Summer Solstice Party

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 18:00 to 23:00

An opportunity for people involved in Open Source Art's diverse projects to get together to celebrate their achievements on the summer solstice. The dancers can meet the carpenters and the ecologists can meet the chefs and the riverfly monitors can meet the double bass players and the project managers can meet the costume designers etc and community and collaboration can blossom!

Financing for Society: Local Authority training workshop

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

A major barrier to local authorities capitalising upon new models of investment-based crowdfunding for the public sector is under capacity. A new training event for Local Authorities tackles this.

Help Leeds to become a city that #LeedsByExample

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

Environmental charity Hubbub, along with Zero Waste Leeds and Leeds City Council, would like to invite you to help us solve some of the big waste challenges facing Leeds.

Are you an academic, student or involved in education in Leeds?  We're calling on your brilliant brainpower, expertise and ideas at this half-day hackathon workshop. Whether you work in communications, data, education, facilities or sustainability, we’d love a few hours of your time so together we can think about opportunities and solutions to some of the waste challenges we face.

What's your carbon lifestyle?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00

Join Dr. Milena Buchs from the Priestley International Centre for Climate (University of Leeds) to find out how you can shrink your environmental footprint in ways that will benefit you, your family and the planet.

This talk is jointly presented with Leeds Climate Commission.

Free event for adults. Book your place here.


Business Breakfast: City Waste Strategy

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 08:00 to 09:30

A breakfast briefing for members of the business community in Leeds (organisations with 50+ employees) that will provide an opportunity to contribute to shaping the City’s new Waste Strategy, 

Join Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, and James Rogers, Director of Communities and Environment, to share your perspective on waste and recycling in the city, explore the challenges businesses face and establish what influences business owners have to take advantage of money saving opportunities.

Business capacity building on developing and securing finance for low carbon energy projects

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 15:00 to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 18:00

Leeds Climate Commission is running a capacity building programme of workshops to help Leeds organisations secure investment in energy efficiency and low carbon projects. The free programme is for medium sized businesses (ca. 50-250 employees) and will run from March to June. 

Raising Ambition: Exploring zero carbon, socially-just transitions in Britain, Yorkshire and the Kirkstall Valley

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Join us to address the question, "How can we learn together and share knowledge between communities, businesses, education and agencies to develop Kirkstall Valley into a leading light for climate and community sustainability by prototyping, exploring and creating our best future together?" Half the places will be reserved for residents

Board level briefing: developing and securing finance for low carbon energy projects’

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 08:00 to 09:00

A board level briefing for medium-sized commercial or industrial Leeds-based organisations that are interested in carrying out cost-effective energy saving and small-scale renewable projects. This event explains the benefits of low carbon projects and introduces our series of free monthly capacity building workshops to help develop business cases and get projects "investor ready".

Community led housing for Abbey Mills

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00


Kirkstall Valley Development Trust would like to develop over 55s social housing at Abbey Mills, the empty mill next to the Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park that is owned by the Council. The housing would be in the two thirds of the mill that is not earmarked for the community hub (central and lower blocks) and would be a low car use scheme.  An application for a Homes England grant will be submitted at the end of January to work up the scheme.