Congratulations to The Valley Library on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification!
The Sustainability Office has been working with The Valley Library on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!
Some highlights from their results include:
- Participating in a department composting program.
- Setting all library computers to print double-sided as a default.
- 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.
- Organizing and sponsoring sustainability-related events.
The Valley Library joins the ten other OSU offices that have received a certification so far, and the one other office that has received the gold level! We can’t wait to see how they plan to improve their score and go for platinum!
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:
- Copper (50-59%)
- Silver (60-69%)
- Gold (70-79%)
- Platinum (80+%)
Don’t work in an office but are still interested in ‘greening’ your space? Check out our Green Labs Certification and Green Greek Certification. More information about our Green Certifications program can be found here.
Those interested in learning more or completing a Green Certification can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATEGORIES: Campus Sustainability