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Green Impact UCL
What is Green Impact?
Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and award scheme. It allows departments and divisions across the university to improve their environmental impact and engage staff and students with essential issues. Last year over 50 universities and colleges took part in Green Impact across the UK.
I'm a member of staff: how can I take part?
Teams sign up to take part in Green Impact; they may be composed of members from a department or floor of a building. Last year 25 UCL departmental teams took part in the competition. And this year, we're working to make this number even higher.
Participants take part in Green Impact by working through an online workbook of criteria. Criteria are split into Bronze, Silver and Gold categories, depending on how demanding they are. Depending on how ambitious teams are, they can aim for any one of these scores.
At the end of the year, this online workbook is submitted and the teams are audited by UCL students or staff. Teams that have accumulated enough points will be rewarded with nationally-recognised accreditations at our Green Impact award ceremony.
For more details see the Programme description (Word doc). And for a more general introduction to Green Impact, watch the video below. We also run informal drop-in sessions to provide support and advice for your Green Impact team. Find out when the next session is here.
I'm a student: how can I take part?
Ask your supervisor, Departmental Administrator or Head of Department whether they’re taking part in Green Impact. If they're not, encourage them to do so; Green Impact is an essential way to improve your department's environmental impact.
If they taking part, you can work alongside them to improve the impact of your department. We can even give you training to help you take part; it’ll improve your department’s environmental performance and look great on your CV.
Get involved. Make a positive environmental impact and engage staff and students with these essential issues. Register your team's online workbook now. If you'd like any more information about Green Impact, please email greenucl[at]ucl.ac.uk. And if you'd like to discuss the programme further or need help setting up your workbook, we're happy to come and visit you in person.
Register your workbook here: www.greenimpact.org.uk/ucl
- Green Impact 2013-14 workbook LIVE - October 13th 2013
- Green Impact drop-in session with Q&A - October 17th 2013 12-2pm, Gordon Square (24) 105 (email alex.green[at]ucl.ac.uk to reserve your place)
- Ongoing Green Impact drop-in sessions
- Green Impact workbooks close - midnight Monday 3rd March 2014
- Green Impact workbooks audited - March 2014 (time and date tbc)
- Awards ceremony - April 2014 (time and date tbc)