2010-2011 Green Impact Awards

This was the third year of Green Impact at the University of Bristol. We were the first university to do Green Impact and were  one of 35 universities running Green Impact Awards this year.

In 2010/11 we  tried to keep changes to a minimum we added one criteria to bronze and silver, as always raised the bar a little. We slightly increased the score for bronze plus and silver. We added criteria for sustainable food and health and well being (teaming up with the Sport, Exercise and Health team).

Award levels remained the same, working towards, bronze, bronze plus and silver but you could achieve a gold level by getting 500 points as this was not a competitive award anymore. There were also 3 platinum awards based on the highest scoring departments and an overall winner.

The biggest change for that year was that the workbook was now an on line workbook .

Please find the Best practice portfolio for 2009/10 here.

April 2011 Green Impact Newsletter

Award Levels

Green Impact Awards 2010/011 winners announced

The University has announced the winners of its annual Green Impact Awards at a ceremony in the Victoria Rooms celebrating the hard work teams have put into greening their departments. 

Hosted by Professor David Clarke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and attended by staff and students from across the University, teams were presented with awards made either from recycled windscreens or glass bottles.  

The three top teams gaining ‘Platinum awards’ were Procurement, Space and Asset Management and Estates Administration, Hospitality and Dorothy Hodgkin Building.

The overall winner prize went to Procurement, Space and Asset Management and Estates Administration’ in recognition of gaining over 680 points.

Other awards went to 5 teams for achieving Gold, 4 teams for Silver, 11 for the new Bronze Plus award, 2 for Bronze and 3 teams for ‘Working Towards’ Green Impact.

Special Awards, for the additional actions that teams took, included ‘innovation’ and ‘getting students involved in the scheme’. These teams received an additional prize of a food hamper from the student run BUST Food Coop. Awards were given for actions such as establishing a car share system developed through an online course booking software and running a clothes swap event raising money for a local charity.

Martin Wiles Head of Sustainability said ‘Green Impact grows from strength to strength each year and this year is no different. We had a strong showing this year from laboratory based departments which I hope to build on next year. I also want to build on the work students are doing on sustainability and link that to Green Impact. Well done to everybody who got involved’.

Green Impact Awards 2010-2011

The Award Winners

Overall Winner

Procurement, Space and Asset Management and Estates Administration



Dorothy Hodgkin Building


Procurement, Space and Asset Management and Estates Administration.






Dental Postgraduate Department

Institute for Learning & Research Technology

Security Services

5th Floor Senate House





Capital Projects

The Multifaith Chaplaincy

School of Veterinary Sciences,  Dolberry Building

Medicine and Dentistry Faculty Office









Bronze Plus

Catering, Churchill Hall

Education Library

Nanophysics & Soft Matter Group

Exams Office

MVB Support

Wills Memorial Building Library

Conference Office

Careers Service

ChemLabS, School of Chemistry

Engineering Faculty Office and Queen’s School Office

Computer Centre



Research Floor Level 7

School of Clinical  Sciences

Oral and Dental Sciences


Working Towards

Student Counselling Service

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

School of Chemistry


Special Awards: 


INNOVATION AWARD - Dental Postgraduate Department


GREENING OTHER DEPARTMENTS  - Dorothy Hodgkin Building


BEST IMPROVER  - Catering, Churchill Hall

BEST NEWCOMER  Education Library

HIGHLY COMMENDED GREEN IMPACT AWARD - Procurement, Space and Asset Management and Estates Administration


ENVIRONMENTAL HEROES - Ben Seymour and Fred Quinn


Green Impact Sponsors 2010-2011

This year we have been very lucky to receive sponsorship from the companies noted below, so a very big thank you to them:

shred-it logo

Shred-it provide the University with its confidential waste paper and other media disposal, you can find out what Shred-it do to help the environment.

EDF Energy supplies the University with 95% of its Electricity, you can find out what EDF are doing on sustainability.