University Events gets Silver!

Congratulations to University Events on earning the copper-level Green Office Certification! This is the second time University Events has been certified, and it’s really awesome to see them continuing to make their space more sustainable and working to improve their score! Some of the changes made since their last certification include: Tracking personal carbon footprints […]

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December 14, 2020

Congratulations to University Events on earning the copper-level Green Office Certification!

This is the second time University Events has been certified, and it’s really awesome to see them continuing to make their space more sustainable and working to improve their score!

Some of the changes made since their last certification include:

  • Tracking personal carbon footprints via the OSU Carbon Calculator.
  • Providing a public sustainability statement in their event planning guide.
  • Increasing employees’ use of the Beaver Bus for short trips around campus.
  • Purchasing office paper products with 10-30% recycled materials.
  • Placing a scrap bin near printers to encourage paper recycling.

You can see some of the highlights of their previous certification here!

University Events joins the fourteen other OSU offices that have received a certification so far! 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:         

  • 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 sustainability@oregonstate.edu.

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