About Green Impact

Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation scheme that runs in universities and colleges across the UK. The University of Sheffield has taken part since 2009/2010, as part of their behaviour change strategy to reduce carbon emissions - they have committed to a 43% carbon emission reduction by 2020.

ACSE Green Impact Team

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering cares about the environment and that is why we have formed an ACSE Green Impact team that is dedicated to improving the Department's impact on the environment. As a result of this we will aim to provide you with information on all our green initiatives and information on how you can get involved.

ACSE SMART Action Plan 2016:

  1. Go paperless - meetings, committees, lecture notes, feedback, welcome packs, etc.
  2. Purchase and use reusable glass bottles for water at meetings and events
  3. Reuse envelopes for internal mail - box in photocopy cupboard for old envelopes
  4. Reuse plastic bags accumulated by staff – put box in reception area
  5. Promote healthy eating, 5-a-day, seasonal and local produce
  6. Replace staff tea and sugar with fairtrade products
  7. Project mark sheets to be submitted and marked on MOLE and assignments to be submitted via turn-it-in
  8. Promote environmentally friendly and healthy meat free days
  9. Promote cycling or walking to work and the use of public transport to staff and visitors
  10. Improve the Department's cycling facilities internally and externally

The ACSE Green Team is currently a Bronze Award holder and also received the Best Newcomer Award for 2013/14.
The ACSE Green Team can't wait to implement their 2016 SMART Action Plan and this time we are going for silver!
Read the full news item HERE.

Team members:

  • Laura Gribben
  • Richard Holmes
  • Nichola Barnes
  • Jaye Taylor
  • Professor Tony Dodd

For more information please email greenacse@sheffield.ac.uk