Alumni making the world more sustainable

As part of our Big Get Together, we are celebrating alumni working across sustainability, finding out how they, and the rest of our community, are making a difference all around the globe.

Leeds alumni are involved in all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Leeds is committed to using the SDGs to drive sustainability activities, and the entire Leeds community, be it staff, students or alumni, can help along the way. From cleaner energy to reduced inequality, from improved sanitation to responsible consumption, our alumni are helping toward SDGs around the world.

Read about the Leeds alumni working across sustainability, and find out how they are making a difference as we add to our profiles throughout the Big Get Together.

Goal 1: No poverty – Chris Goulden

Reducing poverty in the UK.

Goal 2: Zero hunger - Robin Willoughby

Working to influence international policy and eradicate hunger in the UK.

Goal 3: Good health and well-being, and Goal 4: Quality education - David Geldart

Improving health and education in South Africa and the UK.

Goal 4: Quality education - Izzy Pearson and Leah Niven

Inspiring young people to achieve in the UK.

Goal 4: Quality education - Athanasia Karamerou

Educating communities about sustainable practices in Greece.

Goal 4: Quality education and Goal 5: Gender equality – Rosemary Plummer

Using education as a route out of poverty in Sumatra.

Goal 5: Gender equality – Joanna Lester

Using film and sport to improve gender equality in Papua New Guinea.

Goal 5: Gender equality – Tan Allaway

Supporting workplaces to achieve equality for working parents.

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation – Dr Hifza Rasheed

Clean water and sanitation in Pakistan.

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy – Howe Wong

Affordable and clean energy in rural Malaysia.

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy – Estefania Cervantes Montaño

Providing environmentally friendly energy solutions in Mexico.

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy – Kasturi Sukhapure

Finding sustainable energy solutions in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Goal 7: Affordable and clean Energy – Martin Crane

Working to reduce carbon emissions by improving the UK’s heat network.

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth – Holly Menezes

Working to improve labour conditions in global supply chains.

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Dr Prodeo Agbotui

Shaping responsible and sustainable engineering in Ghana.

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure – Verity Dixon

Encouraging the use of electric vehicles in the UK.

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities – Andrew Jenkins

Helping to reduce inequalities in Vietnam.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities - Jeyda Heselton

Promoting sustainable travel in the UK.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – Jools Townsend

Creating a sustainable transport network in the UK.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities – Karen Emanuel

Using tourism to protect and support the local community in Nicaragua.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production - Ravi Toor

Making 3D printing more sustainable in the UK.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production – Steve Ogden

Supporting companies to become more sustainable in the UK.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production – Charlie Gill

Providing sustainable alternatives to plastic products.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production – Áine Rose Campbell

Campaigning to make the global fashion industry more sustainable.

Goal 13: Climate action – Hazel Mooney

Protecting forests, improving wellbeing and mitigating climate change in the UK.

Goal 13: Climate action - Omer Ahmad

Supporting the UK’s decarbonisation strategy.

13: Climate action – Kate Marriott

Embedding sustainability at the University.

Goal 15: Life on land – Simon Bird

Shaping the future of environmental sustainability through teaching in the US.

Goal 15: Life on land - Mariam Al Jaajaa

Creating sustainable food systems in Jordan and Palestine.

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions – James Jennion

Influencing government policy and reducing inequality in the UK.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals – Adam Savitz

Encouraging sustainable business growth around the world.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals – Ben Holden

Encouraging sustainable investments around the world.