I'm a member of staff: how can I take part?

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Anyone can take part in Green Impact including professional and academic staff as well as research staff and students. Green Impact is a fun programme, which allows staff to meet like-minded people, gain knowledge in sustainability and make positive changes. To get started follow the steps below.

Check if your department is already involved

First of all, find out if your department is already taking part in the programme by contacting your departmental Green Champion. If they are, let them know that you would like to join the team.

If your department isn't taking part, or there isn't a green champion, let the Sustainability Communications Officer know that you are interested.

Have a look at an example toolkit: www.greenimpact.org.uk/example, username: example@nus.org.uk, password:example to familiarise yourself with the programme.

Recruit a Team

Green Impact is more fun and easier in a team, so be sure to ask colleagues if they would be interested in joining you. The Sustainability team can put you in touch with a student Green Impact Project Assistant if required and can help with recruiting colleagues. Teams can be composed of staff members or students from a department, lab, office or floor of a building.


Teams sign up to Green Impact via the online workbook. You can choose to complete either the labs workbook or the offices workbook or if you've already completed the Bronze Award you can choose to do a project of your choice (see the project workbook guide).

Criteria are split into different categories, such as biodiversity, engagement, waste etc. Teams can select criteria from multiple categories in the workbook. Each criteria has a score depending on the level of difficulty and at the end of the year the scores are added up.

At the end of the year students are trained in environmental auditing and check that you have completed the actions successfully. They will help you complete ones which you haven't.

Teams receive awards at the UCL Sustainability awards depending on their scores.


Office, Catering & Residences Workbook:

• Bronze: 40 points from Office criteria
• Silver: 60 points from Office criteria
• Gold: 80 points from Office criteria
• Platinum: 100 points from Office criteria
• Excellence: 120 points from Office criteria

Labs Workbook:

• Bronze: 30 points from Labs criteria
• Silver: 60 points from Labs criteria
• Gold: 90 points from Labs criteria
• Platinum: 120 points from Labs criteria
• Excellence: 145 points from Labs criteria


Teams who have completed Bronze Award may undertake a project of their choice: see the project workbook guide.

Key Dates

  • Green Impact 2017/18 launches: 1st November
  • Green Impact Submission deadline: 18th May
  • Green Impact Projects & Office Audits: 30th & 31st May
  • Lab Audits: May- June
  • Awards Ceremony: Mid July

Training Dates

  • Introduction to Green Impact Training (Office): 30th October
  • Green Impact Energy training: 6th December
  • Green Impact Procurement training: 24th January
  • Green Impact Biodiversity training: 26th April
  • More to come!