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Sustainable Labs programme reaches new milestone 

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The Sustainable Labs programme has reached an important milestone, with 50 labs from 11 different schools and four faculties now signed up to the LEAF framework for implementing sustainability initiatives.  Newly certified labs included the first labs within the School of Medicine and the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCaPE) to achieve LEAF certification. ...

Conferences and Events join the Blueprint community 

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The University of Leeds Conferences and Events team have officially joined the Blueprint programme to drive forward sustainability initiatives across their venues, events, and operations.  The team coordinates conferences and events both internally at the University of Leeds and for external clients, with events taking place across the University campus as well as at a...

University of Leeds collaborates on good practice guide for community engaged learning 

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The University of Leeds has collaborated with Yorkshire Universities in a UPP Foundation (University Partnerships Programme) funded programme, to publish a good practice guide for community engaged learning.  The guide highlights how universities across Yorkshire are working with community partners to create valuable ‘service learning’ and sustainability opportunities for their students. The guide showcases the...

2024 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings announced

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The University of Leeds has been ranked 52nd globally for its contribution towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024 published on 12 June 2024. With almost 2,000 participating universities in more than 100 countries, the University achieved an overall score of 91.7% for its contribution to...

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...

Student Sustainability Research Conference collaborates on London-Leeds exchange 

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The 2024 Student Sustainability Research Conference kicks off on Wednesday 6 March, with students from across Yorkshire travelling to the University of Leeds to take part. But three of our conference presenters have already given a sneak preview of their research at the London Sustainability research Conference led by City, University of London and hosted...

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...