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 [email protected]



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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Green Office Challenge News & Stories

How I practice Sustainability Every Day

Sustainability isn't just for large companies. Everyone can incorporate sustainability in their everyday life. These are some examples of how I practice sustainability every day

Composting for Beginners

This Green Office Challenge Eco-Ambassadors shares her experience with bringing sustainability her day-to-day life with composting

Meet the Green Office Challenge Eco-Ambassadors

Meet our new Eco Ambassadors! These volunteer representatives help promote and encourage sustainable practices within their respective departments.

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Sustainability Events

Mass EV Experience Expo

Join us at the Mass EV Experience Expo Hosted by Northeastern University! Check out the latest electric vehicle (EV) models and take them for a spin around Boston! Explore charging options and learn from industry experts about how you can join the rapidly growing number of people who drive clean. July 22, 2021 9:30 am – 5:00pm at the 10 Gainsborough Street. 

Student Sustainability Committee

The office of Sustainability hosts biweekly student committee meetings to discuss and review NU sustainability ideas and initiatives. Join us every other Tuesday at 12:00pm – 1:00pm starting February 2, 2021

Contact [email protected] for more information. Spring term dates are: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6.



Sustainability Quick Links

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
Office of Sustainability

Office of Sustainability

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

Learn more about Office of Sustainability
Waste Management

Waste Management

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

Learn more about Waste Management