Green Office Program
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Contact Green Cats Coordinators Nicholas Fitzmaurice and Paul Edlund in the Office of Sustainability with questions, to download the Green Office Checklist, or to learn more about joining our Green Office Program!
A Green Office is an established workspace where participating office members collectively agree to implement diverse strategies to assess and reduce environmental impacts induced from that specific office. This program is targetted towards faculty and staff working on campus, assisting them to develop a sense of agency as the University commits to reducing its environmental impact. These faculty and staff are joining the every-growing Green Cats network of engaged and conscientious campus members.
Like our other Green Cats programs, the Green Office (GO) Program operates around three primary tools: the GO Checklist, the GO Team Lead, and the GO Resources. The GO Checklist is an index of 75 different actions items office members can implement to assess and address the environmental impacts of their actions. The GO Team Lead completes the checklist, keeps fellow office team members updated, distributes GO resources, and decides what future strategies the office can implement to further reduce their environmental impact.
Download an example Green Office Checklist here (excel) Note that this checklist is only for your reference and is likely not up-to-date. Upon joining the Green Cats program, we will share our current checklist with you for use in your Green Office.
We launched the Green Office program in Fall 2020 and have inducted new offices into the program through our Green Office Orientations every semester since. We're excited to continue expanding this program!
- Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Dean's Office
- Office of Sustainability
- Western Transportation Institute
- Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons
- ASMSU and the Office of Student Engagement
- Office of Admissions
Looking to up your game in the Green Office Program or to just brush up on some relevant sustainability topics? Check out our Green Cats Resources page to find all relevant educational resources for the Green Office Program!
At least two! Our Green Office Coordinator will help you decide what parameters should be used to identify your office. At least 75% of your office space needs to sign the team sign-up sheet.
The Team Lead manually completes the checklist by confirming if each action item has or has not been completed. Action items can be confirmed by selecting "Yes" in Column F. After completing enough action items, your floor will level up within the GO Program!
You can ask your friendly Green Cats Coordinators, Nicholas Fitzmaurice and Paul Edlund!
Please reach out to your friendly Green Cats Coordinators, Nicholas Fitzmaurice and Paul Edlund! We can get you on the schedule for our next Orientation and you can begin to fill out the GO Checklist.
This program is an opportunity for campus members to develop their own agency as we all begin to assess and reduce our environmental impact. This program is designed to assist our campus partners to engage with our collective responsibility to steward our natural environment. We hope you decide to share this responsibility as our community grows and develops!