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, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Special Awards which means that no team misses out and all achievements are rewarded!

The Sustainability Showcase, our awards ceremony held in the Spring each year, is a fantastic event which showcases all the positive changes made by teams. It is a time for teams to relax and be proud of everything they have done over the past academic year and of course, to get excited about the possibilities of the year ahead!

What are Green Impact awards?

The Green Impact awards reward staff dedication to the scheme. There are three different levels of awards on the main workbook; Bronze, Silver and Gold, and the 2 highest scoring teams will receive Platinum. On top of this, teams can also earn Special Awards. Awards are presented at the Sustainability Showcase, which takes place at the end of each year’s Green Impact cycle.

How can we earn Green Impact awards?

Green Impact is based on an online workbook made up of essential actions (these need to be completed for any award to be given), as well as projects. There is a max of 4 projects per team, and each project can earn a maximum of 50 points.

For a bronze award, teams need to complete all essential actions and gain 40 points from project(s).

For a silver award, teams need to complete all essential actions and gain 80 points from projects.

For a gold award, teams need to complete all essential actions and gain 120 points from projects.

The 2 highest scoring teams of the year will be awarded Platinum award status.

What are Special Awards?

There are 6 Special awards, rewarding extra effort or innovation. These are:

  • The Innovation Award – for a particularly innovative and successful initiative.
  • The Best Energy Saving Idea award – for an energy-saving idea on campus that has the greatest potential saving with the shortest payback period.
  • The Environmental Hero award – for a specific person who has really gone the extra mile to help their department improve their impact
  • The Most Improved Team
  • Best Newcomer
  • The Green Impact Project Assistant of the Year

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