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Sustainability

 

Now we have launched our Green Impact programme for 2022/2023, you may be wondering about the option to complete an Excellence project. 

Instead of the standard workbook actions, teams can complete a seven-month project focusing on a single topic.

Any departmental or College teams who have achieved Silver for one year or more are eligible to take part in Excellence.

The four project planning/reporting stages outlined in the Excellence tab must be completed by the deadlines set. These are:

You must also notify greenimpactteam@admin.cam.ac.uk when you have completed each stage. Please note that these deadlines differ from the usual Green Impact year.

This option may be best suited to teams who:

  • are at limited capacity 
  • have already identified key areas for improvement in previous Green Impact years;
  • work well with a single-topic focus

Full details can be found in our 

The Sustainability Team are also on hand to help you refine your project ideas. Please email greenimpactteam@admin.cam.ac.uk to set up a meeting to discuss your project. The Excellence framework gives teams the opportunity to work creatively on bigger-picture sustainability initiatives in partnership with other staff, students and in some cases, the wider community. It is a great chance for you and your team to do one project ‘in-depth’ and contribute something bigger to the organisation.

For ideas on topic and scope, you can read about the 2021/2022 Excellence award-winners online:

Girton Sensory Garden

MRC Epidemiology ULT Freezer Centralisation

Jesus College Recycling Centralisation Programme

Projects are assessed in these categories:

  • A) Showing a level of impact, ideally based on measurable metrics and KPIs. 
  • B) Involving stakeholders in the project, ideally including a range of people within and/or outside of the department or institution.    
  • C) Demonstrating innovation, with the project ideally tackling an area not covered by actions in the Green Impact Bronze-Gold workbook, or exploring existing topics in greater depth.    
  • D) Generating lessons learnt and new good practices that can be shared with other teams.

The are judged by a subject expert in the Sustainability Team following this criteria for each category:

  • 0 - does not meet criteria
  • 1 - Marginal
  • 2 - Meets expectations
  • 3 - Exceeds expectations

Teams are required to score 10/12 in order to be awarded an Excellence project. 

Excellence deadlines 

11th November 2022 

Submit project title 

10th December 2022 

Upload a project plan 

24th February 2023 

Complete a project update 

 5th May 2023

Submit a project report