How Does Green Impact Work?

Green Impact works in an annual cycle, which is broken down into the below six stages.

The timescales can be adapted to your requirements so get in touch with us to start planning your cycle.


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1. Planning & toolkit development
2. Team recruitment
3. Teams implement actions
4. Toolkit submission & audits
5. Awards event
6. Evaluation & feedback

At each stage, you take the following actions and benefit from our support.

Stage Your actions Our support
  • Developing a project plan and actions for the bespoke online toolkit for your organisation
  • Circulating the behaviour change baseline survey to staff
  • Organising working meeting to plan the program and start developing the toolkits, considering current practices and the organisation’s aims and ambitions
  • Hosting of the online toolkit
  • Promoting Green Impact amongst staff, encouraging them to form Green Impact teams
  • Recruiting students as Green Impact Project Assistants to support the teams as volunteers (optional)
  • Working meeting to design the recruitment process, based on good practices of other institutions
  • Assisting the development of promotional materials and a program launch event
  • Support the delivery of a one-day training for project assistants (optional)
  • Supporting teams in realising their actions; at least 1 to 2 members of your sustainability team or Green Office invest between 2 to 8 hours per week to support teams
  • Continued support of project assistance (optional)

  • Half-day on-site training for participating teams
  • Catch-up calls and remote mid-term review
  • Access to online resource bank
  • Ongoing technical support for the toolkit
  •  Supporting teams to submit their actions online so that their final score can be calculated
  • Recruiting (student) volunteers as auditors
  • Provide support and materials for training day for (student) volunteers who then conduct the audits
  • Providing results of online toolkits to auditors
  • Organising an awards event to celebrate the teams’ and auditors’ achievements and efforts
  • Sharing tips and tricks on how to best organise the awards event based on good practices from other institutions


  • Sharing the feedback report with each team
  • Distributing the link to the program evaluation amongst the Green Impact teams
  • Providing overall impact report for the organisation and feedback reports for every team based on the results of their audits
  • Sharing of the results of the evaluation and impact survey
  • Organising working session to evaluate the program and plan for the next year’s cycle