Green Impact

Green Impact is a fun and flexible program for staff and students to undertake practical actions to make our University more sustainable.

The Green Impact program is closed for 2020. The 2021 program will open in March.

Piloted for the first time in Australia at the University of Melbourne in 2017, Green Impact is a change and engagement program, developed in the UK by the National Union of Students (NUS) and delivered in Australia by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). It has been implemented by over 400 organisations worldwide to consistently positive feedback from participants.

The program raises awareness of sustainability within each organisation by giving people a focused approach to tackling issues and supporting them in achieving these actions.

How it works

Taking part in Green Impact for University of Melbourne staff, students and retailers simply requires joining or forming a team with the people around you! If you're a student, you can also get involved as a Project Assistant or Student Auditor.

Your team then completes actions from the Green Impact toolkit that have been designed to improve the environmental performance of your workspace, retailer outlet or other space of influence. After completing meaningful actions throughout the year, you will have the chance to celebrate your achievements with other teams and be recognised for your impact at the annual awards ceremony in November.

The program is flexible, social and voluntary and by completing even just one or two actions you'll have taken a positive step in the right direction for a sustainable campus.

Program details

UoM Green Impact 2018 Participants

Green Impact winners

The sustainability change and engagement program has been extremely successful since its launch at the University of Melbourne in 2017. In just two years, hundreds of staff and students have worked together to complete over 2000 actions, making a real impact to the sustainability of the university. To see all the results and winners from 2017–2019 visit our winner’s page and gallery.