Green Office Certification
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.