Frequently Asked Questions

How is an “office” defined?

An office is defined as a contiguous space or group of individuals that share common resources. An office can consist of staff members from the same department or staff from various departments sharing a physical space. There must be at least one full-time staff member and a designated office to apply for the Work Green certification.

Can our office get credit for things we do at home?

No, but implementing practices used at home in your office is a great first step!

How long does it take to get certified?

The Office of Campus Sustainability will review applications as they come in. You should expect to hear back within two weeks of applying.

How long does certification last?

Your certification lasts indefinitely. Those interested in achieving a high certification level can apply once per year. 

Does it cost anything to participate?

No, there is no cost to participate in the Work Green program.

What does my office get for participating?

  • Assistance and trouble-shooting on your office's unique sustainability challenges by the Office of Campus Sustainability;
  • Opportunities for inter-office peer-learning & networking; and
  • Recognition of your leadership, a Work Green door decal to display in or outside your office, and acknowledgement for your accomplishments on the Office of Campus Sustainability’s website.