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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



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

How can we make fast fashion sustainable?
November 12, 2019 4:30pm

The MS in Global Studies and International Relations program is delighted to host acclaimed author, Elizabeth L. Cline to discuss her latest book The Conscious Closet.  Please join the Office of Sustainability, Tuesday. Nov. 12, 2019 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm, at ISEC Room 140


A Partial History of Public Information Infrastructures after Disasters
November 13, 2019 12pm

Dr. Megan Finn is giving a lecture during which she will discuss how people produce and circulate information in earthquake publics using a comparative historical lens. She will analyze the institutions, policies, and technologies that shape today’s post-disaster information landscape, paying close attention to not only the circulation of knowledge, but also to the production of ignorance.  Please join the Office of Sustainability, Wednesday. Nov. 13, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm, at 177 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02115


America Recycles Day
November 14, 2019 11am

Please join the Office of Sustainability, the and Materials/Recycling Program, for America Recycles Day Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019 @ 11am-1:30pm, information tabling at Curry Student Center’s Campus CrossRoads. We will have new data to report on campus recycling; raffle items; and your chance to meet our new Assoc. Dir. Of Materials/Recycling


Bolstering the Security and Resilience of the Global Supply System
November 25, 2019 12pm

During this lecture, Dr. Stephen Flynn will be discussing the evolution of the Global Supply System and the security threats it might face. Dr. Flynn will be sharing his views on how the risk can be mitigated through a transformative approach to border and cargo security that helps make the supply system more resilient towards future threats.  Join us Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 @12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Alumni Center , 716 Columbus Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, Boston

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.

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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.

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