Green GB Week – Leeds events

  • Date: Monday 15 - Friday 19 October, 2018
  • A week of events in Leeds and on campus for Green GB Week

Green GB Week (15-19 October)

In 2008, the UK passed the ground-breaking Climate Change Act. To mark its ten year anniversary, Green GB Week celebrates UK leadership on climate change and encourages businesses, organisations, communities and individuals to take action. Events are taking place across the country – find out what’s happening here: https://greengb.campaign.gov.uk/

Leeds events

Monday 15 October: Climate Chats (11.00 – 14.00, Leeds Station). Meet researchers, do our climate solutions survey – and there’s music and poetry, too!

Monday 15 October: Don’t Mention the ‘C’ Word (17.00 – 19.00, Stage @ Leeds foyer). Climate Communications panel event and social with vlogger Climate Adam (pictured top) and science communicator and poet Sam Illingworth. A Priestley Society/Sustainability Service event for University of Leeds students. Register here to attend. Includes drinks and nibbles. *NOW FULLY BOOKED*

Tuesday 16 October: Our Institutional Response to Climate Change: a collaborative approach to the University’s strategy (12.00 -14.00, Geography SR2). Workshop jointly hosted by Priestley Centre and Sustainability Service for University of Leeds postrgraduate researchers and staff.  The two-hour event highlights opportunities to develop collaborative research that impacts the University’s climate resilience and supports the co-creation of our post-2020 strategy through a Living Lab approach. Lunch included. Register to attend

Thursday 18 October: Climate Question Time (19.00 – 20.30, Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR). Join us in person or watch the livestreamed debate featuring a panel of climate experts. We’ll be asking them the questions you’ve put to us! You must register in advance to attend using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-question-time-tickets-50127641124

Friday 19 October: Unfrozen – Reports from the Ice (12.30-13.30, Howard Assembly Room, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU). Free lunchtime lecture by University of Leeds researchers giving first hand accounts of climate change impacts at the poles. Includes live link up with field guides at the British Antarctic Survey research station at Rothera, Antarctica. This event will also be livesrtreamed. Register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unfrozen-reports-from-the-ice-tickets-50264434276

All week:

How (Not) to Talk About Climate Change.  Leeds Big Screen, Millennium Square. Look out for our film featuring vlogger Climate Adam and Adam Corner of Climate Outreach  (also on the University of Leeds YouTube channel).

#MyClimate + Climate Platform: Platform Building, adjacent to Leeds Station. This combined social media/installation follows on from Rainbow Platform’s #EnlighenLeeds activity for Light Night (sponsored by Leeds BID and Bruntwood) and allows you to express your feelings about climate change to the world. Tell us what climate change means to you (in nine letters or very short phrases) using #MyClimate and we’ll tell Leeds – in lights.

Image: Dr Adam Corner and ClimateAdam (Dr Adam Levy) in How (Not) to Talk About Climate Change