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

Deadline Day Reflection

March 14th, 2014 - Posted under: Green Impact 2012/13 - 1 Comment

So today is deadline day and it falls on me to write our final blog. I had a few ideas floating around, ranging from how Apple have recently been having heated discussions with shareholders on the amount they spend on ‘green’ initiatives, all the way to wondering how much water has just been lost from […]



What is Green Impact anyway?!

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

I’ve always found it relatively easy to be that eager individual in team meetings, who volunteers themselves for everything and anything. When the opportunity arose it took a grand total of 20 seconds for me to raise my hand. I’m quite a competitive young lady and wanted to assist HR in maintaining their silver standard […]



The launch of our Green Impact Community (and the power of chocolate!)

March 12th, 2014 - Posted under: Green Impact 2012/13 - Leave a Comment

When we were setting up our Green Impact Google Community, we got together to think about ways to promote and raise awareness in the department.  One of the reasons we decided to use the Google community was to keep the communication informal and fun and we wanted our messages and initiatives to reflect this.  Steven […]



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!