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Green Impact program

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The University of Tasmania’s Sustainability Team invites you to participate in a program that engages teams of staff and students in shaping the sustainability of our University. Registrations are now open!

What is Green Impact?

The Green Impact program is designed to celebrate, inspire and recognise the contributions of both professional and academic staff as well as students at the University.

The program is an integrated approach to sustainability centered around nine themes: resources and waste, biodiversity and community, water, health and wellbeing, energy and carbon, travel, procurement, inclusivity and diversity, and engagement.

Green Impact is an opportunity for staff at the University to:

  • take practical action to improve the sustainability of their campuses
  • collaborate with peers they may not usually work with
  • learn about current sustainability initiatives of the University
  • engage in new and creative activities with an element of competition.

Green Impact was developed by the National Union of Students (NUS) in the United Kingdom where it has been run for over 10 years, with more than 20,000 people actively participating.

In Australasia, the Green Impact program is supported by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). In 2022, we join 14 universities in Australasia taking part in Green Impact.

University of Tasmania Green Impact reports:

International examples from Green Impact teams (PDF 4.9MB)


How to register and get involved

Staff registration

  1. Register as an individual, create a new team (3-15 staff members) or join an existing team with your colleagues.
  2. Read the online toolkit and decide which actions you would like to take part in and allocate responsibilities.
  3. Collaborate and take part in new initiatives or communicate what you are already doing with your colleagues and the wider community.
  4. Upload your actions to your online toolkit before the closing date.
  5. Join the end of year Sustainability Awards Event.

Student registration

  1. Register as a team or an individual and we will create a team for your local area or within your College.
  2. Once we receive your registration, we will contact you by email with more details.

Awards

With Green Impact, you can achieve the following awards:

  • Complete any one action from the toolkit to receive a certificate of participation
  • Bronze: complete 15 actions from anywhere in the toolkit
  • Silver: complete 15 bronze and 15 silver actions
  • Gold: complete 15 bronze, 15 silver and 12 gold actions

You can also nominate yourself or your colleagues for special awards:

  • Community action
  • Environmental improvement
  • Engagement innovators (staff)
  • Engagement innovators (students)
  • Green Impact staff champion
  • Green Impact student champion

Key dates

7 March 2022Toolkit opens
      March-April 2022Green Impact pre-audits
5 September 2022Toolkit closes
9 September 2022Auditing day
November 2022Awards ceremony

Contact

Green Impact Program Coordinator, green.impact@utas.edu.au