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!

December 21st, 2016 - Posted under: Christmas, Green Impact - Leave a Comment

It’s almost Christmas… soon you’ll be cosy at home,  surrounded by your loved ones. Before you go, though, make sure you switch off and unplug. You wouldn’t want to end up in Santa’s naughty list now, would you? Here are a few simple tick-offs to get you started: Make sure monitors are switched off, not just on […]

Sustainable Festive Spirit!

December 15th, 2016 - Posted under: General Sustainability - Leave a Comment

As the Christmas season is in deep, what could be more lovely than gathering with friends and family and creating some beautiful things… cards, decorations, toys, gifts, food even! Ying Xuan Chian, a student volunteering with Green Impact, shares her ideas in this beautiful drawing:       If it’s more Christmas Cards you’ re interested […]

Thoughts from Marrakech: My visit to the UN Climate Change conference, COP22

December 8th, 2016 - Posted under: General Sustainability - Leave a Comment

This post is written by Kirsty Bowen, Media Relations Officer in the Corporate Communications department. As part of her role, she got to visit Marrakech for the UN Climate Change conference and shares her experience with us. In November, I was lucky to visit Marrakech where I joined the University’s delegation at the United Nations Climate […]

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!