Green Impact at UNSW

About Green Impact

Green Impact is a change and engagement program that works with universities to people understand sustainability and social responsibility. 

The Green Impact program was developed in the UK by the National Union of Students (NUS). Over 500 universities and organisations have since used the model to engage more than 100,000 people to become more sustainably-minded with a greater sense of social responsibility for the environment. A quarter of those has actively taken part in the program. Over 2,500 students have been trained and actively participated in the program too. 

Green Impact at UNSW

We first participated in the program in 2019, with 200 staff and students from across UNSW getting involved. In partnership with Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), UNSW was one of 14 Universities competing in the Green Impact. Watch this to see how we took part in 2019. 

In 2020, 277 staff and students across 50 teams participated in Green Impact and logged a total of 1123 actions.   

UNSW 2020 Highlights

Due to the ongoing COVID impact, UNSW didn't participate in 2021 but plans to be back with a bigger and better program in 2022.