2021 Environment Campaign

10th - 28th May 2021

With a climate emergency being declared in many countries around the world and the environment at the top of many political agendas we are really excited to announce our 2021 Environment Campaign from 10th - 28th May.

Join us for 3 weeks of workshops, presentations, debates and activities.


All events will take place online. To register for an event please use the links below. You will be taken to a hangout group where information about the event and the link to join the live event will be posted. 

Links to the calls for Week 2 have now been added, please don't use them until the sessions are due to start.


Week 2 17th - 21st May

We will be exploring the ways in which we can all affect a positive change at a local level to reduce our impact on the environment and global climate change.

THE BIG GREEN DEBATE @ 16:00 Thursday 20th May

'Should the College go MEAT FREE?'




Can we farm meat sustainably?

Is that accessible to all students?

Should there be more plant-based options?

How do you feel eating only plant-based in college?

Come along to hear Patrick Holden the CEO of the The Sustainable Food Trust and Adam Smith founder and co-director of The Real Junk Food Project discuss these topics and have a chance to share your views on this interesting topic.

Patrick Holden CBE is the founder and chief executive of The Sustainable Food Trust, an organisation founded in 2021 and working internationally to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems. He has almost 50 years of farming experience and was awarded a CBE for services to organic farming in 2005.

Adam is a founder and co-director of the visionary, multi-award-winning, global intiative: The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP). Set up in December 20213 to distribute surplus food to individiauls, cafes, schools and community groups. The project's aim was to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill. The pioneering movement's manifesto is to: Feed bellies, not bins.

To find out more about each of the speakers before the event check out the following TED talks:

Making our Food Safe & Sustainable - Patrick Holden at TEDxExeter

Let's REALLY Feed the World | Adam Smith | TEDxWarwick

To register for the event please click here

To join the call please use this video call link @ 4pm https://meet.google.com/jhe-kgmv-ihn


Week 3 24th - 28th May

During the final week we will be looking at the ways in which we can make a positive impact on a more national and international level through using direct action and campaigning routes.


Hope for the Future Workshop @ 14:00 Tuesday 25th May

Hope for the Future is a climate charity which works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change to their local politicians.

Julia from Sheffield-based climate charity Hope for the Future will share her top tips for getting your local politicians to take action on climate change. They'll cover:

- Who represents me and what do they do?

- What is it like to be an MP and local councillor?

- What can I ask them to do, and what difference will it make?

- How to use conversation techniques to inspire others to take action

To register for this event please click here


Banking with Who? Workshop @ 14:00 Tuesday 25th May

Students Organising for Sustainability UK are coordinating a campaign called Banking with Who?, to encourage 16-18 year olds to consider sustainability before opening their first bank account.

The workshop will look at:

  • how money and banks came into being
  • current issues with many banks (e.g industries they fund)
  • what potential solutions lookl like
  • what makes a more ethical bank and how to spot one

To register for this event please click here


People & Planet Workshop @ 11:00 Wednesday 26th May 

People & Planet is the largest student network in the UK campaigning for social and environmental justice. Their mission is to build an empowered generation of change-makers who are equipped with life-long skills, motivation and networks to be a force for change in achieving a more equitable and sustainable world.

Join People and Planet for a workshop focused on understanding how social and environmental issues interlink and learn how you can build your skills to take action on these topics.

To register for this event please click here


LCCSU Green Society - Taking Action Discussion time tbc Thursday 27th May

Join LCCSU's Green Society to discuss and make plans for how Leeds City College can use what we have learned from the environment campaign going forwards. Have your say, get involved and inspire others to take action on climate change!

To register for this event please click here



There is still time to take part in our 5 challenges:

Challenge yourself to make 5 individual changes to help the environment and reduce your own impact on the climate.


Challenge #1 Learn more about climate change

For further information about the actions you can take individually to make a difference please click here


Challenge #2 Reduce, recycle and reuse more


Challenge #3 Use more sustainable travel 

How are you travelling to college today? - If you can, walk or cycle especially for short distances. For longer distance try to use public transport.


Challenge #4 Try a plant-based diet


Challenge #5 Take part in our Day of Action


If you have any questions please contact Jo Lee  joanna.lee@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

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