|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
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Chief of Staff
Office of the President
The Green Office Program is a sustainability checklist for offices and departments on campus that covers 5 dimensions of sustainability: Energy conservation, waste prevention and purchasing, recycling, transportation and participation. Offices and departments agree to meet the criteria for one of three levels of sustainability. Silver squirrel, Gold Squirrel and Green Squirrel. Green Squirrel being the highest.
In one office, for example, a lead employee was trained around computer energy settings and was able to teach colleagues how to adjust settings on their own machines. In another office, one office manager learned about recycled paper content and was able to convince colleagues to order paper with higher recycling content.
The Committee on Environmental Responsibility advertises the program, and departmental employees volunteer to serve as coordinators/liaisons to the program.
Employees that become Green Office Certified receive a tutorial in the program by the Green Office Liaison at that department. This tutorial educates employees on core sustainability aspects affecting their department, including elements of responsible product sourcing, ways to reduce energy consumption, and local waste and recycling practices, etc. These employees then serve as local experts and sustainability resources for their colleagues.
The program falls under the aegis of the Sustainability Coordinator.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.