About Green Impact Sheffield
What is Green Impact?
Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation scheme that runs in universities and colleges across the UK. It helps staff and students improve their impact on the environment by providing a workbook of well-explained and straightforward actions to implement in their departments. Departments can form teams and complete the workbook to gain awards.
The University of Sheffield has taken part since 2009/2010, as part of our behaviour change strategy to reduce our carbon emissions. We have committed to a 43% carbon emission reduction by 2020 (see the EFM pages for more details on our work towards this.
How does it work?
By forming a Green Impact team within your department, or joining the pre-existing team, you gain access to the online workbook, which details actions that help improve your impact on the environment. All actions are straightforward to implement, but get more challenging as you work towards higher awards. Quotes from current team members show that these actions don't just exist at work, but start to become habits at home as well.
How do I get started?
Contact us and we can give you more information. Staff can join their departmental team, or form a new one if necessary. Students can be trained as Green Impact Project Assistants to help teams complete their workbooks. Then you can register on the workbook and start making changes in your department!