Green Impact Program
Green Impact is a fun and flexible program designed to empower people who care about sustainability. The program supports UTS staff to join with each other, form teams, and work together to undertake sustainability actions, big and small.
How it works
- Create your own team (minimum 3 people), or join an existing team
- Register via the online portal.
- Browse the online ‘toolkit’ of suggested actions to undertake (take notice of the Working From Home actions)
- Choose the actions your team will undertake
- Work on your actions, having fun along the way
- Teams earn points as they complete actions
- Towards the end of the year, student auditors will audit each team
- In late October, an awards event recognises and celebrates everyone’s achievements
Working from home? Don’t worry! Approximately three quarters of the actions can be tackled, either in part or in full at home.
Each individual action is rated bronze, silver or gold depending on the time commitment or level of difficulty.
Celebrating our Achievements!
In just one-year, Green Impact has become extremely successful in bringing together like-minded staff to work towards sustainability goals. Over 8 months, 84 staff in 14 teams completed 260 sustainability actions across the 3 award levels and 7 different categories: waste, energy, water, travel, procurement, engagement, health & wellbeing.
Feedback from participants:
‘Green Impact makes us inspire each other to be more sustainable at home & at work’
‘I have met new people from different units across UTS thanks to Green Impact’
‘The program has sparked up more conversation about sustainability initiatives and I feel personally motivated to find ‘greener’ ways of doing things’
Join the program
Students can apply to be volunteer auditors, applications open in August. Student auditors do not need any prior experience and will receive ISSP* approved training and a certificate. (* International Society of Sustainability Professionals)
Originally developed in the United Kingdom by the National Union of Students (NUS) and delivered in Australia by Australasian Campuses towards Sustainability (ACTS), Green Impact is being run at 14 universities across Australia and New Zealand.