List of Projects for Collaboration

This page will contain a list of project themes from all Green Impact teams. This will allow you to identify any areas of crossover and make it easier to collaborate with other teams – remember, you get additional marks for this! Keep an eye on this page for updates. If you don’t want to share your project theme, contact

Team Name Team Leader Project(s)
317/26 (Student Access to Mental Health Support) Reducing landfill impacts:

–          Collecting typically ‘unrecyclable’ waste through Terracycle

Where do I put my waste?:

–          Reinforcing University recycling rules

–          Organising litter picks

Animal and Plant Sciences Homegrown lunch club and growers network:

–          Encourage healthy, sustainable eating

–          Establish a network of home-growers to share food and growing tips

Reducing plastic use in teaching & research:

–          Identifying and reducing the use of single-use plastics in labs

–          Reusing plastic where possible

Academic programmes and student engagement Charity – Homelessness:

–          Raising money and awareness for the Cathedral Archer Project

–          Collecting food for local food banks

–          Raising awareness of Period Poverty

 Local cause – Trees:

–          Raise awareness of benefits of trees

–          Tree planting

–          Tree walks

–          Tree talks

 Staff Wellbeing:

–          Encourage togetherness through team lunches

–          Share list of University social spaces 

Biomedical Science Low Waste Labs:

–          Educate lab users on the University rules on waste

–          Work with suppliers to limit waste packaging

Staff Wellbeing:

–          Being more active

–          Skills share workshops

–          Coffee and cake mornings

CiCS CiCS Gardening:

–          Manage & maintain the garden

–          Encourage wildlife & people into the garden

–          Wildlife surveys

Green Festival:

A 3-day festival on 3 key themes:

–          Renewable energy (build your own solar panels; talks on renewables)

–          Food & wildlife (local suppliers; grow your own; talk from Regather)

–          Waste Less (guests from SU zero waste shop; talks on recycling and upcycling)

Reducing meat and dairy intake:

–          Promote benefits of less meat/animal products

–          Sustainable diet event, in line with Veganuary

Economics Wellbeing – Dealing with illness at work:

–          Mental health awareness campaign

–          Coffee mornings

Geography Community:

–          Spreading geography research to the community

–          Organizing litter picks

–          Putting on film nights


–          Offsetting carbon footprint generated by field trips

–          Step challenge

Food for thought:

–          Raise awareness of food waste

–          Meat free challenges

–          Support the Real Junk Food project


–          Encourage more activity in day

–          Walking meetings

–          Regular exercise opportunities

–          Mindfulness

–          Craft sessions

Travel Strategy:

–          Work towards sustainable travel policy

–          Promote virtual alternatives to traveling

–          Encourage sustainable transport locally

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Growing rare UK plant species:

–          Growing rare UK plants in offices

–          Seed and cutting sharing

–          Talks on benefits of greenery in offices and home

Human Resources Sustainable Food:

–          Vegan/vegetarian awareness

–          Online recipe book

–          Talks

–          Food tastings

Information School   Supporting Food Banks:

–        Raising awareness of food banks-        Fund and food raising

–        Talks on food banks

Energy Awareness:

–         Reduce energy consumption: awareness raising, campaigns, switch off events and energy audits

–        Create top tips and energy awareness videos

Trade Fairer:

–         Fairtrade awareness campaign

–        Support Fairtrade Fortnight

–        Talks on Fairtrade

–        Surveys – who buys Fairtrade?

Healthier Produce:

–        Encourage growing and eating of healthier produce

–        Seed growing competitions

–        Healthy produce map

–        Healthy eating challenges

Journalism Think Before You Take a Drink!:

–          Raise awareness of single-use plastic waste

–          Make reusable bottles the norm

–          Poster campaign

Medical School + Sam Fox House Eco-nnection:

–          Develop an e-cycling network between departmental buildings

–          Install video conferencing technology to limit travel

Reducing Waste:

–          Eliminate single-use cups and other equipment

–          Implement a compost bin

–          Encourage food sharing

Mental Health Awareness:

–          Encouraging staff to prioritise their mental health

–          Support mental health awareness day

Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Energy Saving:

–          Reduce energy consumption

–          Communicate energy saving initiatives to students

–          Report on energy consumption

Food Wastage:

–          Reduce food waste

–          Collaborate with Save our Sandwiches

–          Amend food ordering policy/procedure

–          Create bio-fermenter to make energy from food waste

Partnerships and Regional Engagement Reducing Waste:

–          Reduce food and packaging waste

–          Sharing food with ‘food sharing’ stickers

–          Plastic free picnics

–          ‘How to Give Up Plastic’ talk


–          Improve mental and physical wellbeing

–          Create series of wellbeing & mindfulness activities

ResLife &


Fairtrade Office:

–          Increase Fairtrade knowledge and understanding

–          Support Fairtrade Fotnight

–          Promote ‘simple swaps’

 No More Single Use Plastic:

–          Cater events with minimal waste

–          Promote Campus Cups with staff and students

 Shop Smart, Think Smart:

–          Reduce impacts of fast fashion

–          Encourage second hand shopping

–          Hold swap shop

–          Teach basic repair skills

–          Encourage ‘make your own’ 

Sitran Lab Waste – Changing Tips:

–          Changing pipette tip policy

–          Invest in reloadable pipette tip boxes

–          Measure plastic reduction rates

Vegetable Patch:

–          Create a sustainable vegetable plot

–          Donate produce to food banks 

University Health Service Butterflies and Bees:

–          Create an insect friendly space for everyone to enjoy

–          Host a talk on the plight of pollinators

–          Complete an insect survey

Western Bank Library Power Down, Green Up:

–          Reduce energy usage at the library by changes in procedure

–          Reduce single-use plastics

–          Sustainable travel events

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