Green Impact is our UNESCO award-winning change and engagement programme – it helps staff and students understand sustainability and social responsibility, shows them what they can do to make a difference, and supports them in achieving these actions. 

Full programme information here:

Programme fees and included content for 2020-21 are:


Green Impact 2020/21 fees

(first year)

Green Impact 2020/21 fees

(subsequent years)

Up to 1,500 FTE

FTE staff

1,501 or more FTE staff

Up to 1,500 FTE

FTE staff

1,501 or more FTE staff

£6,595 (+VAT)

£7,895 (+VAT)

£5,595 (+VAT)

£6,895 (+VAT)


Online toolkit and reporting
Support to develop and host your bespoke online toolkit and ongoing technical support which includes:

  • Tailored actions and innovative design of your programme to link your toolkit with wider sustainability strategies, global issues and UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Live dashboard of personal and national progress for teams and departments, and local admin access to monitor progress
  • Specific actions for your catering outlets developed alongside the Soil Association enabling easier accreditation for the Food For Life Catering Mark (this includes a discounted accreditation rate with the Soil Association as well as specialized support for your catering outlets to achieve this external accreditation); and Labs actions developed in partnership with S-Labs, Kings College London and the University of Bristol
  • Ability to brand your toolkit to fit with organisational sustainability branding
  • Annual reports for each team and organisation to demonstrate reach, impact and achievements

Project management support, as agreed with your dedicated SOS-UK Project Manager, which may include, but are not limited to

  • Regular (monthly or fortnightly, as required) support and idea sharing calls to guide you through each stage of the process
  • Up to 5 on-site visits over the course of the year, as agreed with your dedicated Project Manager, which may include, but are not limited to:
    • Project planning and toolkit development
    • Launch event - support with on-the-day event management, speech and/or workshop delivery
    • Support and feedback workshops for GI teams
    • IEMA Approved auditor training and support with audit coordination
    • Awards event – support with on-the-day event management,  speech and/or workshop delivery
    • In your first year, an additional two days of support are allocated to develop a comprehensive organisational review and proposal for creating you bespoke programme
  • Coordinated networking with other GI organisations as required to help shape your GI programme 

Communications and resources

  • Access for you, your teams and students to a series of tailored Green Impact support and skill sharing webinars, online events and resource banks
  • Opportunity to profile your teams and innovations through our regular international newsletter and website
  • Certificate templates for all Green Impact teams and student volunteers
  • 15 sustainably sourced Green Impact Awards and stands
  • Green Impact cost-price shop for sustainable products for teams and departments (e.g. refillable drinking water bottles, awareness stickers, room thermometers, etc.);
  • Support in engaging your students’ union in your Green Impact programme
  • Actively supported to collectively shape the strategic development of the programme and celebrate the collective achievements of Green Impact across the sector
  • Centrally curated sponsored Special Awards to recognise local actions and impacts on an international stage

Required by host organisation

  • Enthusiasm to develop an innovative and impactful Green Impact programme!
  • Local contact responsible for the co-development and delivery of the programme
  • Ability to deliver local day-to-day communications and coordination, recruitment and support of teams and students
  • Lead on gaining top-level buy-in
  • Printing of awards certificates, or additional awards beyond the 15 provided; 
  • Venue or catering costs for training, support and awards events
  • Commitment to maintain regular communication with your designated SOS-UK Project Manager

Sign up to this programme through our online form

For more information on any element of Green Impact, please contact Katie Jepson at or on 07974646112.