Green at Queen's

The Lanyon building with blue sky

Green at Queen's

Green Impact is a UK-wide environmental accreditation scheme.

University staff take part each academic year and can achieve either a ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’ or ‘Gold’ award for making their workplaces greener. The scheme is currently delivered and supported by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Green Impact is a UK-wide environmental accreditation scheme. University staff take part each year to achieve awards for making their workplaces greener and more environmentally sustainable. The Events Team at Queen's achieved a Silver Award in 2017, and are working towards a Gold. 

We are committed to the Green Impact initiative for a number of reasons:

  • To comply with the 2008 Climate Change Act, there are legally binding national targets to reduce carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 (from 1990 baseline).

  • Queen’s University Belfast has committed to the adoption of these national targets, and future Capital Funding could be linked to our Environmental performance.

  • It’s the right thing to do! We have a responsibility as global leaders in education, and as citizens to protect the Environment.