The Applied Economics Department gets Silver Certified!

Congratulations to the Applied Economics Department for earning the Silver-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office is excited to share some of the amazing progress made by the Applied Economics Department in making their office space more sustainable. Some highlights from their results include: Always using Campus Recycling’s event recycling service when coordinating events Providing […]

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March 9, 2021

Congratulations to the Applied Economics Department for earning the Silver-level Green Office Certification!

The Sustainability Office is excited to share some of the amazing progress made by the Applied Economics Department in making their office space more sustainable.

Some highlights from their results include:

  • Always using Campus Recycling’s event recycling service when coordinating events
  • Providing reusable dishes and silverware in common spaces
  • Installing water spigots on fountains to reduce or eliminate the need for bottled water
  • Purchasing only recycled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges
  • Providing adequate covered outdoor bike parking for employees and visitors
  • Always utilizing OSU’s Search Advocate Program when recruiting for non-student employees
  • And much more!

The Applied Econ Department joins sixteen 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.

Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary’s River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (ctsi.nsn.us).

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