Green Impact is a national scheme tailored for you which provides simple and effective ways for staff and students to improve the sustainable practices of their building, department or college. There is also a special category for laboratories.
Every year we celebrate Green Impact at our Sustainability Showcase event
The University has been involved with Green Impact since 2013. To date over 100 teams have taken part. Actions range from changing the type of paper used and introducing a bike pool scheme through to creating a biodiversity garden. The list is endless!
So whether you are part of a small team, or work on a really complex site, everyone in the University can help to make a difference. Why not start your Green Impact journey today?
Create a team. Encourage your colleagues and peers to join your team. Green Impact is open to teams of all sizes: any office, building, department, laboratory or college – whatever suits you.
Head to the Oxford University page on the Green Impact website and click “Register” in the right hand menu. Add your team name and contact details. You will then receive a welcome pack.
Start to complete actions from the toolkit. Tick them off as done and upload comments and evidence on the way so you can keep track of your progress.
Green Impact is flexible. It can adapt to the size or complexity of your site and how much time you or your team want to take. Green Impact is voluntary, fun and has no fixed commitment.
The outputs are real and result in tangible positive changes.
All staff and students can form teams or join existing teams. Teams can be all staff or all student - though having a mix of both staff and students usually works best.
There’s a huge variety of activity: some teams carry out a number of quick, small actions. Others prefer to take on longer term projects focusing on one or two areas.
The Green Impact teams receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze award as part of their accreditation.
Green Impact achievements and awards are celebrated as part of the University’s annual celebratory Sustainability Showcase event.
Whether you are staff or student, we hope you will really enjoy your Green Impact experience. The scheme is a great way to meet new people, find out more about environmental issues at the University and play a practical part in making a difference.
Green Impact also provides training for students to become Green Impact auditors and project assistants. Both opportunities enable you to bring about change today while equipping you with valuable employability skills and experience for tomorrow.
All in all, Green Impact is a fantastic way to enhance your CV and potentially kick-start a career in the sustainability sector.
Support and resources are available:
See what others are up to at:
Botnar Research Centre
Richard Doll Building
Research Services - 5 Worcester Street
Research Services - Robert Hooke Building
Research Services - Boundary Brook House
Social Policy and Intervention
The Queen's College
Zoology Foster Lab
The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
Radcliffe Science Library
Bodleian Book Storage Facility
Old Road Campus Research Building
Oxford School of Global and Area Studies
Kennedy Institute and Labs
Oxford University Press
Primary Care Health Sciences
Academic Office Kellogg College
Lady Margaret Hall
Chemistry and labs
Oxford University Innovation
Saïd Business School
Philip Priest, Oxford University Innovation
Rodrigo Hernandez and Gabrielle Kiliman, Kellogg College
Vikki Rose, Oxford University Press
Marcus Boswell, University Sports
If you are not sure how you can make the most of Green Impact or what might suit you best, please contact the Environmental Sustainability team at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat.
Green Impact and Student Switch Off are key engagement programmes
Students receive training to be Green Impact auditors or project assistants
We are always communicating the benefits of joining Green Impact
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