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Get Involved in Sustainability 

The University runs many projects to help get staff and students involved in sustainabilty. Explore the projects below to find out more about how you can take part!

Green Impact


A greening programme open to all staff members and postgraduates


Environmental Performance Groups

Supporting Sustainability Logo‌‌

Sharing best practice for environmental behaviour within departments


Green Spotlight

Logo for One Planet Week

Week 6 is our One Planet Week - How to live within our One Planet means rather than the 3 planet rate of resource use that Europe is currently following!  Check out our events page to see what is going on and sign up to our pledges ( to do your bit.  You could even win a prize!


Student Switch Off

An energy saving competition for students in halls of residence


Other Projects

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Get Involved with Green Impact

Departments across the university are going green and they need your help!

Staff and students can work together towards an award with Green Impact by engaging with their easy to adopt schemes and encouraging others to do the same.

The Green Impact program has a lot to offer and is highly flexible. It can be as simple as switching off lights to receiving environmental auditor training. Compete with other departments to win awards at the end of the year!

If you are passionate about sustainability and want to find out more about making a difference on campus then drop us an email at to enquire about joining/starting a team in your department.

Student auditor training

Student volunteers needed:

Once the hard-working Green Impact teams submit their workbooks in February, we start looking for student volunteer auditors. These volunteers will undertake IEMA-approved training prior to being given the opportunity to audit teams of staff across the University. Both the training and the experience will count towards your York Award.

Skills and knowledge you will gain from the day, aiding your CV and employability, include experience of:

  • Teamwork
  • Practical sustainability
  • Knowledge of behaviour change
  • Communication
  • Judgement
  • Planning
  • Time management
  • Auditing

Training will take place at the end of term 2 - check the Sustainability Events calendar for more details. For more information and to register your interest, please contact







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