Green Impact Awards 2012/13
About the scheme
The University of Bristol Green Impact Awards offer a practical way of helping staff and students to become greener, whilst celebrating the small steps that individuals are taking to reduce our collective environmental impacts. Green Impact challenges you to implement a number of easy practical actions that will help the environment. The more actions completed the more points are scored, leading to a Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver or Gold Award.
Green Impact Halls- New this year, Green Impact Halls is a way for students to work through actions designed to help ‘green’ halls. Actions range from recycling to volunteering to setting up a sustainability event.
There is a separate workbook for Green Impact Halls.
Please note the deadline for Green Impact Halls workbook closed 22nd March 2013.
Green Impact Universities- Open to all departments, focuses on office based activities but can be used by any department. www.greenimpact.org.uk/bristol. The workbook is now open, with final submission required by 3rd May 2013.
Green Impact Catering- Working with University Catering Staff, the Catering tab has been designed with criteria specically aimed at reducing the specific enviornmnetal impacts related to this work environment. Sign up at www.greenimpact.org.uk/bristol and work through the Catering tab. Final submission is required by 3rd May 2013.
Green Impact Laboratories– Working with a national scheme called S-Labs, the University has helped develop a green impact scheme just for labs. Focusing on what can be done by lab staff it looks at efficient cold storage, fume cupboards, ventilation and heating, chemicals, waste and water.
There is a separate workbook for Laboratories. Sign up at www.greenimpact.org.uk/bristollabs. The work book is now open with final submission by 3rd May 2013.
Want to know more contact Martin Wiles at email@example.com .
Green Impact Hospitals– Working with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, a new scheme has been developed that both hospital staff and University staff working in the hospital can get involved in.
There is a separate workbook for Hospitals. Sign up at www.greenimpact.org.uk/uhb. The work book is now open witht the final submission by 3rd May 2013.
Green Impact Dental Practices- This scheme has been specifically tailored to reduce the environmental impact of dental practices by highlighting easy sustainable actions for you to implement.
There is a separate workbook for Dental Practices. Sign up at www.greenimpact.org.uk/nhsdentist. The work book is now open with final submission required by 18th January 2013.
Green Impact Excellence– For those departments that have achieved a consistently high score in Green Impact you have a chance to focus on a particular sustainability project and achieve an excellence award which holds for two years. Martin Wiles will contact departments that are eligible.
Aims and outcomes
Green Impact aims to empower individuals and teams to reduce their environmental impact by encouraging, rewarding and celebrating practical environmental improvements.
Who can get involved?
Any staff or student from across the University can participate. There are different schemes to suit different groups (see key schemes). Teams can be of any size, from any location or function. The schemes are not aimed at any one type of post-holder – any member of staff or student can lead on behalf of their department or residence, and the more people you can get on board, the easier it will be, you also get extra points for getting people involved.
Please see the specific workbook introduction for your scheme for more details.
There is also the opportunity for students and staff to train as Green Impact Auditors to assess team’s greening achievements. NUS offer training prior to the audits taking place starting from March 2013. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org information about becoming an auditor.
What ‘impact’ has Green Impact had?
Find out more about how green impact has helped reduce energy and water use, increased recycling and promoted sustainable travel - What impact green impact?
What people have said about the Green Impact Award scheme in the past?
"This is the second year that Capital Projects have been involved in the Green Impact Awards. In the first year we achieved a bronze level award which looked at some of the basic ways in which we dealt with our day-to-day business. What became apparent is that we can make a lot of relatively minor changes to the way that we do things but have quite a big effect.
In the second year, we targeted and achieved a silver level award. In order to achieve this we had to look closer at the detail of our work and the scheme became more of a team effort, and featured heavily in update briefings, and monthly meetings. The team seemed to get behind the scheme and get stuck into changing their own behaviour! As a trained auditor for the scheme I also got a great deal out of the process personally and met lots of enthusiastic people wanting to do the right thing!
I feel that in the third year of Green Impact we will be questioning a great deal more about what our supply chain do and look to try and reach a little further that our direct team, and hopefully make yet a greater difference!" (Kevin O'Flaherty, Capital Projects )
“The Green Impact Awards has been great at bringing the different teams working on the 5th floor of Senate House together. Collecting stamps, the charity book sale and our green tips of the month are now well-established parts of life on the 5th Floor.” (Jenny Campion-Smith, Planning Office)
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Green Impact Sponsors 2012-2013
We are pleased to announce that SITA and Shred-it are sponsoring the Green Impact Awards 2012-13. If you are also interested in sponsoring Green Impact this year please contact Martin Wiles at email@example.com