Green Impact Award
Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation scheme run by NUS offering an independent benchmarking of a union's sustainability performance. The award challenges Students' Unions to follow environmental best practice and keep sustainability in mind while achieving results for students. The Green Impact Award also seeks to capture the positive sustainability innovations in students' unions and promote them to the public.
The purpose of GISU is to encourage, nurture, reward, and crucially embed sustainability across the activities of a students' union. For decades students' unions have been at the forefront of social and environmental campaigning.
Undeb Bangor: Excellence
We've been very successful throughout our time participating in Green Impact winning lots of national awards:
2015-16: Union of the Year (non-commercial); Gold Award; Special Award for a joint student initiative to Promote Sustainable Development through shared learning across continents, a Partnership Between Undeb Bangor and Makerere University–Uganda
2014-15: Green Impact Excellence for the Love Bangor Partnership and top 5 scoring Students' Unions nationally
2013-14: Union of the Year (non-commercial); Gold Award
2012-13: Green Impact Excellence Award – Bangor Bikes scheme
2011-12: The Co-operative 'Most Improved Union' Award and The Ecologist 'Communications Challenge' Award; Gold Award
2010-11: Bronze Award
You can read more about Green Impact Students' Unions here. We're currently working towards the Award for this academic year.