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

Big Christmas Switch Off: The Results!!

January 29th, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

The results of the Big Christmas Switch Off are in! Over the Christmas break, we asked Green Impact teams and staff at the University to Switch Off and unplug any unnecessary items before they left for the holidays. A big thank you to everyone who took part and spread the word throughout their departments. The […]



New Year, Green You!

January 23rd, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

See what our Green Impact teams have pledged to do this year with their Green New Year’s resolutions! If you have a Green New Year’s Resolution, we would love to hear it and if you would like to go green but need some inspiration, check out our latest Green Impact Project Assistant blog post, which […]



Sustainability Skills and Education (SusSEd) 2015 programme

January 16th, 2015 - Posted under: SusSEd - Leave a Comment

The Sustainability Skills and Education Programme (SusSEd) is back for 2015! SusSEd breaks sustainability down into manageable topics with lectures and workshops delivered by some great speakers. The sessions are open to  staff and students, so come along! In a survey conducted by the NUS, it was found that 80% of students wanted sustainable development 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!