Green Impact is a sustainability initiative developed by the National Union of Students UK, empowering students to lead the way on positive behaviour change across the country since 2007.
NUS, in collaboration with ACTS, are currently seeking Expression of Interest from institutions in Australia and New Zealand to launch the Green Impact program here in Australasia in 2018. Please get in touch to register your interest, or ask any questions about how Green Impact can work for your university.
Currently running at over 200 locations worldwide, Green Impact provides a framework, bespoke to your university, to empower staff and students to work together and make positive social, environmental and economic differences on a local level.
After completing an online workbook of actions tailored to the university, Green Impact rewards the work of your staff and students with a year-end award ceremony at your university to recognise the action taken over the academic year.
Green Impact allows you to drive forward the cutting edge of sustainability through empowering students. In the UK, students’ unions and their parent institutions are working together to take action on education for sustainable development, reverse the decline of pollinating insects, develop their own socially responsible business models, and much more.
This yields benefits far beyond environmental responsibility. Green Impact brings new people together; it develops more streamlined ways of working and makes huge cuts to energy bills. It also develops essential employability skills and knowledge among students, instilling values which last beyond their time in education.
More than that, it creates stronger links on campus between students and staff, and builds relationships with the local community.
Whether your university is new to sustainability or doing lots of work already, Green Impact is the perfect way to bring all your sustainability initiatives together, maximising their collective impact.
Together, bottom-up greening action can make a huge difference. www.nus.org.uk/greenimpact
Watch the ‘Introduction to Green Impact’ webinar to learn how Green Impact can work for your institution.
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