Renewable Energy and Fuel Poverty Debate

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Can renewable energy... reduce poverty? Provide benefits to the local community? Be affordable? Protect our environment? A panel discussion for the Eco-Church Initiative with speakers: Philip Davies, MP for Shipley; Emma Bridge, Community Energy England; Sam Hall, Bright Blue; Andy Stephenson, Narec Distributed Energy

Circular Economy Mapping Week - Yorkshire

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 15:00 to 21:00

This Circular Economy Club (CEC) event will expand your knowledge around circular initiatives taking place in Yorkshire. It is also an opportunity to socialise with other circular economy professionals and brainstorm future projects. Mapping Week Sessions are happening all over the world in February; you can see an introductory video here.

What price air quality in Leeds? A Leeds Civic Trust Seminar

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

Seminar by Leeds Civic Trust, open to all, to hear about and discuss Leeds City Council's Clean Air Zone proposals. Speakers include Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council; Neil Evans, Director of Resources and Housing and Polly Cook, Executive Programme Manager, both Leeds City Council and Dr James Tate, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Chaired by Peg Alexander

Leeds Community-Led Housing Hub Launch

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:00 to 19:00

You are invited to the official launch of Leeds Community Homes' Community-Led Housing Hub on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

31st January is the anniversary of the successful community share issue, which raised £360,000 to build the first affordable, people powered homes.

The event will be hosted at a new space in Leeds which will be the Hub for groups in Leeds City Region who are doing or want to do community led housing projects.

Climate Change: The good, the bad and the ugly

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30

Free public lecture in which Prof. Chris Budd will look at the ways that we try to model the complexity of the climate. He will compare different approaches and will comment on their reliability besides attempting to shed light on the question of whether it is possible to predict the changing climate.

 

Leeds Climate Forum: open consultation on a low carbon strategy for Leeds

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

Leeds Climate Forum is one of the ways in which Leeds Climate Commission will bring people and organisations together to shape Leeds’ transition to a low carbon, climate resilient city. Following the public launch of Leeds Climate Commission on 7th September, the first forum will be an open consultation on the Commission's report, 'A Low Carbon Strategy for Leeds' .

"Recycled heat" project to heat 2000 homes

Leeds Pipes, a new district heating network that will use the waste heat generated from the Cross Green incinerator (the RERF), will bring to one of the most deprived areas of Leeds, with 31 tower blocks benefitting  from cheaper fuel bills, reducing the city's emissions by 22,000 tonnes of CO2. 

Leeds to switch off for Earth Hour

Prominent buildings in Leeds are switching off their lights for Earth Hour on 24 March 8.30pm - 9.30pm. The University of Leeds, Leeds City Council and the ITV studios are all switching off lights in a show of symbolic solidarity for the planet.

First trees planted to protect Leeds from future flooding

The first of thousands of trees has been planted in the upper River Aire catchment area in a bid to prevent "future catastrophic floods" in Leeds. Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, planted the first tree at a pilot site in Gargrave, near Skipton, as part of a natural flood management scheme. See the LeedsLive video and interviews