At the first meeting of a new Environment & Sustainability Network in May, Leeds based charities, community groups, and voluntary organisations came together with academics from the University of Leeds.
The event provided an opportunity for people from a range of organisations and backgrounds to come together and share thoughts on topics from the circular economy, to sustainable energy and green space use, as well as discussions on marketing, network co-ordination and driving behaviour change.
Claire Bastin, Sustainability Manager at the University of Leeds highlighted the importance of events that give academics an opportunity to listen to members of the community, “one of the University’s strategic commitments is to align research to community need.”
Andy Goldring, CEO of the Permaculture Association and Director of Leeds Love it Share it CIC, led the event with Paul Chatterton, Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Leeds.
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