“It was lovely to see such enthusiasm towards each of the new policies and ideas that have been implemented. The team I audited did an excellent job in getting all members of staff to join in activities and accept a new sustainable way of working!
It seems as though the activities, walks, and events have a real sense of community and involvement. The training has provided me with the opportunity and the skills to be a part of a forward thinking programme that is improving people’s quality of working life as well as making workplaces more environmentally sustainable.”
Tabitha Gibbons, Environmental Geography MESci (International).
2013 – present
Number of teams who have taken part
Positive actions taken to date
Actions as a direct result of Green Impact
- Cardiff University have embedded Green Impact across the organisation, with over 40 teams taking part in 2017-18.
- Teams have been making innovative and exciting changes, from improving biodiversity by introducing beehives, to switching to 100% recycled printing paper for the whole University, to installing vermicompost systems.
- The bespoke toolkit has been developed to align with the University’s ISO14001 environmental management system and objectives and targets, to create a consistent and impactful approach to sustainable development.
- 15 student auditors gained IEMA approved training this year, from courses including Environmental Geography, Architecture, Accounting and Finance, Chemistry and Philosophy, amongst others, auditing teams and assessing their impacts.