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Postal address:

Sustainability Team, Estates Division
London School of Economics
Houghton Street


Visiting address:

Sustainability Team, Estates Division
3rd floor, 1 Kingsway


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Green Impact

"I encourage all divisions and departments to participate in the Green Impact challenge, as a key step in our approach to addressing climate change and implementing the School's Environmental Sustainability Policy."
Professor Julia Black, Interim Director of LSE

Green Impact teams are working on campus and in Halls of Residence to reduce the School's environmental impact. Teams encourage staff and students to change their day-to-day behaviour and to cut their carbon footprint by taking part in projects and implementing practical actions.  

Every year departments are audited and receive a level of accreditation - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum for the top scoring team.

You can see a full list of results and participating departments from previous years on the Celebration of Sustainability pages.

How does Green Impact work?

Green Impact Leaders work alone or lead a team in their department or hall of residence to implement a project or actions that are in the Green Impact workbook.

The project runs on a yearly cycle. Below is this year's key dates:

  • May - Launch
  • June - Early-March - Teams plan and complete the Green Impact Workbook and their projects
  • Mid-March - Teams submit their project report and workbooks and are audited by student volunteers
  • May - successful teams are awarded at the Celebration of Sustainability
  • June - September - An evaluation period takes place and the project is adapted ready to relaunch in October

Green Impact Workbook

The workbook contains several criteria involving simple actions to embed sustainability into departments. Teams are supplied with a workbook guide to help them complete the workbook. Teams from catering units or residences have a different workbook to complete which has been adapted to suit their workplace. Each team progresses through the workbook, then submits their completed workbook to be audited in the Lent Term. To achieve higher Silver and Gold Awards, teams can coordinate their own sustainability project. Ideas and advice for projects can be found in the Project Guidebook. 

View the LSE Green Impact Workbook (registration required).

Green Impact Audit

Teams are audited by staff and student volunteers in the Lent Term. Applications for Green Impact Auditors for 2016/17 are now closed, however will re-open in February 2018 for the 2017/18 audits. 

Green Impact Project Assistants

Every October students can apply to become a Project Assistant. They play a crucial role in supporting a team to complete their project or workbook. Assistants are required to attend training sessions, and commit to a minimum of one hour a week to support the team. Applications for this role are now closed and will open again in October 2017.


Everyone wishing to lead a Green Impact team should contact Sustainability Engagement Officer (, who will help to answer any questions and discuss how Green Impact will run in their department. The Sustainability Engagement Officer supports teams throughout the programme through meetings, workshops, and telephone and email support as required. 

Green Impact on Moodle

For Green Impact resources, go to the Green Impact Moodle page. Register with your LSE e-mail and the enrolment key greenimpact.

Want to take part? Get in touch with Jessia Lobo (, who will put you in touch with your department's Green Impact Leader, or support you to establish a new team.