At Monash University we acknowledge that we are all responsible for taking actions to minimise our impact on the environment. Our programs are as diverse as our people and everyone has the opportunity to contribute to positive change.
In 2019 Green Impact is back to engage staff to make a sustainable difference in their workplaces at Monash!
What is Green Impact?
Green Impact is a positive staff engagement program that has been developed over the last ten years, through NUS (UK). To date the program has been delivered to over 400 organisation and has reached more than one hundred thousand people, 20,000 of whom have actively taken part in the program. Green Impact is a continual improvement, collaborative and meaningful program that embeds sustainable practices and behaviours into the workplace and will help ensure Monash is achieving our Net Zero Emissions strategy.
Green Impact at Monash
The 2019 Green Impact program is a team-driven staff challenge designed to embed sustainability in the workplace. The inaugural 2018 program saw more the 50 teams with over 200 staff, across our four main campuses and other sites take on and implement 1204 sustainability actions. The program for 2019 has been updated with new actions and there is a specific section for our laboratory staff to bring sustainability to the lab!
To join, staff are encouraged to form a team of 2-3 people and register for the online program.
Each participating team will have access to their own online toolkit where all the sustainability tasks of the program will be waiting for your team to implement, achieve and record. Each criterion is a simple action you can undertake to improve sustainability in your area.
The Wellbeing and Sustainability Engagement Team will run support events, provide regular updates, and will always be available to answer any questions you have. At the end of the program each participating area will be audited to determine and recognise the most sustainable team!
To gain accreditation in each level you will need to complete the specified number of actions in each section before proceeding to the next level:
- Working Towards Accreditation – start doing any of the actions even if it’s only a few;
- Bronze - complete at least 16 of the 20 bronze actions;
- Silver - gain a bronze accreditation and complete at least 21 of the 27 silver actions;
- Gold - gain a silver accreditation and complete at least 20 of the 26 gold actions;
The Overall Winner for 2019 will be the team that gains the highest award/point combination.
Special achievements will be recognised for individuals and teams that implement sustainability initiatives above and beyond the criteria of the toolkit.
For more information and important dates please view this google doc (Monash staff only).