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.
What is the connection between climate change, environmental justice, and prisons? Jess Bradley - NUS' Trans Officer - explains.
Last year, in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation and with support from the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, NUS launched a Fairtrade award for universities and col
We're mid-way through the #SDGTeachIn! It's been so motivating seeing everyone's updates on Twitter. Here's what Rana Parween has to say about integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (S
The climate crisis is a racist crisis. Black Students' Officer Ilyas Nagdee explains why.
Sustainable food systems not only reduce environmental harm and minimise waste - they bring people closer. These four food enterprises, supported by NUS' Student Eats, have community connection at th
Dr Alison Greig, Director of Education for Sustainability (EfS) at Anglia Ruskin University, shares three ways to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into learning during the #SDGTeachIn
NUS Scotland Vice President (Education) Jodie Waite supports the #SDGTeachIn in this blog considering the role of sustainability in education.
SOAS University of London is pleased to announce that it has fulfilled its promise of March 2015 to divest from fossil fuels within three years. This makes SOAS the first university in London to fulf
Jessica Lavie, BA Fine Art student at the University of Northampton, tells us how pledging to the #SDGTeachIn connects to her work with environmentally-conscious art.
Vice President Robbiie Young shares his top 3 updates on the Divest-Invest: Emissions Impossible campaign, in the third edition of this monthly blog.
Congratulations to all of our valued participants on the Green Impact Students' Unions programme!
This month, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee called for a 25p surcharge on disposal coffee cups.
The Green Impact network consists of a wide breadth of organisations, teams and individuals. This month showcases the project at the University of Manchester.
Dr Debbie Bartlett, Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader MSc Environmental Conservation at the University of Greenwich, tells us how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) feature in h
The report, Homes Fit for Study, is compiled from research into student experiences of energy in the private rented sector, funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust.
The University of Huddersfield has confirmed that its ethical investment policy screens out all investments in fossil fuel companies.
The Further and Higher Education (FE and HE) sector is making a collective call to vice chancellors and principals to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability
Dr Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick, tells us how he'll be particpating in the #SDGTeachIn.
Keya Khandaker from youth activist group Accountability Advocates tells us why they are supporting the SDG Teach-in.
In this guest blog, UCL student Selai Saydzai tells us about her experience of becoming a senior Green Impact project assistants - and why other students should do it too!
UWE is the first university to fully commit to the SDG Teach-in. How is your institution doing?
The Green Impact network consists of a wide breadth of organisations, teams and individuals. This month showcases the project at the University of Sheffield.
This month, Unite Students� in-house sustainability engagement programme won the Behavioural Change & Employee Engagement Award at The Energy Awards.
The festive season is a great time of year for teams to complete Green Impact tasks in a fun and social way. Here are some of our favourite activities we've heard about this year.
Vice President Robbiie Young shares his top 3 updates on the Emissions Impossible: divest-invest campaign, in the second edition of this monthly blog.
This Monday, NUS hosted a parliamentary reception to celebrate ten years of its sustainable behaviour-change programme, Green Impact.