The Green Office program recognizes campus departments and offices that are working to use campus resources more efficiently and create a more sustainable workplace.

To become a Green Office, complete an application identifying which of the suggested workplace practices your office engages in, with each action earning points toward your status. 

New and renewing Green Offices are recognized during the Sustainability Leadership Awards in April. They can display their 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. 

Apply for or renew your Green Office status. 


  • AVP Finance/Operations/CIO
  • Business & Financial Planning
  • Comptroller's Office
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Lied Center of Kansas*
  • Parking & Transit
  • School of Business
  • Student Success

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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