Actions which have been completed are highlighted in green and actions which are being implemented are in yellow


The institution's and union's bank accounts are with an ethical bank, and encourages its staff to invest in an ethical pension fund.


The institution and students' union have a policy which states that all staff including interns, are paid at least the living wage and that the college will not employ anybody on a zero hours’ contract and this has been implemented across the institution's practices. – Query whether this is relevant/we do in fact


The partnership has shared case studies promoting its sustainability related achievements, impacts and outcomes with both NUS and the AoC.


The partnership has actively engaged, or lobbied where necessary, the local authority or another local organisation on at least two separate sustainability issues within the last 12 months.


When the institution and students' union purchase any printed materials (such as prospectuses), or freebies to give away at events (e.g. pens, magnets, sweets etc.), it has effective systems in place to monitor the number purchased, left over and ensures that it does not significantly over order.


The partnership is actively involved in promoting the health and wellbeing agenda to both students and staff.


The institution's estates team routinely collaborate with learning and teaching staff to create educational opportunities through their sustainability-related work.


There are explicit examples of the institution's sustainability work and achievements in prospectus and course materials. – liaise with marketing


The partnership has included Education for Sustainable Development and liberation themes as a standard part of training for course representatives, council members or equivalent and can show how they have worked across the organisation to organise it.


If the organisation does not have a course representative or equivalent system, it is working to develop one.


The partnership has developed a culture of sustainable and active travel.


The partnership's working or coordinating group has some external stakeholders on it, from the local community or national sector bodies.


The partnership has a joint commitment to divest from fossil fuels in its pension schemes and endowment funds or, if it doesn’t have any, to create a policy stating it will never invest in fossil fuels.


The institution has a garden for growing vegetables and/or fruit that staff, students and/or community members can engage with. The site can be on or off campus.


Please note that this can include Student Eats gardens.


A renewable energy installation (e.g. solar water heater, solar panels, urban wind turbine) has been installed on one or more of the institution's buildings.


The partnership has made sufficient staff or student resource available to substantively progress the issues related to Green Impact.


The institution has provided professional development opportunities for relevant staff on the sustainability issues related to Green Impact.


Within the current academic year, the institution has made funding, or related resources, available to staff and students so that they can develop their own projects that support the aims of Green Impact.


The institution has a comprehensive sustainable travel plan and has developed a culture of sustainable transport for staff and student commuting and travel.


A sustainability statement is included in the job descriptions of all staff within the institution and students' union, and student officers within the students' union.

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