Green Impact Sheffield
The University of Sheffield

What is green impact?


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.

Recent blog posts

15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 13-15

February 28th, 2014 - Posted under: Green Impact 2012/13 - Leave a Comment

3 short and sweet tips to end the week. 13.  Make great use of your GIPA Nearly 40 Green Impact Project Assistants (GIPAs) have been working hard this year to help YOU! They’ve dedicated both their time and talent, and teams that have made great use of their GIPAs have seen great results! They’ve: Designed […]



15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 10-12

February 27th, 2014 - Posted under: Green Impact 2012/13 - Leave a Comment

10.  Brilliant Biodiversity Green Impact criteria S014 talks about proactive initiatives to sustain or encourage biodiversity. This is the perfect excuse for a sunflower growing competition, and that’s exactly what the green fingered teams of level 6 in the students union have done. Seeds: £1.99, Compost: £7, Pots: £4.50*, Increased biodiversity: priceless. *I made most of these […]



15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 7-9

February 26th, 2014 - Posted under: Green Impact 2012/13 - Leave a Comment

7.  Energy Fairies Perhaps distant cousins of the tooth fairy, the energy fairy (or fairies should I say) have been stealthily visiting offices early in the morning and later in the evening to reward colleagues who have switched off their computers and unplugged their equipment or chargers. Rewards have ranged from home baked cookies to […]



Sustainability Showcase

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!