Green Impact

Join LSE's multi-award winning sustainability engagement programme, coordinated by the Sustainability Team and charity SOS-UK. We have the longest running Green Impact programme in the world!

“I am using what I have learned through taking part in Green Impact to put sustainability into our department's 2025 strategy, and hope to find ways to more strongly encourage people to be sustainability-minded’’

Green Impact Team (2021)

What is Green Impact?

Green Impact has been designed to bring teams together to learn more about sustainability and raise awareness both of what LSE is up to, but more importantly, to enable staff to become more engaged with sustainability in its various forms. It focuses on continual improvement, collaboration and meaningful change.

Green Impact teams complete criteria from a themed 'workbook'. Most of the criteria is left to you to do at your own pace, but you must have all your evidence uploaded by 2 May 2023, when auditing begins! At the end of the year teams are presented with an slate award at the annual Celebration of Sustainability

How can I take part?

1. Ask your Department/Division/Institute/Residence if they have an active Green Impact team you can join, if there's not an existing team then ask around to try and recruit an additional member or two! Click here to access the Green Impact microsite.

2a) Joining an existing team? Contact the Programme Coordinator, Kate, on to be added to the Green Impact mailing list and Teams group.

2b) Starting a new team? Great! You will need to register that team by emailing Kate on, and we'll also add everyone to the mailing list and Teams group.

2022/23 Timeframe

Timetable for 2020/21 Green Impact schedule
 Michaelmas Term

2 September: Green Impact launches (workbook and guidance available)

October: Launch event on 25 October, 3:45-5pm (register here)

 Lent Term

w/c 20 March: Reaching the Finish Line event

 Summer Term

2 May: Evidence submission deadline

17 May: Student Auditing 

Early June (date TBC): Celebration of Sustainability

Throughout the year

Support in the form of drop-in sessions, check-ins by the project coordinator, ad-hoc events; and monthly emails and a dedicated Green Impact Teams Channel.

2021/22 Teams (updated 07/03/22)

  • Bankside (Hall)
  • Butler's Wharf (Hall)
  • Catering
  • Department of Geography and Environment
  • Department of Government
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Methodology
  • Estates Division
  • Events Team
  • Finance Division
  • High Holborn (Hall)
  • Human Resources Division
  • Library
  • LSE Careers
  • Marshall Research Institute
  • Passfield House (Hall)
  • Rosebery (Hall)
  • Student Marketing and Recruitment


Previous Years