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The Green Office Program

The Office of Sustainability

Slide2

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Overview

Introduction to the Programs and Goals

Key Components

How to Certify

The Checklist

Office Resources

Re-Certification

Recognition

Slide3

What is The Green Office Program?

The Green Office Program is a framework and

set of resources meant to empower offices to reduce their environmental impact on campus through a

self- assessment checklist

that helps offices evaluate their practices, set goals, and be

recognized for their sustainable practices

.

Slide4

Program Goals

Major impact through cumulative effortEngagement on all WUSTL campuses

Bring Sustainability Strategic Plan to lifeBuild a sustainable communityOver 113

offices are currently certified

Green Office Participants

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Slide5

Key Components

SELF- ASSESSMENT

PROVIDES RESOURCES

GOAL- SETTING

Slide6

Certification Levels

6

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

50-64%

65-79%

80-89%

90%+

Slide7

Certification Steps

Define

your office space (group of people sharing common resources)Elect a green office liaison (your office representative)

Meet

with a Green Office Associate (optional)

Survey

office members

Complete

Checklist

Set

goals using worksheet

Submit

completed checklist to

the

Green Office webpage.

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Collecting Information

- Survey

Look for survey icon in questions

Offices with 25+ people must take survey

75% response

Benefits:

Easy way to collect information

Increases accuracy of information (especially larger offices)

Increases participation

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Checklist Format - Overview

Certification Level

Tabs:

Contain questions for each category

Points:

Automatically calculated for each category

User Registration:

Contact info, office description and referrals

Survey

Certification Percentage:

Automatically calculated based on points

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Checklist Categories

ENERGY

WASTE

DOCUMENTS

PURCHASING

TRANSPORTATION

AWARENESS

INNOVATION

Slide11

Checklist Format - Response and Resources

11

Resources:

Located in right column with links to guides and websites

Response:

Drop down tabs automatically calculate points

Slide12

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Office Resources

Green Office

Website

Green Office

Newsletter

Print

and Post Waste Signage

Request

Signage and Resources

Green Office Presentations

Slide13

Re-Certification

13

Annual certification

Opportunity to boost certification level

Meet with a Green Office Associate to develop a work plan

Complete Goals worksheet

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Recognition

Green Office Plaque

Icon for department website

List on Office of Sustainability website

Green Carpet Awards Ceremony

Additional:

Raffles and incentives for early certification/ re-certification

Deadlines: May 1, August 15, November 15

Referral Incentives

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Green Carpet Awards

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Sustainability Leadership Awards

Recognizes excellence in sustainability leadership

Recognizing individuals or groups

Applicable to multiple areas in sustainability

Visit the Office of Sustainability website for nomination form

Nominate someone

here

!

Deadline: Dec. 10

Slide17

Questions?

17

Contact:

sustainability@wustl.edu

Thank you!