Green Impact is a team-based programme where you complete a range of actions in areas like climate change, biodiversity loss and health and wellbeing. Your actions earn you points. Students enter teams and complete tasks from a set toolkit, competing against other teams to win awards.
It's a flexible programme – you can take part whether you have an hour or just five minutes free a week.
Green Impact 2020 has finished for the year.
The programme will begin again early in 2021, but you can sign up any time from now (until it closes in September 2021) to register for it. Once you’ve registered and the programme begins in 2021, you can start to complete actions from the toolkit, ticking them off as done and uploading evidence and comments along the way to track your progress.
Green Impact will help you develop valuable employability skills and is an excellent asset on your CV. You'll also interact with like-minded people worldwide – and most importantly, help us to build a better future that is more socially just, environmentally sustainable and economically resilient.
The team size is up to you. It’s preferable that your team has more than one member and there is no upper limit. The usual number is between five and nine, as having a smaller team makes it easier to work through the actions.
Ideally, you’d form a new team with people who are located near you or with your peers. If this is a challenge, email us and we'll help you find a team to join: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. If you live in a flat or student accommodations (halls), you can use a special residence toolkit. Look out for it when you register.
If you’d like to be involved in making AUT and our country a more sustainable place, compete with other teams across the University and get recognition for your achievements, we’d like to hear from you.
To take part, all you have to do is:
You’ll then receive regular themed information on how to tackle sustainability issues.
You can find out more about how to use the toolkit.
An action is a single, small task – you'll find a list of these described in the toolkit (when you register to take part in Green Impact, you get access to the toolkit).
A project is a larger, bespoke task that you and your team can create and develop together. You must submit a proposal for your project to the Sustainability Team so that we can make sure it meets our criteria and goals.
Each action or project is assigned a points value and a type (bronze, silver or gold). For each action or project you complete, you collect points. You need to collect a certain number of points to earn a bronze, silver or gold certificate, but you can complete any action types – bronze, silver or gold – to reach the required total of points for that certificate.
For example: to earn a silver certificate, your points must total or exceed 125 – so you could complete a Silver Project (105 points) plus one Bronze Action (5 points) plus one Gold Action (15 points) to reach 125 points in total.
Certificates and points
Working towards Bronze (<75 points)
Bronze certificate (75 points)
Silver certificate (125 points)
Gold certificate (175 points)
If you have questions or need help, contact us: email@example.com
The Green Impact Facebook page aims to connect and showcase the amazing efforts of programme participants across Australia and New Zealand, working together to create a better future for all – people and planet.
About half of waste sent to landfill in NZ is compostable. Learn how to make good use of food scraps and reduce your carbon footprint – attend a free workshop with the Compost Collective and complete action B031 in the toolkit.