Green Impact is AUT's sustainability change and engagement programme. It's a fun, free competition where you form teams and complete a range environmental, social and economic areas sustainability actions. Your actions earn you points, and at the end of the competition teams get awards based on the points they've acquired.
It's a flexible programme – you can take part whether you have an hour or just five minutes free a week.
Sign up your team to Green Impact to get access to our bespoke toolkit and begin completing actions.
This year some actions relate to the Circular Campus Programme.
This programme offers a number of workshops and webinars around design thinking, circularity and innovation, along with an opportunity to develop an innovative sustainability project that could also be a Green Impact action. Registrations close on 4 March.
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, get access to events – and most importantly, help us to build a better future that is more socially just, environmentally sustainable and economically resilient.
Here's what some participants have learnt from taking part in Green Impact:
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.
The team size is up to you, but you must have more than one member. The usual number is between four and nine – having a smaller team makes it easier to work through the actions.
Ideally, you would form a new team with your peers. If this is a challenge, send out a call for more teammates ask to join an existing team in our AUT Green Impact Facebook Group or email email@example.com.
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).
Each action is assigned a points value and a type (bronze, silver or gold). For each action 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.
Certificates and points
Working towards Bronze (<75 points)
Bronze certificate (75 points)
Silver certificate (150 points)
Gold certificate (185 points)
If you have questions or need help, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AUT Green Impact group aims to create a community of like-minded people to share knowledge, ask for suggestions and work together to create a more sustainable future. You don't have to take part in the Green Impact programme to join this group.
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