Congratulations to the Oregon State University Honors College on earning the silver-level Green Office Certification!
We were first reached out to by a dedicated Honors College student employee who had heard about the Green Office Certification and wanted to know how he could complete it. In partnership with one of the Honors College Graduate Teaching Assistants and the Administrative Office Coordinator, they were able to collect data and fill out the survey. We are thrilled to see their great teamwork and interest in ‘greening’ their office space! #HCBeMore
Some highlights from their results include:
- Using 80% post-consumer waste content for all paper products in the office.
- Providing reusable kitchenware and silverware for employees.
- Utilizing environmentally preferred cleaning products in their office kitchen.
- Using OSU Surplus to find and dispose of furniture and office supplies.
- Purchasing computer-related equipment that is EnergyStar compliant and/or with an EPEAT rating of at least Gold.
The Honors College joins the eight other OSU offices that have received a certification so far, and the two other offices that have received the silver level! We can’t wait to see how they plan to improve their score and go for gold!
About the Certification:
The Green Office Certification is a simple yet effective way for OSU faculty and staff to further their sustainability efforts and get recognition for their work. It is also intended to provide new ideas for easy steps your office can take to reduce your environmental footprint and carbon emissions.
It takes the shape of an online survey that assesses current office practices under five categories: Utilities, Waste Management, Office Purchasing, Transportation and Travel, and Outreach, Engagement, and Professional Development.
Possible Certification Levels:
- Bronze (50-59%)
- Silver (60-69%)
- Gold (70-79%)
- Platinum (80+%)
Those interested in learning more or completing the Green Office Certification can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATEGORIES: Campus Sustainability