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Post Category: Green Impact

Below is a list of all posts in the category Green Impact.

No Lift Day

Monday, 13 April 2015

On Tuesday 21st April 2015, the ‘Green Impact’ team at the Lifelong Learning Centre is going to suggest that people in the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff building (where we are based) think about using the stairs instead of the lift for the entire day. We are working with other ‘Green Impact’ teams in the building in order to see if we can encourage more members of staff to take part. The obvious problem with this project is that it is not inclusive towards people who may not be able to take the stairs. We recognise this and do not...

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Route 50 Coast to Coast Challenge

Monday, 30 September 2013

Now that the Lifelong Learning Centre’s Green Impact Team is increasing in numbers we are all very keen to make a difference in the process of going for the gold award. This includes getting colleagues and students interested and excited about reducing our carbon footprint. The Team had the idea to go for a ‘green’ themed world record, and came up with the Route 50 Coast to Coast Challenge. Over the course of an academic year (30 September 2013 to 31 August 2014) the Lifelong Learning Centre will attempt to virtually travel from the east to west coast of America...

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Bats at the University

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Green Impact Silver Award
The Lifelong Learning Centre’s Green Impact Team recently attended an informative evening session on bats at the University of Leeds led by Maggie Brown, from the West Yorkshire Bat Group. Bats are an important part of the ecosystem and are fantastic indictors of a healthy environment. The session included a walk through campus highlighting the areas that could easily be improved for bat roosting, hibernation and feeding. The evening provided the Green Impact Team with an opportunity to learn about the bats at the University (the University of Leeds is one of three universities leading the way in innovative bat...

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Sustainability at the University

Friday, 13 September 2013

As shown in previous blog posts about our Green Impact activities the Lifelong Learning Centre is extremely committed to activities to encourage sustainability. So of course we were really excited to attend a recent focus group considering what a sustainable university would look like from the perspective of staff, suppliers and students. These focus groups are part of the development of a sustainability strategy for the University. The focus group was very interesting; topics discussed included staff working patterns, the culture at Leeds, commuting, partnerships with the local community, collaboration with universities abroad in terms...

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Greening the LLC

Monday, 12 August 2013

Encouraged by the NUS Green Impact scheme, members of the Lifelong Learning Centre recently took part in a successful (and enjoyable!) food swap. Green Impact helps departments to reduce waste and energy consumption, increase biodiversity on campus, and raise awareness of sustainability amongst both staff and students, and a food swap is a great way to reduce wasted food. The process is very simple - unwanted food is brought in and wanted food is taken home. For example, after an ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful attempt at baking I had a store of ingredients which I knew...

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