Offices that want to be recognized for their efforts are welcome to join the Green Office Program. Each office designates one Green Office Representative (or “Go Rep”) who serves as the liaison between sustainability staff and their department.
Each new office receives a packet that allows them to determine what sustainable actions they are already taking in their department and provides suggestions for some goals to reach for over the course of the fiscal year. Each participating office receives an exit survey at the end of the year along with a renewal packet, allowing them to declare their goals for the new year and reflect on the previous one. Each office is also signed up for the monthly Go Rep newsletter.
Offices that strive for Green Office Certification are certified at three separate levels, Seedling, Sapling, and Evergreen. As offices complete more sustainable tasks, they are eligible to move up. Offices can also track their progress in separate sustainability areas. These areas include: recycling, energy, transportation, purchasing, community, social justice, food, and innovation. The badges assigned in these levels are determined by the percentage of items completed in each category.
New offices are given any help they might need throughout the process. Sustainability staff is ready and willing to answer questions, provide materials, and present information to offices as requested. There are also a few veteran offices who are excited to work with new departments and introduce them to our system.
* indicates a veteran office that would like to assist in new office orientation
New to the Green Office Program? Download the initial application packet. Complete the packet on your computer and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, DO NOT print out this packet. It is set up as a PDF form and can be filled out electronically.
Looking to renew your membership in the green office program? Fill out this renewal packet! It will ask you to reflect on your accomplishments from last year and will give you the chance to select your goals for the coming year. As with the initial application, please DO NOT print out this packet. It is set up as a PDF form and can be filled out electronically. Renewal Packets are due by June 1, the beginning of the new fiscal year.
End of Year Survey
At the end of each fiscal year, complete this survey about your experience in the program this year. This will allow you to anonymously reflect on your contact with the sustainability staff, other participating offices, and the progress that you made over the course of the year.
No information will be tied back to representatives, offices, or departments. Any information provided in these surveys will be to better the program for the coming years.