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Green Office Program

Creating a More Sustainable Campus, One Office at a Time.

How can I improve environmental aspects of my office?

First of all, congratulations! You and the others in your office or department are eager to make USU a more sustainable campus by working together and creating solutions. Follow these guidelines to begin your certification process:

  1. The first step in creating your Green Team is figuring out who is on board, which can be any combination of faculty, staff, and students in your department or area.
  2. Then, take a look the pre-assessment checklist as a guide for a check list of green office features.
  3. Finally, notify the the Green Office coordinator of your office's interest by completing the online assessment.

Get Your Bearings

  • Look over the pre-assessment checklist and make note of what is already being done in your office.
  • Notice things that can or ought to be improved.
  • Start with a few small changes.

Set Goals

  • Establish goals for tasks that can be easily be implemented in your office but currently are not.
  • Come up with ideas on how to improve initiatives that are already in place.

Create a Commitment Plan

  • Tie everything together with an office commitment plan. This plan should be available to everyone in your office and reflect your values.
  • Assign tasks to Green Team members to ensure that you reach your goals.

Plan Ahead

  • Schedule a regular time that your team can meet and review your commitment plan.
  • Work with the Green Office Program Coordinator to communicate your goals and identify possible resources.