Are you and your colleagues passionate about making your office place a more sustainable place? Consider completing the Green Office Certification program run by Tufts Office of Sustainability! New in 2020, Offices will only remain Green Office Certified for 3 years and then will need to re-certify to remain a Green Office.
Latest Update: The Green Office Certification program has been on hold during the pandemic, our staff are currently working on revamping the program to include remote and hybrid work environments. If you are interested in participating in this program when it is up and running again during the 2022-23 school year, click the button below and we will be in touch when it is time to green your office (or home!).
The Green Office Certification program supports, promotes, and recognizes offices that are engaging in sustainable practices. Offices may achieve certification based on the score they receive on a checklist of green office criteria in the following areas:
Energy & Water Use
Waste & Recycling; Paper
Printing & Office Supplies
Food, Beverages & Dishware
Sustainability Planning & Leadership.
View the complete checklist by following the link below.
There are 4 levels of certification, based on how much of the criteria an office completed, allowing offices to be recognized for their current conservation efforts while still providing offices with a goal to work toward:
Offices that achieve any level of certification will:
Receive an official framed certificate for display
Be recognized in the Office of Sustainability newsletter and on the Office of Sustainability’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages
How to get Certified
Sign up for the Green Office Certification program.
Download the Green Office Certification Checklist from the link provided in the form and save it to a central location where you and/or your colleagues can regularly access it.
Review the criteria included in the checklist.
Fill out the checklist to assess your office’s current standing. The checklist will provide you with action items you can implement to fulfill criteria that you do not yet meet.
Update the checklist as you make improvements in your office, and your preliminary score will automatically update.
Submit your checklist to SustainabilityOffice@tufts.edu when you achieve your desired level of certification. The Office of Sustainability will review and finalize your score and level of certification and set up a time to present your certificate!
As you continue to implement sustainability initiatives in your office, continue to update the checklist, and re-submit it as you become eligible for higher levels of certification.
Benefits of the Green Office Program
Collaborate with your colleagues to create a comfortable, healthy, safe, and green work environment
Save your office money while conserving resources and reducing your waste production