Is the rigour and robustness of the Passivhaus Standard a step too far, and how do we pick up the pace to deliver solutions fast enough? A chance to debate all this and more in Leeds on 13 November at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2018 - early bird tickets now available at https://ukphc.org.uk/tickets
The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023.
Single-use plastic items are designed to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.
The campaign, Single Out: 2023PlasticFree, crucially commits the University and Union to phase out single-use plastic across the board, not just in catering and office spaces.
Over 100 people packed out Leeds Civic Hall for Climate Question Time, a keynote event in the north for Green GB Week (15-19 October 2018).
The event, hosted by Leeds Climate Commission with the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, was held in the council chamber on Tuesday 16 October.
In a time of austerity and uncertainty, collaborative working is crucial in delivering positive change at national and local levels. The Industrial Strategy, through its use of 5 foundations of productivity – ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places, aims to foster collaborations between business, academia, the public sector and civil society to deliver this transformational change across the UK.
Leeds City Council have begun to replace more than 50 of their existing fleet with cleaner, greener electric vehicles.
The 51 new zero-emission Nissan vans mean that the council will have 95 electric vehicles (EVs) in total—more than any other local authority in the country at present.
“In Leeds we are fully committed to creating a low carbon, climate resilient city, and the Leeds Climate Commission takes us another step closer to this."
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council