Sustainability

Both the University and Union take sustainability seriously and are committed to providing as many opportunities to educate ourselves, help our communities and be the change. 

Our dedicated sustainability society, Conscious Creatives, was born out of a lack of responsible and sustainable activity from students with the aim to educate, promote and celebrate sustainable and social responsibility throughout the University. So far, they have brought students together through workshops, exhibitions, action days and collaborative projects. 

The Unions Sustainability Officer leads the Conscious Creatives society and is 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 the Conscious Creatives? You know the drill! 

GREEN IMPACT

AWARD 2020

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

In January 2020, the Union signed up to the Green Impact accreditation scheme. In a relatively short space of time, the Union was successful in achieving of being awarded ‘Good’ accreditation.

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.

NO TIME FOR WASTE CHALLENGE

Environmental charity and all-round sustainability guru's, Hubbub, have teamed up with Tesco to help households cut down their food waste. The results saw an amazing 76% reduction in food waste, saving time, well-earned pennies and even reduced stress!

Want to give it a go yourself? Go ahead and take part in the challenge! 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Nicky Hope, BA Graphic Design

'It’s up to us to make people realise that you aren’t free from this responsibility, especially as artists and designers!’

Meg Ojari, BA Illustration

'I’m not going to make a new alternative to plastic, but I’m going to hopefully help a few people realise what’s happened, and just change their habits and then maybe they’ll tell someone else!'

Kaya Mitchell, BA Filmmaking

“I think that this period of our lives will be crucial in history as it has already started a new wave of ‘conscious creatives’

FINDING YOUR CAUSE

WITH LUCY SCOTT

Hear from recent graduate, Lucy Scott (BA [Hons]  Illustration, 2019), who uses her illustration practice to promote values of wellbeing and inner transformation and encourages positive change across a range of social and environmental issues.

Lucy will guide you through what it means to have a 'cause' and what it takes to find it.

SUSTAINABILITY

AWARD

Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise 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 will launch again in 2021.

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