Students' Unions

What is GISU?

Green Impact students union is our flagship sustainability accreditation scheme for students unions. 2018/19 marks the 12th year of this national programme, and after a full refresh and update two years ago, we’re excited to guide and support you through your sustainability work for the year ahead.

Although it’s called ‘Green Impact’ it’s not just about planting trees or getting your recycling in order, sustainability is a lot more than that, touching on issues of equality, community, curriculum reform, campaigning and much more. Our vision is that through sustainability initiatives on campus alongside the content of the taught curriculum, students will graduate from higher education being equipped to deal with the global challenges we currently face.

We think that students’ unions should be at the heart of this activity, so to help you along the way we’ve created the Green Impact toolkit as a framework for union staff, officers and students to collaboratively address key issues to transform into a sustainable union and campus environment.  


Taking part is as easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Read more about the project on these pages, if you still have some questions get in touch with us at;
  2. Talk to others on campus to find out if you already have an established group, or if you can create a new Green Impact committee to represent your union;
  3. Complete the sign up page!


Check out our top 5 reasons for taking part in GISU!