Sustainable UCL


Green Impact

Green Impact is a UCL-wide environmental competition and accreditation scheme that allows departments and divisions across the university to improve their environmental impact, support UCL's Sustainability Strategy and engage peers and colleagues with these essential issues.


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How does Green Impact work?

The scheme works around an online, interactive workbook which gives students and staff the structure to make positive changes to their department or office. The workbook has a range of sustainability actions which are directly fed into the aims of UCL's Sustainability Strategy.

  •  Teams start with the Bronze workbook before moving towards the Silver and Gold workbooks.
  • Once teams have completed the Bronze Award they can choose to create a bespoke sustainability project for their office or department. 
  • Students are trained as Green Impact Project Assistants to help teams complete the workbooks and projects.
  • Students audit teams in May to check the workbooks and projects have been completed.
  • In July there is a Sustainability Awards Ceremony to celebrate the acheivements of our Champions.
  • Last year 60 departments took part in the competition - this year we want more!
     How can I take part?

    Office Workbook

    • Bronze: Complete the 20 actions in the Bronze section
    • Silver: Complete the 36 actions in the Silver section
    • Gold: Complete the 51 actions in the Gold section


    Key dates
    • The toolkit is reviewed every summer and launches in September Green Impact Launch and Training: 2nd October 2019 12 - 1pm
    • Green Impact Project Assistant application deadline: 8th October 2019 10pm
    • Green Impact Project Assistant Training: 16 October 2019 1- 4pm
    • Sustainable Buying in the Workplace - Tuesday 28th January, 1-2pm, Chadwick Building Room G07
    • Environment and Behaviour Change - Thursday 27th February, 1-2pm, Chadwick Building Room G07
    • Green Impact Submission deadline: 15th May 2020
    • Green Impact Audits: 27th May 2020 Awards Ceremony: Mid July 2020
    Green Champion Forum

    Join the Green Champion forum to share resources and meet and discuss sustainability topics with other UCL Green Champions.

    • There is £500 worth of funding available per academic year for staff, students and teams undertaking sustainability projects.
    • Please see the Projects Guide for more information.


    Green Bottle Tags

    Resources and Materials

    Download UCL guides, checklists, stickers and posters to help make your office or department more sustainable

    UCL Green Champion


    This short elearning course gives an introduction to what sustainability means for you, UCL and the wider world.

    It's All Academic Festival

    Case Studies

    Read case studies of how other the UCL community have made their work streams sustainable.