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

Eco-friendly idea saves thousands of bags of packaging from landfill

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

This story appeared in the Faculty of Science Newsletter: An eco-friendly idea by two colleagues in the Department of Chemistry has helped save thousands of bags of packaging from landfill sites. Around 18 years ago, stores manager Pete Farran contacted Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) in Nottingham to ask if they could do anything with all of […]



Your floor CAN better last year’s score. Here’s how.

April 2nd, 2014 - Posted under: Green Impact 2012/13 - Leave a Comment

It’s simple. You leave the office, you switch everything off. Lights, screens, chargers, in fact anything that doesn’t legitimately still need to be switched on! If this happened every weekend in the Arts Tower, we’d save something to the tune of 26 tonnes of CO2 a year and nearly £5000 (based on last year’s statistics). […]



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!