On Wednesday 12th June, the University hosted the Annual Sustainability Awards 2019 to celebrate the incredible work our staff and students do to create positive changes across campus and further afield. Our staff and students have helped us create a university that embeds sustainability through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation.
There are eight awards categories, each covering a different aspect of the broad spectrum of Sustainability at the University of Leeds. The first four awards are based on the themes from our Sustainability Strategy. We then have the Sustainable Purchasing Award and, new this year, the Single Out Award given to those going above and beyond to support the #2023PlasticFree Pledge. The last two awards are our student-only awards.
A final congratulations should go to our very own James McKay for being runner up in the Building Knowledge and Capacity award for his dedication to teaching colleagues and school children about climate change through a wide range of methods – a great achievement and well done! The School also achieved a working towards Blueprint award for efforts at creating a Blueprint strategy (James, pictured below left collecting the award from Dennis Hopper, Director of Campus Development).