As part of People & Planet's Go Green Week, the NUS and Students Organising for Sustainability, UK are co-hosting and organising a webinar exploring Decolonising the University.
The RecycleLeague competition has engaged over 39,000 students across 10 universities, and the University of Worcester has been named as recycling champions.
Student Switch Off is our sustainability engagement campaign for students in halls of residence. Resident volunteers help make the campaign a success, and build skills through their volunteering.
Over half of all UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuels, and participate in the just transition to a low-carbon world.
At the Student Sustainability Summit on the 4th November 2019, Fope Olaleye, NUS Black Students' Officer, chaired a panel called 'Climate Justice for Who?'.
A summary of the 2018 Student Eats (Food and Farming) conference
Let's take a moment to celebrate the winners of the Green Gown Awards 2019
As we continue driving our work forward and striving for more progress and better solutions to our climate and ecological crisis, it's important to take a moment to celebrate excellent work.
Green Impact is one of SOS-UK's flagship sustainability engagement and change programmes. It supports organisations, staff and students in making tangible changes to their practices.
45 seconds. That's less than the time it takes to boil the kettle, take out the rubbish or brush your teeth.
In August 2019, the European Students Sustainability Auditing project, funded by Erasmus+ came to a close, and we're now able to launch all the resources we've developed through the project.
Recently moved into student accommodation? Now is the perfect time to adopt some healthy habits and implement a more environmentally friendly lifestyle when you move into your new halls or home.
My World My Home is a prestigious leadership development programme for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 delivered in association with Friends of the Earth.
As the UK heads to the polling station once more on 12 December, SOS-UK is calling for the climate emergency and ecological crisis to feature at the centre of commitments.
In the lead up to November 30th, we are encouraging young people to come together and promote the importance of woods and trees. We are giving away grants to support with planning the event.
To share their leadership and learnings from the progress they've made as part of the programme.
Keele University and KeeleSU first joined the Responsible Futures programme in 2014 as part of the pilot cohort. As one of three host partnerships, they aim
Anglia Ruskin University and Anglia Ruskin Students' Union first joined the Responsible Futures programme in 2014, first accredited in 2016, accredited for a second time in 2019.
After 5 years of increasing levels of partnership engagement with the Responsible Futures programme, we are taking an exciting next step in our learning through the introduction of host partnerships
Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) is a new educational charity that seeks to get more students leading on and learning about sustainability. Building on fifty years of leading-edge camp
In the last 18 months, I've become a professional tree hugger! In the summer of 2018, I was successful in gaining a summer research placement with the United Bank of Carbon (UBoC),
The SAVES2 project had a successful second academic year in 2018-19 and is now preparing to make an even larger impact in 2019-20. Here's what we've been up to this year.
The Youth Strike 4 Climate movement, led by children and young people from across the globe, has been going from strength-to-strength over this year.
Congratulations to all unions who took part in working for a sustainable society!
Polling shows support for greater teaching of climate change and radical reform in UK school system
Our Green Impact Special Awards are a fantastic way to highlight those teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond to embed sustainability into their department, organisation or their commun
Green Impact for Health works with 11 NHS Trusts, dental practices and GP surgeries across the country to tackle sustainability issues within each area and we're excited to share two new developments
In March 2019 we launched our Green Impact dentistry programme across the South East of England to promote sustainable practices and support dentists through a sustainability leadership course.
London Metropolitan University have been taking part in Green Impact since 2016 and with keen teams of staff across the university, we wanted to share with you just what staff at London Met have
We have been working with Isle of Wight businesses over the past year to promote sustainability as being good business sense. The Seaview Hotel are one such business on the island who are responding
I chose to study my undergraduate degree alongside staying on to complete my masters at Keele University due,
Today marks the release of the fourth annual �Sustainability in Education� report from the National Union of Students (NUS), EAUC, University and College Union (UCU), Association of Colleges (AoC) an
Students for Trees are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) and we would like to support you by giving out small grants!
The NUS Sustainability team have partnered with Future We Want to scale up their Carbon Footprinting in Schools Programme.
NUS has launched #Plastic Pollution Free � a campaign to support educational institutions on their path to reduce plastics pollution!
The Garrick Green Impact team as the London School of Economics focused on single use coffee cups this year for their Green Impact project and have saved a whopping 49,000 disposable cups from being
Over the past few months Sophia has been volunteering as a Green Impact Project Assistant (GIPA) to learn more about what the University of Essex staff are doing to reduce their impact on the environ
Our research, conducted in partnership with IEMA and The Equality Trust, which aimed to understand the current picture in terms of race and inclusivity across the environmental sustainability sector
From Green Impact auditor at the London School of Economics to owner of The Weekly Shop - hear Diana's story of why plastic pollution drove her to set up her own business.
Green Lancaster are planting thousands of trees to offset Lancaster University's travel emissions
NUS released a joint statement with UK Student Climate Network on the Youth Strike 4 Climate Movement
The Green Impact team from the Estates and Facilities Department at the University of Chester organised a Swish Swap Shop event to encourage recycling and upcycling unwanted items.
This year 14 universities in Australia and New Zealand are now taking part in Green Impact. Our partners Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) share with us their success in engagi
We had a very exciting 2018 growing our Green Impact programme into new and exciting sectors. We now work with 10 NHS Trusts, over 60 businesses across the Isle of Wight plus new universities -
Over the past year 290 organisations ranging from students' unions to museums have been engaging staff and students with all areas of sustainability.
Your Vice-President (Society & Citizenship) Zamzam Ibrahim reflects on where Divest-Invest is currently at, and how we can win in 2019 through collective action.
Sheffield University has created it's own Hedgehog Friendly Campus campaign to educate staff, students and the local community on hedgehogs and how to help them thrive.
The University of Manchester celebrated another successful year of their Green Impact programme with 89 teams and 4 students winning an award!
In 2017 RootAbility, a non-profit social business based in the Netherlands, began delivering Green Impact in Europe using their expertise to grow Green Impact within Europe, and now have 5 universiti
The Isle of Wight is the first island to take part in Green Impact, supported by Island businesses and an innovative partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight Chamber o
Green Impact is one of NUS�s flagship sustainability engagement and change programmes. It supports organisations, staff and students in making tangible changes to their practices, processes and ways
Queen's University Belfast have developed a leadership programme for students who volunteer for Green Impact, to help them to gain the skills, knowledge and attributes to become future environmental
This year we completed our eighth consecutive year of research with students studying in the UK, looking at their expectations for and experiences of teaching and learning for sustainable development
tracking students' experiences and expectations of teaching and learning for sustainable development
The University of Bedfordshire become the twelfth signatory to NUS and People & Planet's co-developed Fossil Fuel Declaration.
Green Impact is based on continual improvement and iterative design. Here we give you a sneak preview of six fantastic developments look forward to in the year ahead.
The Green Impact Students' Unions 2017-18 awards have been announced - Congratulations to all unions who took part in working for a sustainable society!
NUS� Student Sustainability Survey told us that 79% of students would support a tax on non-recyclable packaging used and 52% support a ban on single-use plastics altogether.
In this final edition of his monthly blog, Vice President Robbiie Young reflects on the past two years of organising on the Divest-Invest: Emissions Impossible campaign.
The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators
Vice President Robbiie Young shares his top three updates on the Divest-Invest: Emissions Impossible campaign, in the sixth edition of this monthly blog.
Press release from Cambridge Zero Carbon following the university's forceful eviction of their divestment occupation.
NUS President Shakira Martin shares reflections on attending a UNESCO conference about youth and sustainability.
Press release from Cambridge Zero Carbon following a triple banner drop from three Cambridge bridges.
Did you know that the NUS sustainability team can provide consultancy support to complement your Green Impact programme or develop the sustainability skills at your organisation?
We spoke to Queen's University Belfast about how Green Impact works at their university - from effective communications, to fun outreach, to keeping things fresh.
Vice President Robbiie Young shares his top three updates on the Emissions Impossible: Divest-Invest campaign, in the fifth edition of this monthly blog.
Green Impact labs' issome of the most popular specialised content across all our Green programmes, so this month we'd like to give a round-up of how this has been developed over the years, some insi
Both University College London (KCL) and King�s College London (KCL) run the annual Sustainability Awards, a programme facilitated by NUS�s Green Impact.
Since 2004, the Green Gown Awards UK and Ireland have been recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.
We asked over 1000 students about their views on consumerism and business ethics � here�s what they said.
This blog post comes to you from inside the finance office of the University of Cambridge - from the Cambridge Zero Carbon Society
Last month we were joined by 15 staff with sustainability remits across FE and HE unions to launch a new Professional Development Network for the movement.
Martin Samson studies Economics and Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Here, he reflects on his participation in the Responsible Futures Auditing Programme.
We've published the 7th year of research into students' experiences of teaching and learning for sustainability.
Last month, NUS held its first-ever 'teach-in' for the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was met with huge enthusiasm from students and educators alike � we're already planning
Anglia Ruskin University is delighted to have signed up to the Fossil Fuel Declaration, a partnership between the National Union of Students and People & Planet. Here's their announceme
The National Union of Students and the Environmental Association for Univeristies and Colleges (EAUC) were invited to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in January 2017 by the British Council in Uzbekist
NUS has been calling for the National Student Survey (NSS) to include questions about environmental sustainability for five years. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has now agr
Danny Hyde, bar manager at Trinity Saint David's Students' Union (TSDSU), tells us about his bar's commitment to becoming plastic-free.
Hayley Cooper, student at University of Central Lancashire, shares her story of organising a farmers' market supported by NUS' Student Eats.
Vice President Robbiie Young shares his top three updates on the Divest-Invest: Emissions Impossible campaign, in the fourth edition of this monthly blog.