Green Impact Program

A program designed to celebrate, inspire and recognise the contributions of both students and staff at the University.

As a student or staff member at the University of Tasmania, you're invited to participate in Green Impact – a program that engages teams of students and staff in shaping the sustainability of our University. You'll work together in-person or online, connect with others and take steps towards sustainability.

Green Impact is an opportunity for students and 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.

The program is a holistic, integrated approach to sustainability centred around nine themes:

  • Resources and waste
  • Biodiversity and community
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Energy and carbon
  • Travel
  • Procurement
  • Inclusivity and diversity
  • Engagement and education

Green Impact is an international sustainability behaviour change program. It was developed by students in the United Kingdom in 2006, and has been coordinated by the National Union of Students (NUS) for over 16 years. In 2016, the program won the UNESCO prize for Education for Sustainable Development. Today,  more than 20,000 people have actively participated in the program across universities, schools, businesses, councils and other organisations.

Green Impact provides a framework for empowering and celebrating sustainable behaviour change within universities, with actions mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In Australasia, Green Impact is supported by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability. The University of Tasmania is currently one of fourteen universities in Australia and New Zealand taking part in the program.

The University of Tasmania Green Impact reports:

Get involved

Green Impact student registration

  1. Register for Green Impact students and you'll receive a weekly newsletter with opportunities for you.

Green Impact 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.

Key dates

1 MarchProgram opens for 2023
March- AprilPre-audits for teams
8 SeptemberProgram closes
15 SeptemberAuditing day
NovemberAwards ceremony

Get in touch

Would you like to know more about the Green Impact program or get involved?

Whether you are a current student, thinking of studying with us, a staff member or a member of the community, we welcome your ideas and involvement.

Contact us