Note: We are currently in the process of updating the Green Office program to include a broader interpretation of the sustainable work environment. The new version will likely include new categories for equity, wellness, transportation, and meetings and conferences, along with some revisions to actions within existing categories. We hope to have a new application completed no later than the end of summer 2020. If your office would prefer to wait and apply using the new form, please contact us at and we will send you the new application form when it is available.  

To submit your application for Green Office recognition this spring, please download the form below and submit the completed application to by May 1, 2020.

Download the Spring 2020 Green Office Application


  • 25-49 points earns "Redbud" status
  • 50-74 points earns "Elm" status
  • 75+ points achieves "Oak" status
There are 89 total points available in the application, with an opportunity to earn additional points for unique actions taken by your office. 
Reapplication is required every 2 years to ensure that offices are keeping up with their best practices, and many find that they have improved since they first applied. 
Ready to Apply? Download an application and submit to by Friday, May 1st.

Coronavirus Update

KU Recycling and KU Surplus have resumed services. As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, we will continue to limit special collections that are not mission critical. For updated information on KU's response to COVID-19, visit

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