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Green Office Challenge

Green Office Challenge

Green Office Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the Green Office Challenge Program developed by Northeastern’s Facilities Division and the Campus Planning & Development Division!

 

This program is a “green” initiative aimed at increasing awareness of the University’s Sustainability pledge to reduce our carbon footprint by 80 percent before 2050.  By highlighting environmentally conscious steps individuals can take in the workplace and through small, simple changes such as recycling and turning off the lights, each member of our community can contribute to a more sustainable University.  For further questions, please contact the Green Office at greenoffice@northeastern.edu

 

 

Get Certified

The certification process begins with a short questionnaire that addresses daily behaviors in the workplace such as energy use, waste minimization, and recycling.  Following completion of the questionnaire, a Green Office Team Representative will contact you to schedule a walkthrough of your responses and workspace.  Upon completion, you will be awarded either Bronze, Silver or Gold certification.

To get certified, please follow these steps:

Program Details

Program Guide

Program Guide

The Green Challenge Program Guide contains all of the questions listed in the Green Office questionnaire. The Program Guide provides the direction and resources on how to adopt sustainable habits that you may not have practiced before. Integrating these changes in your daily routine will create a more environmentally friendly work-space, and could potentially increase your certification level upon recertification.

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Volunteer As An Eco-Ambassador

Volunteer As An Eco-Ambassador

Eco Ambassadors are volunteer representatives that promote and encourage sustainable practices within their respective departments through peer-to-peer communication and awareness on campus-wide sustainability efforts.

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Sustainability Events

Climate Action Plan Update
Wednesday March 18, 2020 9am – 4pm Curry Ballroom 

Join us and participate with a facilitated discussion sessions. Learn about Northeastern’s carbon footprint and how we can better prepare for a changing climate.

 

Sustainability Committee Biweekly Meetings
Tuesdays 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/25, 4/7 2020 @ 12 – 1pm Curry Student Center 335

Come every two weeks to discuss campus sustainability ideas, concerns, and initiatives. Anyone is welcome from the Northeastern Community, especially student group representatives and individual students, faculty, and staff.

 

Myra Kraft Classroom Climate Change 
Wednesdays, 18 – 4/8 @ 6 8pm West Village F Room 020

A free and open winter term 2020 course focuses on climate change education, resilience, and action. Center the experiences of vulnerable communities already threatened by climate change and issues related to the ethical and equitable distribution of resources to address it.

Related Links

Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability

Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability

Northeastern is a university in tune with the world—including the world’s greatest global challenges.

Learn more about Northeastern’s Commitment to Sustainability
Sustainability

Sustainability

Facilities plays a significant role in the policies, guidelines, and systems that help Northeastern accelerate the greening of all its campuses.

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Waste Management

Waste Management

Preserving the environment, Reducing the cost of waste disposal to maintain university wide commitment.

Learn more about Waste Management