Green Impact

Green Impact is an environmental programme that brings together people from across the University. It enables staff and students to play an active role in improving the sustainable practices of their building, department or college.

Take part by creating or joining Green Impact teams and work your way through a bespoke online toolkit. Follow the three simple steps below to get going!

  1. Create a team - Encourage your colleagues and peers to join your team. Green Impact is open to teams of all sizes: any office, building, department, laboratory or college – whatever suits you.
  2. Head to and click “Register” in the right hand menu, add your team name and contact details. You will receive a welcome pack.
  3. Start to complete actions from the toolkit, ticking them off as done and uploading comments and evidence on the way so you can keep track of your progress.

What should I expect?

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Green impact is flexible. It can adapt to the size or complexity of your site and how much time you or your team want to take. Green Impact is voluntary, fun and has no fixed commitment. 

The outputs are real and result in positive changes.  All staff and students can form teams or join existing teams, teams can be all staff or all student - though having both staff and students will work best.

Actions vary: some are quick, small actions, while others might be longer term projects focusing on one or two areas.

Actions have ranged from changing the type of paper used, embedding sustainability into staff introductions, introducing a bike pool scheme to a biodiversity garden. The list is endless.

Small quick tasks add up too, for instance if all staff and students at the University saved one piece of paper each day over the three eight week terms we would save 8,215 reams of paper a year.

If you are not sure how you can make the most of Green Impact or what might fit you best please contact the Environmental Sustainability team, for an informal discussion.


What will I get?

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Whether you are staff or student we hope that all who take part will learn new things, meet new people, build new skills and enjoy bringing about positive changes that make a difference.

Green impact get involved

There is support and resources available:

  • Through the Green Impact network both at the University and nationally.
  • Resources and discussions are available on the University’s Green Impact SharePoint page.
  • Contact us at if you require any assistance
  • Find the Environmental Sustainability team on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @OxfordEnvSust to stay up to date. You can also follow the #GreenImpact hashtag.

See what some other teams have done:

Awards - Green impact 2017

Department of Materials supports Green Impact

The RSL is participating in the Green Impact scheme 

Said Business School supports Green Impact

Department of Engineering Science supports Green Impact 


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