Biodiversity becomes the standard

The University has launched its first ‘Biodiversity Standard’ to support the new strategic ambition to become ‘an exemplar of urban biodiversity’.

The Standard directs the University’s management of biodiversity across all our sites by looking at ecosystem services, including the provision of food and water for wildlife, climate change mitigation, supporting nutrient cycles, and the recreational and spiritual benefits to wellbeing. It also links to research and teaching to ensure our students and academics can use the campus to develop innovative approaches to biodiversity management.

If you would like to find out how you can get involved in promoting biodiversity across the University, please email the Sustainability team

Win a jar of campus honey

Around 70 jars of delicious honey were harvested from the Laidlaw Library hives this autumn, and are now sale on in the Ziff, Pure and Leeds University Business School cafes.

Sustainability have two jars of this sought-after honey to give away – just view the Biodiversity webpage and follow the instructions for a chance to win a jar. The closing date is Wednesday 30 November and winners will be announced on For Staff.

Colleagues without online access can request a copy of the Biodiversity Standard from Mike Howroyd on 37375.

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