|Submission Date||July 27, 2017|
|3.00 / 3.00||
Communications and Information Coordinator
The Green Office program is composed of volunteer UNH employees. Members meet each semester and work with Sustainability Institute staff throughout the year to learn about the University's sustainability initiatives and ways to implement practices within their own departments to assist in meetings these goals.
New Green Offices schedule an introductory meeting with a representative from the Sustainability Institute to assess opportunities and challenges unique to the team’s building and department, and to provide leaders with an overview of how the Green Office program works. They will also suggest a preliminary Green Office meeting with other departmental staff in order to convey the benefits and reasons for participating.
The goal of recruitment for the Green Office Program is to have at least one representative from each academic and/or administrative department across campus. Any staff/faculty member may join the network if they demonstrate a continued commitment to making their workplace more sustainable and engaging their colleagues in the University's broader sustainability initiatives. All Green Office Program members are required to complete UNH's online Sustainability Learning Module.
Staff who elect to participate in the Green Office Program receive training and support from Sustainability Institute staff and interns. They have an initial consultation, progress meetings, and final audits prior to receiving a certification. Throughout the process, they have access to resources to assist them in creating a green office (flyers and videos) as well as resources to help them promote and educate their peers regarding sustainability.
The program is facilitated by the Sustainability Institute with assistance from Cooperative Extension, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the University Instrumentation Center.
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.