Green Impact Scheme

PLEASE NOTE: GREEN IMPACT IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING IN 2019.

Green Impact has concluded for 2018 and we are currently reviewing the scheme for 2019. 

Please keep an eye on this page for further updates, or sign up to the Green Impact newsletter

The Green Impact Awards Scheme is a practical way of helping staff and students to become greener during their time here at Bristol, whilst celebrating the small steps that individuals are taking to reduce our collective environmental impact.


Green Impact for staff and students

The Green Impact scheme challenges you to implement a number of easy actions within your department that will help the environment. The more actions you complete, the more points you score, leading to a Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver, Gold or Platinum Award. Actions amongst other things include, saving energy, recycling, transport, health and wellbeing, and volunteering.

Anyone – staff or student – can get involved, usually in a team. Teams can be of any size, from across the whole University, and any student or member of staff can lead a team on behalf of their department or residence.

The Green Impact portfolio (PDF, 2,645kB) showcases the scheme and highlights the achievements made by winning teams.

Photos from the 2018 awards ceremony, as well as a full list of winners, will be uploaded here soon!

Green Impact supports the University's PositveWorking@Bristol initiative find out more at PW@B 


Volunteer as a Green Impact Project Auditor

Students can get involved in Green Impact by becoming a Green Impact Project Auditor. Once Green Impact workbooks are submitted, workspaces are audited to ensure that all actions ticked in the workbook have been carried out. Student auditors will receive certified NUS training and guidance to carry out the audits, and will gain invaluable, hands-on skills in communications, leadership and environmental auditing whilst helping bring about real change.

Watch this space for further Green Impact volunteering opportunities in 2019!


Sponsor the awards

Thank you very much to our generous 2018 sponsors: Suez, EDF Energy, TEC and Corona Energy

They supported the Green Impact Awards by:

  • sponsoring the scheme through a donation of £200-£500
  • providing prizes for our winning teams
  • providing freebies  for "goodie" bags we give to winning teams at the awards ceremony.
  • sponsoring one of our annual special awards: Environmental Hero, Community Action, Student Leadership, and the Green Impact Proudest Achievement Award for £500.

Sponsoring Green Impact provides an opportunity to contribute to your corporate social responsibility objectives, exposes you to a wider university community, associates you with a UNESCO award winning program, and shows a continuing interest in sustainability within Bristol following the 2015 Green Capital year.  For more information on how your organisation could help us run the scheme, please contact Martin Wiles.

Keep up to date

Not sure where to start? Sign up to our newsletter for all the best tips and advice to help you achieve your Green Impact award!

Do you work in science?

You can take part in Green Impact Labs alongside the traditional scheme

Green Impact sponsors

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