Supporting our communities

Supporting our city and communities

We work with a wide range of other organisations on initiatives to tackle climate change and protect our environment.

LJMU is a key partner in working towards the Liverpool City Region’s target to be net zero carbon by 2040.

Our role encompasses academic research, community engagement and transformational solution.

Low Carbon Eco Innovatory

Our Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory creates innovative low carbon goods, processes and services through partnerships with businesses in the Liverpool City Region.

Our researchers, academic staff and students have worked with hundreds of businesses to identify and create environmental and economic benefits.

Forest School

Our innovative Forest School welcomes primary schools from across the region to help young children engage with nature, appreciate our environment and learn more about the great outdoors.

This initiative also enables our trainee teachers to develop their skills in an outdoor environment.

Community engagement

We also want our communities to benefit from our estates developments and from having LJMU as a neighbour, whether that be through accessing new public spaces or taking part in specific community projects.

For instance, LJMU is supporting the Bronte Project, close to our Mount Pleasant Campus and the new Copperas Hill development.

The after-school project, with the Bronte Community Centre, gives local primary school children the opportunity to learn more about nature by growing plants and vegetables, tending to the garden and taking part in forest school activities such as firelighting.

The sessions, delivered by GROW Wellbeing, help the children learn about healthy living and sustainability.

Policy making

Research from LJMU is used by other organisations in the Liverpool City Region and beyond to help shape policy and decision-making.

For example, an LJMU-led initiative to put nature at the centre of planning policy has been embedded in the Liverpool City Region’s Spatial Development Strategy.

This key work created a register of environmental assets – such as green spaces, water and air quality – to help inform decision-making and ensure that developments in the city region are sustainable and protect and enhance the local environment.