Green Impact is a National Union of Students project where teams of staff and students work to improve the positive environmental impacts of their departments. Teams work to complete simple tangible actions around the University as laid out in an online workbook. As teams progress through the workbook they get the opportunity to win bronze, silver or gold awards. There are also awards available for individual students and staff who show themselves to be extremely committed to sustainability and the environment.
"Green Impact is a great example of staff and students working together. I challenge all schools and departments to sign up at least one team each next year." – Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg.
Students support the work of the Green Impact teams in two very important ways:
In 2014/15 Green Impact potentially saved the University £22,700 and 197 tonnes of CO2 emissions – that's like taking more than 38 cars off the road for a year!
The 2015/16 scheme was even bigger and better, with 25 teams and 10 of these receiving a gold award. Download Green Impact case study (PDF).