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It’s our most crucial year yet

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Featured News | 0 comments

It’s our most crucial year yet

NUS’ vice president for society and citizenship Piers Telemacque reflects on Green Impact and the year ahead for staff and students working together on sustainability. 2015 is going to be one of the most crucial years for sustainability in two decades, and our education sector is going to be a key agent for change over the next twelve months. Over the last decade, our impact has gotten bigger every year, and it’s been incredible to see staff and students working together to green their campuses, curriculums and communities. We do this...

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Can nursing survive resource scarcity?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Featured News | 0 comments

Can nursing survive resource scarcity?

Providing cost-effective healthcare over the years ahead will mean thinking about sustainability in an integrated way. Climate change won’t only impact public health, but also our capacity to actually deliver healthcare, especially in the face of depleted natural resources. This is something which nursing and midwifery students are taking increasingly seriously, and at Plymouth University, these issues are being integrated into clinical skills sessions, and have engaged design students in the process. Over 600 Nursing and Midwifery students...

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What we’re offering this year

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

What we’re offering this year

Every year, we see Green Impact expand further and further. We’re so excited to have five new institutions taking part this year, expanding our reach across the sector, while four new community organisations are taking our positive influence across the whole of society. With our reach expanding month on month, we’re committed to improving our support networks as much as possible, ensuring that you’re empowered to make the biggest impacts possible. We’ve introduced a few new things this year, and we want to make sure you...

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Taking Green Impact across the whole of Greenwich

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

Taking Green Impact across the whole of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich celebrated their annual Green Impact awards recently. But they didn’t just congratulate themselves on the achievements of the year behind them. They used it as a platform to expand Green Impact across the entire community – taking student-led sustainability into a huge, diverse range of organisations. This year, Green Impact will be rolled out across: Royal Museums Greenwich; Old Royal Naval College; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; Hadlow College; Widehorizons outdoor education charity. It’s...

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Getting sustainability into the lab

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

Getting sustainability into the lab

Martin Farley has worked at the University of Edinburgh on improving sustainability and efficiency in laboratory settings, and is now doing the same at King’s College London. We spoke to him about the importance of taking sustainability into the lab, and what students and institutions could be looking at to improve their environmental performance. Why do we have to consider sustainability in labs work? Universities today are hubs for research with most in the process of adding to their scientific facilities either through refurbishments or...

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Top 5 Green Impact tips for the year ahead

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Featured News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Top 5 Green Impact tips for the year ahead

Are you starting to get into the swing of the year? Is your team wondering how to make the most of your opportunity to green your workplace? Justine Rose – executive assistant to director of advancement at LSE – is here to share her experience as a Green Impact participant, and has five top tips for making this your greenest year yet. Feeling colder? As the weather gets colder provide “wheaty bags” to help those colleagues who feel the cold stay warmer, also good for neck or back pain. Reuse your old carrier bags Install a...

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Smiles for sustainability from Green Impact dentists

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

Smiles for sustainability from Green Impact dentists

Two years ago, the Dental Postgraduate Department, based at the University of Bristol’s Dental School started delivering Green Impact in partnership with the university. In only its second year, nearly fifty practices took part with a completely bespoke workbook. This month, after the celebrations of the awards ceremony a few weeks ago, the dentists are already launching their third year of Green Impact. “Everyone needs to engage with sustainability if we are going to have a world to pass on to future generations”, explains...

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Our annual awards ceremonies

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

Our annual awards ceremonies

We’re at the time of year when Green Impact teams all over the country are celebrating their social and environmental achievements with annual awards ceremonies. Across our universities, colleges and organisations, Green Impact teams are finding out whether their efforts across the year have earned them a gold, silver or bronze award, after making an incredible 70,000 greening actions throughout the UK across 2013/14. But awards ceremonies don’t have to just be about congratulating participants for their commitment to...

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Greening student clubs and societies

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

Greening student clubs and societies

When you’re engaging students with sustainability, do you think about working with your clubs and societies?  Not only do these groups engage huge numbers of students, they can often be students who wouldn’t normally think of themselves as belonging to the green movement, offering an opportunity for higher impact behavioural change work. The University of Keele Students’ Union have developed their own accreditation mark for clubs and societies committed to developing their sustainability credentials. We spoke to student...

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Excellence across universities and colleges

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured News | 0 comments

Excellence across universities and colleges

Over the last few years, Green Impact Excellence has supported a huge number of students’ unions to develop their own high-impact sustainability projects. But did you know that a growing number of universities and colleges are starting to do the same thing? At the University of Exeter, a number of teams who have been accredited Gold more than two years in a row have taken the opportunity to take on a more ambitious project, taking the institution’s sustainability credentials to the next level of innovation, and allowing teams to take the...

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