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Sustainability

Leeds Arts Union aims to embed sustainability in everything we do! We provide as many opportunities as possible to educate ourselves and our students, help communities and create positive change.

 

We run regular online and in person campaigns and events around sustainability, from community fairs to our Move Out and Clean Up campaign! To keep an eye on all of the events and campaigns we run check out our Instagram at: @leedsartsunion

 

At Leeds Arts Union we know that sustainability covers a range of topics covered in the SDGs. Every year we have a new roster of societies created and lead by our students. We have societies that are themed around environmental sustainability such as the Conscious Creatives and Plant Society, societies that are centred around the good health and wellbeing of our students such as the self-care society and societies that focus on bringing students together through their shared identities.

 

Within the Executive Committee we have the part-time voluntary role of Sustainability Officer. They lead the Conscious Creatives society and are there to make sure that we are doing everything we can do make a positive impact on our planet. Are you passionate about sustainability and want to join one of our societies that focusses on sustainability? You know the drill!

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SUSTAINABLE 
LIVING 

Although recycling is a great starting point to living a more sustainable lifestyle, there's a whole host of other things that we could do to have a more conscious impact on our environment.

We've even got your very own Leeds Sustainability Map for our top picks for sustainable and ethical shopping and spending.

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THE ANNUAL
SUSTAINABILITY MAP

Although recycling is a great starting point to living a more sustainable lifestyle, there's a whole host of other things that we could do to have a more conscious impact on our environment.

We've even got your very own Leeds Sustainability Map for our top picks for sustainable and ethical shopping and spending.

GREEN IMPACT
AWARD 2023

Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations.

In 2023, the Union signed up to it's fourth year of submission to the Green Impact accreditation scheme and was successfully awarded ‘Excellent’ accreditation for the third year in a row.

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SUSTAINABILITY
AWARD

Now in its fourth year, the University's Sustainability Award recognises innovative and outstanding work that addresses environmental, social and ethical issues with sustainability running clearly through the thinking and approach.

Open to all students, the Sustainability Award for 23/24 will open for submissions soon, check out previous winners below.

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OUR ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT

All Students' Unions have issues where they could make improvements to reduce their negative impacts on the environment and increase their positive impact, such as energy use, procurement, waste production etc.

 

Find out what Leeds Arts Unions' most negative impacts on the planet are and what we're doing to combat them!

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SUSTAINABLE
RESOURCES

Sustainability is one of our key priorities here at Leeds Arts University which is why we’ve put together this resource of local suppliers who share our feelings about shopping responsibly.

 

Each featured provider is committed to providing a planet-saving service, which means that while you’re researching the right materials to support your university career, you’re also supporting our local Leeds community and doing your bit for our collective home - Earth!
 

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