Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme developed by the NUS that runs in universities, colleges and community organisations across the UK.
Green Impact aims to green institutions and encourage positive environmental behaviours. Staff departmental teams follow a structured online workbook, tailored to our University and filled with well-explained, straightforward and fun actions. Over the course of the year, the programme brings together staff and students to implement these actions, improving a department’s impact upon the environment. This greens the framework of the University and allows for powerful behaviour change to occur with staff greening the institution from the bottom up.
I was introduced to Green Impact after just a few months working in my new position with ACS (University of Sheffield). Not something everyone is particular keen about at a first glance. Looking through the workbook and the various requirements my initial thoughts were ‘WHAT A CHALLENGE’ it was going to be. The Bronze level […]
Green Impact – ACS Blog One for all, All for one- How to grow your GI team Three years ago, ACS had no involvement in Green Impact at all. Now, we have 12 staff involved in 8 workbooks ranging from staff offices and working partners, through to commercial outlets- utilising the newly developed Catering […]
When we see the words ‘cutting down’ in relation to the environment, we assume the worst and imagine logging in the rainforest, or creating space for new ranches and farms. Well ‘cutting down’ is not entirely negative: for the past eight months I have cut down how much meat and fish I eat. My reason […]
Green Impact is all about celebrating the achievements and progress teams have made over the course of the academic year
There are lots of different levels of award: working towards Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special and Excellence which means that no team misses out and all achievements are rewarded!