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

Green Advent Calendar

December 17th, 2014 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

We have been counting down to Christmas this year with our Green Advent Calendar on Twitter. Every day, we have been sharing a different top tip for an environmentally friendly and sustainable Christmas. From help with food waste to tips on recycling and energy saving initiatives, we want to ensure that you can have a […]



What happened at Lima COP 20?

December 17th, 2014 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

The United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Lima, Peru from December 1st 2014 marked the twentieth annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20). The conference included delegates from over 190 countries who came to agree upon a global deal to combat climate change and limit global warming to 2 Degrees Celsius. Existing prior to […]



Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this Christmas

December 15th, 2014 - Posted under: Uncategorized - 1 Comment

  by Guy Tallentire Christmas is a time of happiness and joy for many and during the festive season, we often indulge in the luxuries in life. A Christmas tree with all the accessories; a massive turkey with all the trimmings and so much more. During the festive season, the environmental impacts of our behaviour […]



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!