- Climate Action
- Planning & Assessment
- Get Involved
Although each office is different, the Green Office Certification has many simple, universal and effective ways for OSU faculty and staff to further their sustainability efforts and get recognition for their work. It is also intended to provide new ideas for easy steps your office can take to reduce your environmental footprint and carbon emissions. It is available for all OSU units to use.
Defining the boundaries of your "office" (your certification scope) is important and we can work with you to determine what spaces make sense to include. Typically, whole academic colleges or administrative divisions are too large for certification, while units of 3-5 people are often too small. Certification questions require some engagement of unit personnel. In some cases, smaller offices (5-30 people) may be good places to start, and can encourage others within a larger unit, like a school or department, to become certified.
The Resources and Tips page supports - and is linked from - the survey itself and contains information and definitions used in the Certification.
The page includes FAQs, resources relating to the six categories, and other outside sources to provide everything you need to reduce your office footprint and fill out the survey!
|Community, Engagement & Leadership||April 13, 2017||57%|
|West Dining Center Office||April 18, 2017||50%|
|Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management||May 3, 2017||50%|
|Department of Recreational Sports||June 5, 2017||57%|
|College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences||October 9, 2018||50%|
|Office of International Services||January 3, 2019||50%|
|Center for Teaching and Learning||September 12, 2019||52%|
|University Events||March 4, 2020||57%|
The Green Office Certification was created in 2016 as the first program of its type at OSU. It was created through a partnership between the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling and Transportation Services.
If you are interested in carbon emissions reduction planning or sustainability strategic planning, please see our Unit Level Carbon Planning page.
For questions or comments about the Green Office Certification, please contact the Sustainability Office.