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Head down to Leeds University Union on Thursday 11th November for a day of engaging in all things sustainability!  COP26 is in full flow, and whilst world leaders and our own Leeds researchers explore, debate and agree how to take global action on climate change, you might be wondering how you can get involved yourself. …
Final works have begun on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme at the University of Leeds’ Brownlee Triathlon Centre, ahead of its official launch in spring 2022. The scheme is an urban pilot site in collaboration with the Environment Agency and Leeds City Council. It is designed to help make Leeds more resilient to climate change…
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,…
The University of Leeds has been recognised for its unique approach to transferability and interdisciplinary collaboration. At the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Awards 2021 the Urban Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, part of the Leeds Living Lab, received the Partnerships for Progress Award. The award recognises how the programme brings together an interdisciplinary group of staff…
Food waste is a global challenge and the University of Leeds aims to lead the way in innovative approaches to reducing waste from our catering, cafes and restaurants. The idea for the Food Waste Living Lab came about through plans for the University to have its own anaerobic digester on-site back in 2014. Sadly, this…
The Living Lab for Air Quality began in November 2017, with the aim of building our knowledge of air quality and pollution on campus to shape action that drives improvements to our environment and to the health of our students, staff, and community. Findings from the Living Lab have been used to inform decision making…
The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the health, wellbeing and prosperity of our local communities. We’re inviting University, third sector and civic colleagues to join us at a workshop to explore the main challenges communities face post-Covid, discuss the existing examples of effective partnerships, and identify the ways in which we can work together to…
The past two years have been an exciting time for Sustainability at the University of Leeds, and the progress made has been highlighted in the latest Sustainability Report. In 2020, the University was recognised globally for its holistic approach to sustainability by achieving joint third in the UK and joint 11th globally in the Times…
The University of Leeds have joined the ‘Hedgehog Friendly Campus’ scheme. The scheme is a national programme that is funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. It raises awareness of hedgehogs in urban settings and offers practical steps, training and support for Universities to improve their habitats.  The programme has an annual submission and depending…