Green Office Certification

Offices across campus are playing their part in sustainability and making changes toward a "greener" office environment. Since 2012 when the Green Office Certification was first implemented, the program has offered faculty and staff a way to examine their office practices, brainstorm, set goals, and assess their progress by filling out a survey every three years. Each of the 27 offices currently participating are then assessed based on their implementation of green practices, by sparking action within energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, transportation and purchasing. By completing items provided on the certification checklist, offices will contribute to the mission of Sustainable Campus by promoting resource conservation and cost savings at FSU.

Participation in the Green Office Certification Program is completely voluntary. Each office looking to certify will appoint a Green Team Liaison who will maintain regular communication with the Green Office Certification Coordinator. Together, the Liaison and the Sustainable Campus Program Coordinator will develop a timeline and action plan by aligning the certification checklist with office practices. 

Depending upon current practices and future actions, your office can receive one of three designations: Green, Garnet, or Gold Certification! Your office will gain access to the Green Office logo which can be included on your website or in publications. There is also room for creativity: participants can propose and adopt relevant practices not included in the checklist, known as innovation points, which will count towards total points. All offices have two semesters to implement the actions described within Green Office and your certification is good for three years!

The FSU Green Office Certification program currently has 27 active offices certified and approximately 2,000 people have been reached through Green Office initiatives.  

If your office is already certified, please re-certify through the new system within one calendar year.  

Interested in certifying your office? E-mail or call Elizabeth Swiman (645-0395).

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