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Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Hannah Temme

To open the conference, this presentation will consider the mental health of the world’s population, as people awaken to the reality of our future prospects, created by the climate collapse, the greatest threat to life humanity has ever seen.

28/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Suyin Chia

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

28/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Rachael Roberts

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

23/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Leah Earnshaw

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

19/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Kathrin Kloeti

This blog series will introduce all presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

15/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters: Dominic Browning

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

12/08/19

Student Sustainability Conference Meet the Presenters : Jayne Cunningham

This blog series will introduce the presenters for the upcoming Leeds Beckett Student Sustainability Conference. You can find more details and tickets for the conference here https://lbussc2019.eventbrite.co.uk 

06/08/19
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Green Impact 2019 Launch

Join Green Impact 2019!

24/01/19
Try Veganuary This January

Veganuary 2019

Are you joining Veganuary this year? 

04/01/19

Sustainable New Years Resolutions

There are so many ways you can change your habits to improve your sustainable efforts in the new year, even if its something small, its probably having a larger impact than you think. 

19/12/18
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Ethical Gift Purchasing

To Gift or Not To Gift?

07/12/18
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Easy Swtiches: How to go Plastic Free

Since the debut of the BBC's Blue Planet and Drowning in Plastic, many people have pledged to go plastic free, or reduce their consumption. 

13/11/18

How to Make a Semester Less Wasteful

Here are some top tips to reduce the waste you produce in a term

28/09/18
Electronics recycle bin

The Digital Ways to Become More Sustainable

This week, we've collaborated with IT Services to share ways you can be greener at university.

26/09/18
Jason Colbeck on a Bike in front of Rose Bowl

Sustainable Travel @ LBU

 How to travel sustainably at Leeds Beckett University

18/09/18
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Vegan Offerings Expanding @ LBU

In previous years, our SU bars have developed their menus to meet vegans/ vegetarians needs by offering vegan sausages, breakfasts, vegan chilli or even paninis. These have clearly been popular, driving our catering team to add more vegan options to their menus; with a main addition to the hospitality menu.


13/09/18

How to be sustainable student?

With over 70,000 residing in Leeds, students can form up to 10% of the city's population during term-time. This constitutes a significant percentage of people who can influence the trends and habits of a city.

29/08/18

Green Impact so far

Green Impact so far, has been going on very well. We have managed to gather a lot of interest from staff and managed to triple the amount of teams we had.

28/08/18
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Shuttle bus VC Peter Slee sings its praises

Our Vice-Chancellor is a regular user of the staff shuttle bus. Having seen him a couple of times onboard we have asked him to write about his experience using it. Here is what he says. 

23/07/18
Plastic pollution on beach

Plastic Free July - What? Why? How?

This special month, we focus on how we can reduce plastic in our lives. This revolutionary material has allowed us to consume goods (phones, chairs, TVs, amongst many others) at a cheaper price due to its cheap cost and lightweight. However, we have only recently discovered the scale of the negative impacts it has land and in seas. Reducing our footprint is vital to sustain the long-term wildlife of the earth. 

06/07/18

Reuse through Warpit An update

For almost six months now, our university's Sustainability Team has been using the warpit reuse network. 

27/06/18
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Tips for Sustainable Holidays

Ah summer! Skies are blue. Wildflowers everywhere you look. Trips to the beach. Barbecues. Late nights. You name it!  But for many summer equals to holidays. With alarming signs of plastics in the ocean, tourism damaging cultures and travellers producing litter, we should be more conscious of our environmental impact. But don't panic, these simple tips will help you make your holidays more sustainable. 

26/06/18

Clean air day at Leeds Beckett University

21st June was National Clean Air Day. The growing event is a special day when people make a pledge to improve the air quality. Across the UK, many positive actions were taken to encourage taking steps towards making air cleaner.

22/06/18

Highlights from the Food Waste documentary, Just Eat It

This month on the 14th June, we invited the general public to watch a not-enough-talked-about film documentary called Just Eat It (not to be confused with this monstrosity). 

20/06/18
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5th June - World Environment Day

Today is Tuesday 5th June and it is World Environment Day! This year, the focus is on plastic pollution. Many of us have seen the Planet Earth 2 which exposed that particular issue to the general public. Thanks to the great Sir David Attenborough's documentary series attracting millions of viewers across the UK and the world, this allowed the highlighting of the issue.

05/06/18
Deb Chapman by the canal

Stepping out with CLT Centre for Learning and Teaching Step Challenge 2018

"It certainly pays off. After a recent bone density scan earlier this year I was told that I had excellent bones and I was better than 95% of people my age (58). All those years of walking have paid off."

25/05/18
 Deb Chapman

Its National Clean Air Day on the 21st June

Leeds is one of six cities in the UK that will not be compliant with EU nitrogen dioxide targets by 2020 unless action is taken. Leeds City Council are proposing the introduction of a clean air zone but there are things everyone can do to make a difference.

21/05/18

Spring Clean Week (4th - 8th June)

Between the 4th to 8th June, we will be having the first official Spring Clean Week in our university. The idea did spring out after presenting some of the new changes in the new toolkit at the Green Impact relaunch. 

18/05/18

Staff business travel by bike

Shout-out to all staff: spring is here and you can still borrow our bikes to commute between campuses. Our aim is to, of course, reduce single-car occupancy travel. Having the shuttle bus has helped a lot in tackling this issue but now things are getting greener.

11/05/18

Green Impact relaunch

Over the past two days (18th & 19th April), we (Sustainability Team) hosted the Green Impact Relaunch event, at City and Headingley respectively. We had a slightly different programme on both days but the turnout was impressive.

20/04/18
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Green Impact 2017 report - Leeds Beckett University

We have just received our Green Impact 2017 report. It highlights the engagement of teams who have made positive changes in their workplace.

12/04/18
Katie Langford holding green impact certificate

Environmental Hero 2017: Q&A with Katie Langford

Katie is the IT Communication Business Support Officer in IT Services. She moved to Leeds in 2014 with her partner so he could attend Leeds Beckett as a Game Design student. She joined the University around the same time and enjoyed the culture and community so much she pursued a Master’s in Media which she was awarded this year. Katie loves all forms of media, playing video games, reading books and going to the movies. She is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts but has fallen in love with Yorkshire and Leeds and feels like a real Northerner.

11/04/18

Student Travel Survey results

Back in March, we undertook a university-wide travel survey targeting staff and students. 

02/04/18

Staff Travel Survey results

Back in March, we undertook a university-wide travel survey targeting staff and students. 

02/04/18

Bird Watch Walk

As a nice end to the Easter week before Good Friday, we held a Bird Watch Walk co-organised with colleagues from Grounds Maintenance Team. Held in the woods surrounding Headingley Campus and Beckett Park, we kicked off just after noon. Armed with some RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch sheets, some crayons and motivation, we were very excited.

29/03/18
The chart shows the proportion of students using each of the two shuttle services. A much larger proportion of students are using the Kirkstall Brewery service.

Student Shuttle bus survey results

The chart below shows the proportion of students using each of the two shuttle services. A much larger proportion of students are using the Kirkstall Brewery service.

27/03/18
Travel Options Week

Travel Options Week

Travel Options Week was a real success and staff and students from different areas of the university came along. Several actors of the transport sector had stalls to talk about and promote their travel services. We hope that you have enjoyed it and that it has inspired you to think about your commute and about how you can make it more efficient.

27/03/18
Green Impact Awards dinner

Green Impact Awards dinner

As a great end to the Green Impact season 2016-2017, we held an Awards dinner. The location was a fantastic event venue called Aspire, in Leeds City Centre.

15/03/18
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First claim on Warpit Reuse Network! Woohoo!

This Wednesday, we have reached a milestone in our recycling history. As many of you know, we have rolled Warpit for a few weeks now and we are still in the process of getting people to add items and then claim them.

08/03/18
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