Staff members across the campus are getting increasingly involved in sustainability initiatives. They are finding ways to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and support the University’s mission through concern for the natural environment and the Common Good. Here are three ways to get involved:

Green Ambassadors

This Ambassadors are a network of individuals interested in implementing sustainable practices both within their own offices and across campus. Brown bag lunchtime discussions throughout the year keep Ambassadors abreast of sustainability developments on campus and opportunities to incorporate best practices. Learn More.

Sustainable Office Practices Workshop

Not sure how to get started? The Office of Sustainability offers a workshop in Sustainable Office Practices to interested departments. This workshop focuses on practical tools that save money, conserve energy, and create a more sustainable office environment, including:

To schedule a Sustainable Office Practices class for your office contact us at

Green Office Certification NEW

The Green Office Certification helps offices and departments to adopt best practices and achieve greater sustainability engagement through a simple self-audit program. There are three certification levels and the materials to get started are online. You can find more information here.

Green Guides

Green Guide to Sustainable Office Practices
Green Travel Guide
Green Guide to Event Planning

Helpful Links

Recycling FAQs
Thermostat Problems?
Set Computers to Sleep Automatically
Carbon Footprint Calculator
Duplex Printing
Five quick ways to create a more sustainable office
Campus Green Tour