With the Green Impact challenge, the Green Office stimulates employees of the Utrecht University to compete in a sustainability competition. Participating teams will get credits for completing challenges that are mainly aimed at making your working place more sustainable. For example, you could come up with a plan to stimulate your colleagues to take the public transport to work, or make a carpooling plan. You could also stimulate your colleagues to use a re-usable mug for the coffee machine, instead of the single-use paper cups.
By taking concrete action, the Green Impact challenge will initiate positive changes in your working environment, while making your office and the entire university more sustainable. The competition will run from February to June, after which prizes will be awarded to the most successful teams.
Green Impact Toolkit
The Green Impact challenge makes use of an online toolkit where actions are prescribed that the teams can complete. The amount of credits earned for a specific challenge depends on the difficulty level of the challenge. The actions in the toolkit are divided in to different categories that are consistent with the sustainability plan for the future of the Utrecht University.
Do you have your own brilliant idea? Of course we can only stimulate that, so along with the actions that are already described in the toolkit, there is also a lot of space for your own ideas. Want to know what the toolkit looks like? Take a look at the Green Impact website.
The advantages of green impact
- The challenge will provide you with actions that you can implement in your daily life to live a more sustainable life.
- You become part of a sustainability-conscious community within the UU.
- It is a fun way to do bring important changes to your working environment. It’s perfect for teambuilding!
- You are not alone. Small actions that you take on with your team become big actions with the rest of the Green Impact teams. This is how we can really make a difference for the UU in the area of sustainability.