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:
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:
- How to set computer and printing defaults to maximize efficiency
- How to cater an environmentally friendly lunch and save money
- How to create online forms that save time and reduce paper use
- How to use teleconferencing software to reduce travel costs
To schedule a Sustainable Office Practices class for your office contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.