The University of Tasmania’s Sustainability Team invites you to participate in a program that engages teams of staff in shaping the sustainability of our University.
The Green Impact program is designed to celebrate, inspire and recognise the contributions of both professional and academic staff at the University.
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 10 years, with over 20,000 people actively participating.
In Australasia the Green Impact program is supported by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). In 2018, the University of Tasmania joins nine universities in Australia and New Zealand taking part in Green Impact.
The program is an integrated approach to sustainability centered around seven themes:
- biodiversity and community
- health and wellbeing
- energy and carbon
- resources and waste
How to register and get involved
- Create a team of 3-15 staff members and
- Register your team
- Read the online toolkit and decide which actions you would like to take part in and allocate responsibilities.
- Collaborate and take part in new initiatives or communicate what you are already doing with your colleagues and the wider community.
- Upload your actions to your online toolkit before the closing date.
- Join the end of year Sustainability Awards Event.
Catherine Elliott, Green Impact Program Coordinator, Catherine.Elliott@utas.edu.au