Global Goals week,  strives aims to drive progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015 these goals were set and hope to be achieved by 2030.

As well as improving sustainability through improved engagement, Leeds Beckett has commitment in addressing developmental challenges facing the world, by working across academic disciplines. 
We work closely with NUS to undertake work with staff members and students, to ultimately address the Global Goals.

Below, I've outlined some of the Global Goals, and how they relate to the university and local community directly; developing our current strategies will help to address the goals further.

Goals:

3. Good Health and Wellbeing: promoting healthy lifestyles, preventive measures and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.
Vegan Lifestyles are becoming increasingly popular due to their associations with health benefits, as well as being an easily accessible diet across the world. With this growing popularity, Leeds Beckett catering team has introduced many new vegan options across both campuses.
We'd love to hear your feedback on our vegan offerings across campus! Contact us on social media or email us. 

7. Affordable and Clean Energy: ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
"Renewable energy solutions are becoming cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day".
The university buys all of its  electrical energy from renewable sources. We are connecting to the Leeds Pipes district heating Scheme and generate some of our energy from our own photovoltaic  arrays (solar panels) across campus.

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities: make cities and human settlements safer, more resilient and sustainable. 
A major aspect of this goal is to have affordable and sustainable transport systems. A main project Transport of the North are working towards is to develop current lines and create new links, called the Northern Powerhouse Rail. This development will evolve rail connectivity between major northern cities, offering faster, more frequent and reliable links. This will also create new opportunities for citizens and businesses. Northern Powerhouse Rail

You can help achieve this goal, and others, whilst reducing emissions and creating a sustainable campus, by hiring a bike this semester. 

 

Beckett Bear on Bike outside James Graham

 

13. Climate Action: take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. 
In order to achieve this, we need to educate citizens by raising awareness and how their waste can be reduced, and the impacts that will have. Our staff engagement with our Green Impact programme  boosts education and implementation in the workplace as well as at home.


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