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Sustainability

 

Get involved in Green Impact to gain and develop project management, teamwork and auditing skills! Benefit your CV as well as your University.

Green Impact is a scheme developed by the National Union of Students bringing staff and students together to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice. The scheme audits and awards departments and colleges based on their sustainability performance, and encourages direct action in the workplace.

Students at the University of Cambridge are encouraged to get involved in Green Impact. Your department or College may already have a Green Impact team, in which case you are welcome to join up with others to make a difference in your place or study - contact us if you want to find out who's involved or view the 2019-20 winners here.

Green Impact Auditors

The departments and colleges which take part in Green Impact are all audited by a team of students at the end of the academic year to verify what they have done and confirm their award. As a Green Impact auditor, we offer you a half day’s training session followed by half a day of practical auditing experience as you visit departments to find out about and confirm their sustainability achievements. A Green Impact Auditor role description is available giving full details on what the role involves and you can hear from our 2019-20 auditors here. The training and auditing sessions for the 2020-21 academic year will take place in early May 2021. Contact greenimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk to register your interest.

"The auditing has been a great way for me to gain both training and practical environmental auditing experience.  Also I got to visit parts of the University that I may never otherwise see!" - Green Impact auditor, 2017