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New Spring House Do Operation Christmas Child!

This week, colleagues in New Spring House donated time, energy and great gifts to pack up shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas ...
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Self Care Week 2017 – Look Out For Number One!

It's Self Care Week this week! Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care ...
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Is Your University Sustainable Enough?

We’ve handed the blog over to our students today! Jacques writes about his impression of the SU's Ask Your University ...
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Have an Eco-Friendly Bonfire Night

Wondering how you can make your bonfire night more environmentally friendly? Here's some top tips! Don't forget to get in touch ...
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Ten Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

We’ve handed the blog over to our students today! Read on for some top tips on greening your home life ...
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Refreshing Your Team

We're handing the Green Impact blog over to the Biomedical Science team today! If you or your team wants to ...
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SU Environmental Film Festival Reviews

We’ve handed the blog over to our students today! Read some great film reviews from the SU Environmental Film Festival ...
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Tell us what you really think!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Meet and Greet event last Thursday! It would be extremely beneficial if you ...
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Eat Green or Go Home!

Did you know it takes twice as much water to produce a litre of British cows’ milk compared with soya milk, or that for the ...
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Green Impact Project Assistant

Want to help make our campus greener while gaining valuable career skills? Apply today to become a Student Project assistant! ...
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Fairtrade Forthnight @ The Faculty of Engineering

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Faculty of Engineering - Central Services team this week! This post ...
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Donate Don’t Waste – IT’S NOT ALL RUBBISH

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the ACS and UNICUS teams this week! This post is by Andrew ...
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Three simple steps to reduce your heating bills and save energy until it gets warmer!

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Urban Studies and Planning team this week! This post is by ...
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Green Valentine’s spirit!

Valentine’s Day has come for this year and the Green Impact blog couldn’t help being affected by the spirit of ...
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For the Love of CO2 : An interview with Chris Jones

This week, the Green Impact blog interviews Christopher Jones, an academic taking part in our SusSEd series! This post is ...
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CiCs’ Green Impact team – consistent Gold achievers…

This week, the Green Impact blog interviews Simon Geller, lead for the CiCs team! This post is by Lee Morris, ...
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Championing sustainability @ the Management School

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Management School team this week! This post is by Heather Crookes, ...
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Interview with Jane Antcliff, last year’s Environmental Hero

This week, the Green Impact blog interviews Jane Antcliff, last year's team lead for the University Library team! This post ...
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10 benefits of walking to work

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Student Services - New Spring House team this week! This post is ...
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Big Christmas Switch Off!

It's almost Christmas... soon you'll be cosy at home,  surrounded by your loved ones. Before you go, though, make sure you switch ...
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Sustainable Festive Spirit!

As the Christmas season is in deep, what could be more lovely than gathering with friends and family and creating ...
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Thoughts from Marrakech: My visit to the UN Climate Change conference, COP22

This post is written by Kirsty Bowen, Media Relations Officer in the Corporate Communications department. As part of her role, she ...
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The price of plastic

Occasioned by this cute drawing that Krizand Vaz, a student volunteering for Green Impact,  created, I'm resurfacing a post on the ...
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Achieving a greener future for a sustainable ELTC!

This post is written by Bai Zheng, Green Impact Project Assistant for the Student Services English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) ...
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Communicating Climate Change: An interview with Nick Nuttgens

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the SITraN team this week! This post is by David Stevenson, the ...
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Green Impact @ SITraN

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the SITraN team this week! This post is by Charlotte Enright, a ...
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A lightbulb moment: Reducing home electricity use

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the SITraN team this week! This post is by David Stevenson, the ...
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Food for thought: The environmental impact of the food we eat

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the SITraN team this week! This post is by David Stevenson, the ...
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Vegetarianism and the planet

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the ACS teams this week! This post is by Fran Bird, Contracts ...
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One for all, all for one- How to grow your GI team

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the ACS teams this week! This post is by Andy Woffindin, team ...
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Could you produce ZERO waste?

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the ACS teams this week! This post is by Cally Williams from ...
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My experience as a Green Impact Project Assistant – Kate Iotova

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the ACS teams this week! This post is by Kate Iotova, one of ...
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Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with brownies!

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the ACS teams this week! This post is by Natalie Faulkner, Accommodation Assistant, ...
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Healthy (ish) banana pancake recipe

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Student Services teams this week! This post is by India ...
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Striving for a better work-life balance

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Student Services teams this week! This post is by India ...
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Banana breakfast muffins recipe

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Student Services teams this week! This post is by Kimberley ...
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Cycling top-tips for Sheffield

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Student Services teams this week! This post is by Rita ...
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A greener way to shop

The Green Impact blog is being handed over to the Student Services teams for this week! This post is by ...
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SusSEd Series 2016

The Sustainability Skills & Education (SusSEd) series is a collection of engaging and interactive lunchtime talks and workshops, designed to ...
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Welcome back to Green Impact (and Happy New Year!)

We're back! After a bit of a cool down period for website maintenance, our site is getting back to business ...
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Thermal Imaging: picture the invisible!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125442487@N02/16265797609/in/pool-thermal_image/ Visualising heat loss and becoming more thermally aware could engender a greater understanding of energy consumption and of everyday ...
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Hadfield Roof Renovation Project Begins

Renovation work has started on the Hadfield rooftop as the Materials Science & Engineering Innovation Project gets underway. The Innovation ...
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Spot the panda!

Final date for entries is 12:00 on July 24th.  Entrants from University of Sheffield only ...
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Photography Competition: Show us why you love Sheffield!

We want to know what exactly it is you love about Sheffield. Is it your lunchtime stroll through Weston Park, ...
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Where Can You Walk To?

By 5pm July 20th, please log your steps and miles in the form, linked at the bottom of this post.  ...
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Recycle Week: what should I do with my waste?

It’s Recycle Week and it’s time to think about where to put your rubbish! Whilst around 80% of all waste ...
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The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield

A Pay-As-You-Feel revolution has been sweeping the country, cooking up surplus food to feed bellies, not bins and now, The ...
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What happened at SusSEd 2015…

SusSEd is our very own sustainability lecture and workshop series for staff and students here in Sheffield. In 2015, it ...
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Celebrating dedication to positive environmental change at the Sustainability Showcase 2014/15!

It has been an incredible year for Green Impact here in Sheffield and our commitment to sustainability has gone from ...
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Special Award winners 2014/15!

Special Awards give Green Impact teams a chance to go beyond the workbook. Teams use their creativity, sustainability know-how and ...
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Green Impact Awards 2014/15

An incredible 57 teams submitted workbooks this year and were presented with their slate awards at the Green Impact Sustainability ...
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BMS built their very own green wall!

A green wall is livening up the brick work around Firth Court thanks to the BMS Green Impact team! The ...
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Green Impact Audits 2015: We went paperless!

With 57 departments to audit across two days, time was tight this year for the Green Impact auditing process! Luckily, ...
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Cake, cake and more cake at the Fairtrade Bake Off!

Our recent Fairtrade Fortnight Bake Off has revealed some very talented bakers at the University! For this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, ...
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Let’s BEE happy!

Today is the final day of our Greening week! I hope you have enjoyed the posts so far, and that ...
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We are looking for student auditors!

If you’re interested in environmental issues and keen to make a positive impact, the Green Impact auditing process is for ...
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Recycling and Printing – so there will be a tomorrow!

At the University of Sheffield, the amount we recycle increased from 43 % in 2008/9 to 82% in 2009/10 and ...
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Way not to waste!

At the University of Sheffield, 90% of the waste that is generated is currently recycled; that’s great, but it could ...
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Let’s get involved!

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” (Marshall McLuhan, 1965) In everyday living, we are constantly ...
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Greening week at the Psychology department!

This week is our annual Greening week at the Psychology department! As part of this, the Psychology Energy and Environment ...
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(It’s the Fight of) Global Warming

The Corporate Affairs team are playing their part in the fight against global warming. They have created this video to ...
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The ‘Great SITraN tomato plant competition’

A couple of years’ ago we held a sunflower growing competition at SITraN which was received with much enthusiasm amongst ...
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Fairtrade bake-off (no baked Alaskas allowed!)

Fairtrade fortnight 2015 falls between 24th Feb-8th March with the focus this year on the core commodities of cocoa, sugar ...
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The dreaded Biodiversity report!

As part of this year’s Green Impact attempt at getting a Silver award in the grounds workbook we have had ...
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Introducing SITraN’s GIPA

Chelsea Caton is SITraN's Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA) this year. She is proving to be a Godsend with her ...
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The SITraN new Bee Hotel is open for business (or should I say buzzyness!)

This week the Green Impact blog is being hosted by SITraN. This year we are concentrating on the 'Grounds' workbook ...
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Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Choose one product and switch to Fairtrade The Fairtrade Bake Off! Fairtrade coffee mornings! Scroll down to find out more ...
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Go Green Week 2015

Green Impact’s Go Green Week 2015 is all about recycling!We have set ourselves a target of 70% general waste recycled ...
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Becoming Sustainable

Natalie King Normally I ignore all the general emails that are sent to my University account. They are usually not ...
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Big Christmas Switch Off: The Results!!

The results of the Big Christmas Switch Off are in!Over the Christmas break, we asked Green Impact teams and staff ...
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New Year, Green You!

See what our Green Impact teams have pledged to do this year with their Green New Year’s resolutions! If you ...
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Sustainability Skills and Education (SusSEd) 2015 programme

The Sustainability Skills and Education Programme (SusSEd) is back for 2015! SusSEd breaks sustainability down into manageable topics with lectures ...
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Five Tips for a Green 2015

Daniel Lindeque The New Year is upon us and many will be taking 2015 as a fresh start and thinking ...
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Food waste: misshapen fruits and vegetables

In UK alone, 24 million slices of bread are thrown away every single day along with 5.9 million glasses of ...
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Green Advent Calendar

We have been counting down to Christmas this year with our Green Advent Calendar on Twitter. Every day, we have ...
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What happened at Lima COP 20?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Lima, Peru from December 1st 2014 marked the twentieth annual Conference of ...
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this Christmas

by Guy TallentireChristmas is a time of happiness and joy for many and during the festive season, we often indulge ...
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The Big Christmas Switch Off!

This Christmas, it’s lights out for the Faculty of Engineering’s Big Christmas Switch Off! The event has been organised by ...
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I’m dreaming of a green Christmas!

Here at Green Impact, we have started down the countdown to Christmas and we think that there's no reason why ...
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Say hello to the 2014/15 Green Impact Project Assistants!

Green Impact is back for 2014/15 after the huge successes of last year! This week saw 44 students join the ...
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Hello from the new Sustainable Behaviour Assistant!

Hello! Just a quick post to introduce myself, my name is Jess and I am the new Sustainable Behaviour Assistant ...
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Environmental Ernie & Bad Bert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfW6FpzCdks ...
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Eco-friendly idea saves thousands of bags of packaging from landfill

This story appeared in the Faculty of Science Newsletter: An eco-friendly idea by two colleagues in the Department of Chemistry ...
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Your floor CAN better last year’s score. Here’s how.

It's simple. You leave the office, you switch everything off. Lights, screens, chargers, in fact anything that doesn't legitimately still ...
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Deadline Day Reflection

So today is deadline day and it falls on me to write our final blog. I had a few ideas ...
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What is Green Impact anyway?!

I’ve always found it relatively easy to be that eager individual in team meetings, who volunteers themselves for everything and ...
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The launch of our Green Impact Community (and the power of chocolate!)

When we were setting up our Green Impact Google Community, we got together to think about ways to promote and ...
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Being a GIPA in HR

Hi, I'm Steven. I was placed with Luke, Rachel and Sara as the Green Impact Project Assistant for HR. The ...
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Making Human Resources Green

Human Resources have been taking part in Green Impact for a few years now, but we like to keep it ...
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7 March, 2014 12:27

Evidence for climate change For our final blog I thought I'd review the latest evidence for man-made climate change. This ...
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5 March, 2014 14:35

It’s Easy Being Green: Musings of a Student Eco Warrior It’s a running joke with my friends that I am ...
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3 March, 2014 12:19

Starting out at the Dental School This week the team of Green Impacter’s here at the Dental School are taking ...
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15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 13-15

3 short and sweet tips to end the week. 13.  Make great use of your GIPA Nearly 40 Green Impact ...
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15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 10-12

10.  Brilliant Biodiversity Green Impact criteria S014 talks about proactive initiatives to sustain or encourage biodiversity. This is the perfect excuse for ...
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15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 7-9

7.  Energy Fairies Perhaps distant cousins of the tooth fairy, the energy fairy (or fairies should I say) have been ...
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15 Green Impact tips and success stories: 4-6

4.  Green Themed Coffee Mornings Most people love (Fairtrade) tea, coffee or cake. If they don’t love tea, coffee or ...
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15 green impact tips and success stories: 1-3

1.  Puzzling posters invite questions Intrigued by the wide variety of Welsh Carbon Trust posters, the Department of Cardiovascular Science ...
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What is CiCS doing?

Here in CiCS we are conscious that not only do we need to reduce our own carbon footprint, but that ...
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Pot Plants and Power Plants

The Biophilia hypothesis suggests that people have an inherent "urge to affiliate with other forms of life" (Wilson, 1984); an ...
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Changing the way you eat, easier than you think?

We all know it’s hard to change. And the behaviours we want to change most seem hardest. How many of ...
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Public transport is slow, right?

Over the past 50 years, levels of mobility have increased greatly, raising concern about increasing car use, and resultant implications ...
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Did I switch my lights off? Did I shut down my computer? Did I unplug my charger?

Simple, yet so easy to forget.  If we knew the impact of leaving equipment plugged in, and the amount of ...
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Waste Not, Want Not

The Psychology Energy and Environment Team (PEET) will be taking over the blog for this week. Each day we will ...
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Waste Not Want Not

We’ve all heard this saying, probably from older family members, but does it really have any relevance in today’s disposable ...
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Stop dawdling, get that workbook filled!

I am very fortunate that when I joined the Green Impact group in my department it was already well established ...
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Going for Green – Onwards and upwards

A big thank you to Louisa for her post on Wednesday about joining Green impact as a new team, new ...
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Challenge… What Challenge?

I was introduced to Green Impact after just a few months working in my new position with ACS (University of ...
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One for all, All for one

Green Impact – ACS Blog One for all, All for one- How to grow your GI teamThree years ago, ACS had ...
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Cutting Down to Help the Environment

When we see the words ‘cutting down’ in relation to the environment, we assume the worst and imagine logging in ...
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Cycling Mythbusters

I cycle to work everyday and couldn’t imagine ever wanting to commute another way. I honestly feel really sorry for ...
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I got vegucated

Something happened to me over the Christmas break. I stayed up late one evening after my husband had gone to ...
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Maybe we should just kill the cows? …Vegetarianism and sustainability

I’m vegetarian. It can be socially awkward, 'uncool' and hard to justify. It always invites the question, ‘WHY?’ and my ...
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“It’s not what you want, it’s what you need…”

Sustainable development: “ Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet ...
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What really IS the point in Green Impact? 5 reasons it’s relevant to me.

Anyone who knows me will know that I like to ask questions. I’m not satisfied until I understand WHY something ...
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….it’s almost Christmas…

Well this is my last day for writing a blog in 2013. With only 2 more days of work until ...
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Green Travel to Work Day

Today sees the first of our Student Services Green Travel to Work days. All staff have been asked to think ...
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Tips, tips and more tips

In Student Services we have a Green Impact tip of the month displayed at the start of each of our ...
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Goodbye to our heaters

Last year much of our Green Impact work was hindered by our accommodation - the team was housed in 2 ...
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Going for Gold!

This week's blog comes to you from Student Services Department. As the Department lead on Green Impact I have the ...
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And finally…………a word from the GIPAs

Hi all, This is the last day of SITraN hosting the Green Impact blog and today we are hearing from ...
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The Green Impact Champion

Hi, my name is Chris Hobbs and I'm the Green Impact Champion for SITraN. This is a new role and ...
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Lab tab terrors

As I have already mentioned we submit our labs at SITraN for the labs tab in Green Impact. This is ...
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Green Impact Grounds Tab

This year sees the appearance of a new tab in the Green Impact workbook, the Grounds Tab. So, not only ...
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Starting the SITraN success

Hi, this week it is the turn of SITraN to bring you the Green Impact blog. SITraN, The Sheffield Institute ...
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Completely in the Dark!

Earlier this year Green Impact organised a campaign to blackout the Arts Tower. it was a good choice as it ...
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Wheres my printer gone?

Yesterday I mentioned I would write about printing and copying. Reducing the amount of printing and copying is a substantial ...
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Where did it all start?

Hello I can remember someone telling me “never volunteer for anything!” I never listened as it appears I've volunteered to ...
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From Goodbye to Hello!

As Kim kindly introduced me I am your new Sustainable Behaviour Assistant here to help you with Green Impact for ...
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Goodbye…

Well the time has finally come for me to say goodbye to my role at the University of Sheffield. I ...
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Refer new members and win a Green Goody Bag!

We already have 3 brand-new sign ups for Green Impact 2013/14, but we're not stopping there - the Carbon Management ...
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Green Impact award-winners 2012/13!

If you were unlucky enough to miss the BeCause Showcase on Friday, you missed a lot. We had rousing presentations ...
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Arts Tower Blackout – results!

A summary of the results of the Arts Tower Blackout on March 15th ...
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GIPA Of The Year!

This year, we are awarding the GIPA who has really gone above and beyond for their team(s). To nominate yours, ...
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Is your team list up-to-date?

Head to the Google doc and check whether your team list is correct. If it isn't, email your corrections to k.croasdale@sheffield.ac.uk ...
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Competition starting today!

Feeling competitive? Get your team to complete as many actions as possible this week, fill them in on the workbook ...
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First termly university-wide GI team meeting: Dec 17th

Our first university-wide GI team meeting is on December 17th at 12pm-1pm. There will be nibbles for everyone and the ...
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Nov/Dec Green Pages newsletter now online!

Head to The Green Pages to see all the GI news that's been happening recently, including GIPA training, the Barber ...
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First fortnightly drop-in session: Wed Nov 21st, 11am-1pm, Arts Tower LG floor. Queries, suggestions and successes welcomed!

I'm scheduling the fortnightly drop-in sessions for Wednesdays. Times and locations will vary so everyone will hopefully have a chance ...
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Forgotten password problems

A couple of people have emailed me because they had forgotten their passwords and requested a reminder that hadn't arrived ...
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Do YOU turn off the lights??

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National Green Impact blog

National Green Impact blogCheck out the first national Green Impact blog post - written by your very own Sustainable Behaviour ...
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Launch!

It's slowly but surely creeping up on us...join us for free lunch and pedal-powered smoothies TOMORROW at the launch! We ...
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Helloooooo Sheffield!

Welcome to the Green Impact Sheffield 2012/13 website and forum! If you have any questions or problems with your scheme ...
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