Green Impact

Green impact at the University of Birmingham was an environmental accreditation and awards scheme that brings staff and students together to enable and showcase postive changes in the environmental practice. 

This scheme provided a framework to channel general enthusiasm for sustainability into concrete and measurable action.

By implementing simple, tangible, positive steps that can make a real difference, the programme allowed staff and students to have a genuine impact on the environmentally-friendly practice and sustainable behaviour of their university as a whole.

How we did it

Teams of staff were given access to an online workbook with Bronze, Silver and Bonus award criteria to complete and work towards.

The Green Impact online workbook outlined specific and measurable criteria, covering several main aspects of sustainability: Waste, Water, Travel, Energy, Procurement, and Greening Teams & Communications.

The programme first started running at the university in 2009.


Want to know more?

Green Impact Resource Page

Green Impact UK


Award Ceremonies

Find out who won each category at our previous award ceremonies.



All teams received a little cactus, provided by Winterborne Botanical Garden