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Green Impact helps staff teams across UEA's schools and departments make UEA greener. Teams take up challenges to win awards at the end of the year, and improve the sustainability of their local area.

Students can become members of their School team, or can be trained up to support other teams.

Green Impact statistics 2015-16: 14 teams, 94 team members, 62 trained students, 1957 staff covered by team actions, 308 greening actions across the University

Find out more about the 2016 Award winners

What is Green Impact?

The Green Impact programme sees teams from across UEA challenge their School or Department to improve its sustainable credentials.

Teams are invited to join central campaigns, such as holiday shut-downs and awareness day events, and to support the whole University in becoming more fair and environmentally aware.

An online toolkit guides teams through a range of actions to an end of year celebration of achievements and the resulting awards. The Environmental Officer from Estates is on hand throughout the year to support teams and individuals to get the best results and share their stories across UEA.

Register and access the 2016-17 Workbook

Labs toolkit

The Green Impact programme includes a lab-specific option.

An online toolkit guides teams through a range of actions to support safe, sustainable and secure labs. Catrin Darsley, UEA's Environmental Officer, and the SCI-TECH Environmental Focus Group (EFG) provided advice and support for those taking part. The scheme also represents a Personal and Professional Development (PPD) opportunity for postgraduate students.

Support and student skill-building

Nearly 40 students were trained as Project Assistants for UEA Green Impact 2015-16, and 24 students received official NUS and IEMA-accredited training to audit the final Workbooks.

Watch this space or contact Catrin Darsley for details of being a Project Assistant to teams this year.

Get in touch with any questions and to take part in Green Impact 2016-17

Arrange a meeting with Catrin Darsley, Environmental Officer, to find out how easy it will be for your School or Department to be involved.

Book a Green Impact briefing


  1. When will the programme run? The 2016-17 programme runs September to April.
    • Submission date: 07 April
    • Audits: 26 April
    • Awards Ceremony: 08 June
  2. Who can enter? Anyone! Teams are best when they involve staff from across a wide range of building users, and Catrin can help promote your new team.
  3. I don't know much about green issues... does that matter? Definitely not! The workbook develops from straightforward Bronze Award criteria to tougher Gold Award actions. It celebrates anything you are able to achieve!
  4. How much time do I need? Teams with an hour a week between them manage to achieve some really great results. The programme is flexible, so can fit around competing priorities across the academic year.
  5. Can I work with people in other teams? Each team receives their own award, but you can get points for collaborating with other teams on events or seminars.

Get in touch with any other questions!

Register and access the 2016-17 Workbook

Student opportunities



2016 Awards Winners



Find out more: email Catrin