Wouldn't it be great if everyone worked together to make the world a little greener?

If you'd like to do your bit then Leeds Arts Union has plenty of opportunities for you to help out. 

Leeds Arts Union's dedicated team of student environmentalists have been working hard to encourage all students and staff at LAU to be a little greener. 

GET INVOLVED!

We take sustainability seriously! There's plenty of ways to get involved in and off campus.

The Conscious Creatives society was born out of a lack of responsible and sustainable activity from students at Leeds Arts University.  With the aim to educate, promote and celebrate sustainable and social responsibility throughout the University. 

 

So far, they have brought students together through workshops and exhibitions as well as action days and collaborative projects. 

Conscious Creatives are always looking for new members so be on the look-out for their meeting.

 

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SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2020

Leeds Arts University recognises the importance of embedding sustainability within its practices, both operationally and educationally.

 

We operate within the University Sustainability Framework, which helps educate our students about long-term, cultural, economic and environmental health and vitality, together with the importance of linking social, financial, and environmental well-being.

 

Sustainability Award:

 

This award is open to all current students studying at Leeds Arts University.

 

The award recognises innovative and outstanding work that addresses environmental, social and ethical issues with sustainability running clearly through the thinking and approach.

 

To be considered for the award students need to submit a piece of work, based on their interpretation of “sustainability”, that reflects the aims identified in the University sustainability framework.

 

Students should address how they have arrived at their solution.

  • What is the issue?

  • Why is it important?

  • How will their work influence new thinking?

  • How does the work address sustainability and, specifically, which of the three pillars (social, economic and environmental) are addressed, and how?

The prizes for winning entries are:

  • 1st Prize - £250 (HE & FE)

  • Runner up - £125 (HE x2 & FE x2)

The deadline is Monday 11th May at 9am.

You can take sustainability to the next level and bag yourself a piece of LAU history! Save the planet and save some cash one cup at a time!

 

DESIGN BY NATURE

ECO WARRIORS & SUSTAINABILITY SOLDIERS, WE NEED YOU!

Do you want the opportunity to work on real living briefs which challenge you to tackle environmental issues affecting day-to-day life?

Run by Hubbub, 'Design By Nature' is celebrating design and helping to bring the most insight-led, disruptive, collaborative and experimental ideas to life.

If successful there's the opportunity to:

  • Have your idea brought to life through seed funding or pilot ideas in a Hubbub campaign!

  • Be celebrated on social media and be featured in a zine or design by nature exhibition!

The closing date is the 25th May 2020 so you have bags (♻️the recyclable type of course♻️) of time to get your ideas down!

Hit the button below for the briefs and GOOD LUCK!

SUSTAINABLE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Our students are all sustainability savvy! We love to do sit-downs with our students and find out what makes them tick. Why not check out our sustainable student spotlight! Is your practice sustainable - get in touch and maybe you can be featured!

 

GREEN GUIDE

GREEN GUIDE

“As a newcomer to Leeds, it has taken me some time to find out about all of the wonderful places that make it possible to shop & eat more sustainable in Leeds. I hope that this online directory along with the film Green Guide Leeds will help to spread the word about the growing environmentally-conscious community in Leeds.”

Mai Brightling, Communications Officer

student.union@leeds-art.ac.uk

0113 202 8296

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