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Making moves in sustainable fashion with Scope

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In an exciting collaboration with Scope, the leading disability equality charity, we're making moves in sustainable fashion. Over the past two months, more than 30 dedicated volunteers, including students, staff, and local community members, have come together to contribute to this transformative project.  Together with Scope's retail team, we've transformed donated clothes into a unique...

Fighting Food Waste and Supporting the Community  

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The Sustainability Service has launched a new community pantry in collaboration with local community arts venue Left Bank. Situated at Left Bank on Cardigan Road, the community pantry is accessible to anyone to donate and collect surplus food. The project aims to promote sustainable behaviours around food consumption whilst helping people to save money, lower...

Moving out campaign supports local community

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Items donated by students during the recent tenancy changeover period in inner north West Leeds have benefitted local organisations and charities across the area.  In June, a total of 924 bags of donations were collected, split between blue bag doorstep collections and British Heart Foundation donation banks across the area. 332 people made use of...

Supporting students moving out during the tenancy changeover period

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We’ve partnered up with Leeds Beckett University, Unipol and Leeds City Council to support students and reduce any negative social and environmental impacts during the tenancy changeover period.  The initiative aims to educate students on more sustainable waste sorting behaviours such as donating unwanted items, recycling where possible and disposing of waste correctly.   This is...

The Halls to Homes 2023 Campaign

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As part of the University’s Student Citizenship programme, the Sustainability Service, in conjunction with Residences, have launched the 2023 Halls to Homes initiative. This is aimed at first year students living in managed accommodation who are about to move out into privately rented accommodation in the community.   What is Halls to Homes? Moving into...

Enter our community mural competition

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As part of the celebrations for Leeds 2023 arts and culture festival, the Sustainability Service is running a community mural competition to find the best designs by student artists for three murals across the city.  The artworks will be centered around the themes of sustainability and community. Submitting your design All submissions for the briefs...

Community Ambassadors visit local areas

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As part of our Welcome to Leeds campaign, Community Ambassadors have been visiting households in the local area popular with our students.  The team of ambassadors have been knocking on doors to offer advice and provide support to students around independent living, respecting the local community and staying safe.  Students have also been given copies...

Student 'Good to Give' donations benefit local community

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A new Good to Give programme collected 480 bags of goods during the student tenancy changeover period for the benefit of the local community. The Sustainability Service worked in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University to pilot the new programme for the 2022 student tenancy changeover period. Good to Give is aimed at reducing waste and...

Litter Picking in Hyde Park

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A team of 21 volunteers spent last Wednesday afternoon clearing 17 bags of litter from Woodhouse Moor and the surrounding streets. The litter pick event was organised by the University of Leeds Sustainability service as part of the University’s Fresh Start Festival. It was the first of a series of monthly litter picks aimed at...

Leeds Repair Café comes to the University of Leeds campus

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In a collaborative effort between the University of Leeds Sustainability Service, Yorkshire Circular Lab, and Leeds University Union, the Leeds Repair Café is coming to the University campus on Saturday 16th October. Started in 2016, the Leeds Repair Café is part of an international movement that encourages people to repair items that would otherwise go to waste,...