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.
A couple of years’ ago we held a sunflower growing competition at SITraN which was received with much enthusiasm amongst staff and students so this year we have decided to diversify a little and hold a tomato plant growing competition. We are going to provide competition entrants with a seeding plant which they will then […]
Fairtrade fortnight 2015 falls between 24th Feb-8th March with the focus this year on the core commodities of cocoa, sugar and tea. At SITraN we plan to do a ‘Fairtrade bake off’ on the Wednesday of the second week (4th March). We encourage staff to take the time to bake their ‘delectables’ using core Fairtrade […]
As part of this year’s Green Impact attempt at getting a Silver award in the grounds workbook we have had to complete a Biodiversity review of the grounds at SITraN. This review looks at all aspects of Biodiversity around the grounds and at first glance looked really daunting for us to complete and then take […]
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!