SDGs @ Leicester

How you can contribute to each goal at Leicester

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.


Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Donate what you don't use to charity shops or Freecycle

Join the Big Sleep

Reduce food waste - use our Community Fridges or try a local food sharing app such as Olio

Try some food reduction tips from Love Food Hate Waste

Join a Health Matters event

Get active on campus

Student health & wellbeing support

Staff health & wellbeing support

Goal 4 Goal 5 Goal 6

Schools volunteering

Become a school governor or join your local PTA

Call out sexist language and behaviour

He 4 She

Avoid wasting water - order these helpful freebies from Severn Trent

Water-based volunteering

Goal 7 Goal 8 Goal 9

Consider an electric vehicle

Use only energy efficient appliances

Consider switching to greener energy such as Leicester Council's renewable and not for profit provider

Buy from ethical companies that are equal opportunity employers - try filtering for them on the app CoGo

Join / support Enactus

Repurpose old materials - get crafty! Pinterest is great for furniture hacks and much more

Goal 10 Goal 11 Goal 12

Support the LGBT+ Forum

Call out or report racist language and behaviours

Buy Fairtrade products

Choose sustainable transport options

Enjoy local arts and culture

Buy zero or low packaging items - try the on-campus fruit and veg stall (Mon and Weds, 10-2)

Recycle your waste in the appropriate bins

Use Ethical Consumer to make informed choices about where you spend money

Goal 13 Goal 14 Goal 15

Switch off and reduce your carbon footprint

Consider the environmental impact of every new item - can you buy it second hand?

Don't buy drinks in single use packaging

Avoid plastic bags and refuse straws


Volunteer with Hungry 4 Change

Enjoy our Forest Garden and Tapestry lawns

Buy organic/seasonal fruit and veg direct from local farms

Goal 16 Goal 17

Join a Leicester Citizens event

Need free legal advice?

Come to a Global Cafe


Pledge your commitment to advancing the SDGs in HE by signing the SDG Accord

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