The KU Center for Sustainability Green Office program recognizes campus departments and offices that are making an effort to reduce environmental impacts and create a more sustainable workplace. Participants in the program must complete an application that identifies specific workplace behaviors and choices. The list includes strategies for cutting energy consumption, reducing waste and making environmentally preferable purchases. Each action is assigned a point value, and an applicant's total score determines the overall level of achievement.
Offices that achieve Green Office status are recognized during the Sustainability Leadership Awards in April. They can display the Green Office emblem in their offices, on their website and in office publications.
Note: Reapplication is required every 2 years in order to maintain an active Green Office status. The renewed status ensures that offices are keeping up with their best practices, and many find that they have improved since they first applied.
The Green Office program is currently undergoing a redesign for those offices who wish to apply for 2016. If you are interested in making your office a Green Office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.