Green Impact Workbook 2016/17

The 2016-17 workbook is now live! 

Here are some of the key information including changes to the workbook that you should be aware of 

Dates for the Diary    Scoring Methodology   Achievement Report Dashboard

Moving Evidence       Key Changes               Updating Team Information


Dates for the Diary


September - Workbook is now Live

Friday 14 October - Green Impact Workshop 11.30-1.30pm 


Monday 13th March - Workbook Submission Deadline 

Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 March - Green Impact Audits

May - Green Awards (Location and Date to be confirmed)  

Scoring Methodology

There has been a small increase to the number of actions that teams need to complete to get each award level, these are as follows:

Working towards accreditation: have completed any action within the workbook
Bronze: have completed at least 20 of the 22 Bronze actions   
Silver: have reached Bronze standard and have completed at least 22 of the 26 Silver actions 
Gold: have reached Silver standard and have completed at least 18 of the 21 Gold actions [Last year 17 out of 20] 

Achievement Report Dashboard

This is a new feature which will show you an overview of key information for your team such as the number of actions and points you have achieved throughout the year.



Moving Evidence

If you would like to move evidence (comments, photos, documents) from last year’s workbook to this years  please check out our 'How to Guides' in the Green Impact Resources or contact 


Key Changes

This year there has been some changes to the workbook including an additional action and amendments to existing criteria.

Please note the Lab and Catering criteria have not changed.

New Criteria 

GO21 –The team has supported the promotion of university wellbeing events and messages throughout the year.

Changed Criteria

SO26 - The team have organised and facilitated at least two School/ Departmental social events to promote environmental awareness over the course of the year e.g. a coffee morning or bike to work breakfast.  This can include supporting other University campaigns such as Green Week, Fairtrade Fortnight, and Bike to Work Week.

General Changes

Feedback from participants in the 2015 Green Impact Scheme has identified a desire for more social aspects to be included within Green Impact.  To reflect this, a number of criteria have been updated to encourage and allow social events to be used as a way of promoting environmental messages throughout the year. Criteria which require communication of environmental initiatives can now be met through discussion at coffee mornings or staff events. The criteria themselves have not changed, but rather can now be achieved through more means. See criteria B001 as an example.

Please refer to the ‘How you will be audited’ sections of the workbook to identify how each criteria can be achieved.

Point System

A new point scoring system has been added to the work book. Each criterion is now worth a designated number of points. These points vary depending on the importance, difficulty and time required to complete the criteria. As in previous years the teams with the highest total points on submission of their workbooks will be eligible to achieve the Platinum award. 

Please note that the new  points system does not affect the process for obtaining Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.  It has been added as an option for teams that wish to do that little bit more. 


Updating Team information

If you wish to update your Green Impact team, please email our NUS representative Katie Jepson with your name, team name and who you would like to be removed.

Any issues please email