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A case study - Carnegie Great Outdoors: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Gavin Booth from Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO) talks to Beckett Sustainability about how they have worked to reduce their environmental impact as a service.
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Green Impact 2019 Launch

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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.


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.


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. 


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.

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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.

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.


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.