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Green Impact. Jess Cordy Sustainable Development Placement Charlotte Taylor Green Impact Project Officer. Project Cycle. Teams implement changes October-February. * Workbook amends and initial audits August-October. Workbook launch and team recruitment September-October. Celebration

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green impact

Green Impact

Jess Cordy

Sustainable Development Placement

Charlotte Taylor

Green Impact Project Officer

project cycle
Project Cycle

Teams implement changes

October-February

* Workbook amends and

initial audits

August-October

Workbook launch and team recruitment

September-October

Celebration

April-May

Workbook Submission and Audits

March

Evaluation

June-August

workbook
Workbook!

www.greenimpact.org.uk/leeds

green impact criteria categories
Green Impact Criteria categories
  • Biodiversity and the Community
  • Greening Teams, Action Plans and Communications
  • Electricity/Energy
  • Heating
  • Procurement
  • Travel
  • Waste- Recycling, Reusing, Reducing
  • Water
getting started with bronze and silver
Getting started with Bronze and Silver

Challenge: What are the ‘quick wins’ with maximum impact?

How would you implement these?

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B017: Department has identified, ranked and documented what it believes are its five most significant environmental impacts, and identified steps to reduce these.

your environmental impacts
Your environmental impacts
  • Surroundings in which an organisation operates
  • Includes air, water, land, national resources, flora, fauna, humans and their interrelation
  • Surroundings in this context extend from within an organisation to the global system
impacts and aspects
Impacts and aspects

Environmental Aspect

  • any element of an organisation’s activities, products or services, that can interact with the environment.

Environmental impact

  • any change to the

environment, whether

adverse or beneficial,

wholly or partially

resulting from an

organisations activities,

products or services

example impacts and aspects
Example: Impacts and aspects

Impact: contributes to global warming

Aspect: Use of printer

Impact: use of fossil fuels: burden on earths resources

Activity:

Printing agendas for meetings

Aspect: Use of paper

Impact: Deforestation

exercise
Exercise

Identifying your own environmental aspects and impacts.

  • Brainstorm your activities
  • What environmental aspects are associated with these?
  • What are the environmental impacts of this?
  • Identify the significance of each impact:
    • Intensity
    • Likelihood
general consideration
GENERAL CONSIDERATION
  • Direct or indirect
  • Real or perceived
  • Occur under normal operating conditions
  • Occur under abnormal operating conditions
  • Due to accident
  • Due to incident (eg vandalism)
  • Due to past (or future) activities
how can the lead environmental contacts support the green impact teams
How can the lead environmental contacts support the Green Impact teams?
  • Support team leaders to find teams
  • University-wide communications
  • Link between departments
  • Secure line manager’s approval- with your help
  • Launch events, workshops, extravagant awards ceremony…

Jess Cordy: j.cordy@leeds.ac.uk

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How can the Green Impact Project Officer support Green Impact teams?

  • Support the Lead Environmental Contact support you
  • Provide you with national statistics/ communications
  • Help finalise the workbook
  • Provide detailed feedback for University and individual teams
  • Lead workshops and provide support whenever you ask it
  • Charlotte Taylor: charlotte.taylor@nus.org.uk
contact details
Contact details

Your Green Impact Project Officer:

Charlotte Taylor

charlotte.taylor@nus.org.uk

07817 010 044

Green Impact Project Manager:

Jo Kemp

Jo.kemp@nus.org.uk

07818 592813

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