Get involved with the Green Impact Awards this year

On Monday 4 September the Green Impact Award programme kicks off with a virtual launch event

The Green Impact Awards at The University of Birmingham are a great way to embed sustainable working practices within your department or team. 

Last year 27 teams were awarded either Gold, Silver or Bronze in recognition of their sustainable business practices. 

This included actions such as creating collection points for hard-to-recycle waste items, reducing the number of individual deliveries by suppliers, and encouraging biodiversity in green areas across the Edgbaston campus. 

Green Impact is a United Nations-recognised accreditation programme that celebrates improved ways of working and encourages collaboration. 

More than 1,500 organisations including universities, hospitals, research institutes and local councils take part in the awards. 

The University of Birmingham is one of 17 universities across the UK to take on the challenge in 2023. 

Last year, Winterbourne House and Gardens secured both Silver and Gold; the team successfully raised awareness among staff and volunteers about the importance of conservation in all aspects of Winterbourne’s operation. 

The Healthcare Technologies Institute was also recognised with a Gold award. This year it introduced facilities to create digital papers instead of printing, used recycling schemes for plastic-ware in labs - such as pipette tip box recycling - tracked chemicals to save duplicating items, and told new starters about ways they can get involved in sustainability during inductions. 

For the academic year 2023-24 the programme will begin with the virtual launch event on Monday 4 September.  

The webinar will cover what the awards are, the new Green Impact toolkit and how teams can get involved. Make sure you register so that you do not miss out. 

You can also join the Green Impact Teams channel ahead of the event to get the latest updates. 

Find out how you can get involved in Green Impact and other sustainability activities at the University.

For any queries contact the sustainability team direct.


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