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Make Green Impact your new year’s resolution

Green Impact teams from schools and divisions across the University came together in November 2019 to celebrate National Tree Week by planting five hardy elm trees on the Sussex campus

Green Impact is back and we are looking for teams across the University to help us tackle the climate emergency. Make it your New Year’s resolution and sign up today.

The scheme is a great way to work with colleagues to make your workplace more sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

Teams who sign up get access to an online step-by-step guide to making environmental improvements within their department. As teams complete actions and make progress they become eligible for bronze, silver and bronze awards.

Claire Tymoshyshyn, Green Impact lead for the University of Sussex Business School said: “The recent tree planting event was enjoyed by all members of our Green Impact Team who took part. It was lovely to take time out of the office and give something back to nature. It is events like these that really help to foster a sense of community between colleagues across campus also working towards achieving their own departmental Green Impact goals.”

Green Impact is bigger than ever at Sussex – with over 150 staff actively involved. 
Over 1,000 staff have taken part in the scheme since 2015.

Following the University’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019, we’ve tailored our Green Impact guide to reflect the demands of our campus more than ever – taking an increasingly plastic-free approach and including more actions focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How to sign up

It’s easier than ever to get involved. Simply register a new team - or join an existing team - on our website. Or email the local project lead, Emma Price, for further information at:

Don't forget to register for the Sussex Sustainability Assembly on Wednesday 19 February - become part of the campus community taking action towards a more sustainable Sussex.

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By: Sean Armstrong
Last updated: Wednesday, 29 January 2020

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