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

Cake, cake and more cake at the Fairtrade Bake Off!

March 27th, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

Our recent Fairtrade Fortnight Bake Off has revealed some very talented bakers at the University! For this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, which ran from 23rd February to 8th March, Green Impact teams held various events throughout the University to raise awareness of the importance of the Fairtrade Foundation and buying Fairtrade goods. You can find out […]



Let’s BEE happy!

March 6th, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

Today is the final day of our Greening week! I hope you have enjoyed the posts so far, and that they have provided you with some new and interesting information. My thanks go to the undergraduate members of the PEET who have collated and prepared the information and blog posts for you this week. Our […]



We are looking for student auditors!

March 5th, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

If you’re interested in environmental issues and keen to make a positive impact, the Green Impact auditing process is for you! Over the past few months, staff and students throughout the University have been making their departments more environmentally friendly by completing actions in the Green Impact online workbook. The workbook has different achievement levels […]



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!