Green Impact Scheme

Green Impact has now closed

The latest Green Impact scheme ended on 22nd April 2020.

Thank you to all staff and students who participated in this scheme and helped to make it another success! We are currently in the process of auditing teams and assigning rewards, and will update this page with further in information in the next month. 

Please contact Marianne Mooney with queries or for more information.

Green Impact for staff  

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, Silver, Gold or Platinum Awards. Actions can include energy saving, recycling, transport, wellbeing, and staff/student engagement. 
Anyone can get involved, usually in a team. Teams can be of any size, from across the whole University, and need a member of staff to lead the team on behalf of their department or residence.

Key dates this year are: 

Toolkit submission date: 22nd April 2020 

Audit date: 6th May 2020 

A digital awards ceremony will be held in June, to recognise the achievements of staff and students who take part. 

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

Teams can request Green Impact Project Assistant to help with their actions. Please contact Marianne Mooney to find out more about this.

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

Green Impact Fund

Need some extra resource to help you hit criteria and get your Green Impact Awards?

Apply for our Green Impact Fund!

Green Impact teams can apply for up to £100, to support anything that helps the team complete criteria - this could be events, activities, equipment or initiatives.

All we ask is that you send us photos and a description of how the fund was used within the scheme and how it benefited your team.

How do I apply?

Send a proposal of no more than 300 words, outlining what you are planning to use the money for and why your Green Impact team would benefit, to Marianne at

Green Impact for students 

Students can get involved in Green Impact by becoming a Green Impact Project Assistant or a Green Impact Project Auditor 


Green Impact Project Assistants (GIPAs) help staff teams achieve their Green Impact Awards and gain practical experience and important skills in communication and project management, as well as contributing towards sustainability within University departments. This opportunity is not currently open.


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. This post will be opening soon.

Audits will take place on 6th May, with a mandatory training session before that. 

Keep an eye on our Volunteering webpage for more information about these opportunities.

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

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 our Laboratory Efficiency Assesment Framework (LEAF) alongside the traditional scheme.

Green Impact sponsors

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