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

Photography Competition: Show us why you love Sheffield!

June 30th, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

We want to know what exactly it is you love about Sheffield. Is it your lunchtime stroll through Weston Park, the industrial buildings of Kelham Island or maybe it’s a weekend walk in the Peaks. We are holding an environmental photography competition for you to showcase Sheffield in all its glory! All photos are welcome […]



Where Can You Walk To?

June 30th, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

By 5pm July 20th, please log your steps and miles in the form, linked at the bottom of this post.  It’s competition time, it’s warm outside and it’s time to swap your car for your feet! As part of Green Impact, we are holding Where Can You Walk To? a competition to encourage the switch from […]



Recycle Week: what should I do with my waste?

June 22nd, 2015 - Posted under: Uncategorized - Leave a Comment

It’s Recycle Week and it’s time to think about where to put your rubbish! Whilst around 80% of all waste here at the University is recycled, we know we can improve our recycling at source. Recycling at source refers to the waste that gets put directly into the recycling bin, as opposed to waste which […]



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!