On Wednesday 22nd November, staff and students came together to celebrate sustainability achievements at the University of Salford Green Impact Awards!
Green Impact is a sustainability engagement programme, run internationally by SOS-UK. It’s a simple, fun and flexible way for departments to improve their environmental performance and champion sustainability at the University whilst receiving recognition for their efforts and impact.
How does it work? Staff form teams across the University and work through an online toolkit of sustainability-related actions together, on themes such as Energy & Water, Waste & Recycling, Travel and Health & Wellbeing and Charity & Volunteering. Each action is allocated either 5, 10 or 15 points and the team decides which actions to complete; the total number of points a team achieves will determine whether they receive a ‘working towards Bronze’ status, or a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award. The toolkit is then submitted to SOS-UK and audited by trained student auditors. A team can be any size and cover an office, building, department, or even a whole School or Division.
This year’s Green Impact winners
Did you know that Green Impact has been running at Salford for 10 years? In that time:
- Over 3,100 positive sustainability actions and projects have been completed.
- 340 colleagues have been directly involved in completing toolkit actions.
- More than 150 students have been trained as Green Impact Auditors.
Visit the Green Impact webpage to learn more about the programme and get involved.