Student blogs: Tami shares her involvement with sustainability at the university


“Hi,I’m Tami Pein a first year Environment and Business student. I chose to study at Leeds because of the fantastic Earth and Environment Department and all the great opportunities to get involved in environmental ventures at the University. My first year so far has definitely exceeded all expectations. I was voted Course Rep and Green Coordinator of my residences, Central Village. As Green Coordinator I am able to implement ‘sustainability initiatives’ such as promoting new compost schemes, encouraging recycling and running my own healthy lifestyle events.

Event organising has been a great way to promote greener, healthier lifestyles for students; yoga and raw vegan cooking classes to name just a few! I volunteer with Green Action Society; working in their food coop eco-shop in the union and weather permitting, gardening in their allotments in Woodhouse Moor. Bardon Grange has been a fantastic platform for me to get involved in green activities on campus! Recently I ran a seed bomb making workshop with Bardon Grange project to sustainably recycle old seeds. It was fun, messy and hands on, I really enjoyed running the workshop and I hope to do more in the future. After Easter I plan to run more yoga events, healthy cooking classes, natural art workshops and get involved with the University of Leeds Sustainability Service!”