 2:1 classification.   The University moved up ten places from last year to be ranked 39th overall.  People & Planet is the UK's largest student campaigning organisation. Its annual People & Planet University League ranks 151 UK universities...

Switch off and save energy for Christmas

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This year’s University closure period runs from Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024, inclusive.  Alongside the University's Estates and Energy teams, we're encouraging staff to help us save energy by switching off when leaving for the Christmas period.  Thanks to the efforts of staff and students the 2022 Switch Off campaign reduced...

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...

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 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...