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What is Green Impact?

Green Impact is the University's environmental accreditation scheme. It supports and encourages departments and Colleges across the University in reducing their environmental impacts.

With support from the Sustainability Team, staff and students can form a small team representing their University institution, building, College or lab.  The Green Impact Team sign up to an online workbook and progress through simple, clear and easy criteria towards recognised awards and targets.

The scheme is great for those people who want to make a difference but are not sure how.  The scheme provides recognition and support for those who are already working to improve the environmental performance of their place of work or study at the University.

How to get started with Green Impact 

Any member of staff or student in the University is welcome to access the University of Cambridge Green Impact online toolkit, using the link below. 

Register for the toolkit here - The new toolkit is live!. If you have any questions about how to use the new toolkit, check out our user guide


We've produced a 'Frequently Asked Questions' page which can be found here.

Need some training? Check out SOS-UK's upcoming and recorded webinar series. 

Why get involved in Green Impact?

Participants in Green Impact consistently feed back that the scheme presents a fun and engaging way to make meaningful environmental and sustainability change. However don't believe us - watch the videos below to hear what previous participants have had to say about the University of Cambridge Green Impact programme!

Creating a sustainable campus at Maths (Platinum Award winners in 2018)

Celebrating our first year of Green Impact!

A number of our teams keep coming back to take part in Green Impact! What was it that participants of Green Impact said was the best bit about taking part?

“Raising awareness while having fun and building team spirit!”

“Realising monetary savings in our energy usage.”

“Making people aware and realising what impact they can have.”

“Improving the department!”

“Listening to people’s ideas and coming up with simple solutions.”

“Bringing the department together.”

“Seeing the difference we made!”