Jonathan Bartley: Working for the peace of the city

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30

Jonathan Bartley, current co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, gives the annual Hook Lecture talking about cities, the environment and hope for the future.

The Hook Lecture is an annual event, which aims to stimulate debate around an issue of faith in the context of the city, shaping discussion and dialogue throughout the coming year. High profile speakers launch the conversation, drawing different communities together in Leeds Minster. The event is organised jointly by LCI, Leeds Minster and Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds.

Build a low cost wind turbine

Saturday, 1 September, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, 2 September, 2018 - 17:00

Two separate one day workshops (10.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 September) led by Daniel Connell, renewable energy and open source technology designer. 
The workshops will demonstrate how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using £20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. No previous experience is necessary.

What price air quality in Leeds? Leeds Civic Trust seminar

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

Leeds Civic Trust event to discuss and debate the revised proposals for a Leeds Clean Air Zone, organised in collaboration with Leeds City Council. Panellists are Neil Evans, the Director of Resources and Housing at Leeds City Council, Polly Cook who has operational responsibility for Air Quality policy, Cllr James Lewis,  Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, who has air quality as part of his portfolio, and Dr James Tate of the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies.

Transport for the North's proposed strategy: what are the issues?

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:30

The Transport for the North board is now considering the results of the public consultation around its draft Strategic Transport Plan, before its process of revision begins. In their constructive engagement with the strategy, environmental transport organisations have been asking some important questions. This event provides an opportunity to hear different sides on these issues and to contribute to an ongoing debate about how the strategy can be improved before its adoption.

The Business Case for Heat: Translating the feasibility study into a masterplan

Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00

This Nordic Heat masterclass in Leeds focusses on the challenge of transforming a feasibility study for heating into a concrete business case and strategy.

The objective is to review the range of heating solutions available, assessing the pros and cons of each alternative. This will identfy the the critera and strategies for optimising the mix and competitiveness of the value proposition to customers, while minimising costs.

Making Global Goals Local Business - Leeds

Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 13:30 to 18:00


What are the Global Goals? Find out at this business oriented event on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and learn why businesses should care about them and how businesses can contribute to this global megatrend. Free event, all welcome

Project Development and Finance Networking Event

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:30

Are you a Leeds based organisation interested in carrying out cost effective energy saving projects? Are you a potential investor who wants to invest in energy saving projects? Are you a provider of professional services who can offer Leeds organisations support to implement energy saving projects? Join us for this Leeds Climate Commission initiative to help identify projects, prepare business cases and link organisations with potential investors.

Religion and climate change adaptation: resilience or resistance?

Thursday, 19 April, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00

The role of religions in shaping public responses to climate change today should be taken seriously by civil society and policy makers, but the answers are far from simple or unified. This research panel hears from three scholars working on different aspects of religion and climate change with the aim of deepening the public debate.

Leeds Digital Festival

Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 13:00 to Friday, 27 April, 2018 - 23:00

The North's largest digital festival returns for a two week run, with more events than ever. Check out the wide range of opportunities to learn and get involved in the digital sector in Leeds, including Festival favourites FinTech North and Code in the Dark, as well as events based around data, healthtech, sports tech and startups.