What are Green Impact awards?
The Green Impact awards reward staff dedication to the scheme. There are three different levels of award on the main workbook; Bronze, Silver and Gold. On top of this, teams can also earn Special Awards or perhaps undertake an Excellence Project. 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 around an online workbook. The workbook is divided into tabs for each award, with specific actions to complete on each tab. To gain the Bronze award, you must complete all the criteria on the Bronze tab. For a Silver award, you need to do all the Bronze and Silver criteria. For a Gold award, you need all the Bronze and Silver criteria, and at least 250-points worth of Bonus criteria. Green Impact likes to reward every level of effort and even teams not quite completing all of the Bronze criteria will receive a Working Towards Bronze award.
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
Green Impact Excellence rewards teams who have achieved a Gold standard workbook for 2 years in a row. It gives these teams a chance to take a break from the workbook and use their innovation and creativity to develop a year-long project, related to sustainability.