Green Office Certification Program

Wesleyan's new Green Office Certification Program is designed to recognize, support, and promote offices and departments that engage in environmentally sustainable practices.  All administrative and academic offices are eligible to become Green Office Certified.

  • Get Started

    For a brief overview, view our introductory presentation.  

    1. Download and review the Green Office Certification form version 1.1 and implementation guide.
    2. Read the instructions tab of the spreadsheet.
    3. Define your office/department (geographic recommended, e.g. Exley 5th Floor, but each office can decide) and decide as an office that you wish to participate (requires sign-off from the director/head of your office/department). 
    4. Establish a Green Office Coordinator for your office/department.  This person will be responsible for managing the certification form, coordinating office participation, and reviewing completed checklists with the Sustainability Office.
    5. Notify the Sustainability Office of your intention to participate.
  • Gather Information
    1. Green Office Coordinator distributes individual checklist to all employees in defined office. The individual checklist is available as a tab in the checklist spreadsheet, as a separate spreadsheet, and as a Google Sheet
    2. Employees complete individual checklist and return to Coordinator.  Individual checklists should take no more than 15 minutes for each person in your office to fill out.
    3. Coordinator confirms that at least 75% of office/department has completed checklist.
    4. Coordinator completes all tabs of the Green Office Certification checklist and enters in collated individual information.  This process should take no more than one hour once all information is collected. 
    5. Coordinator identifies opportunities for improvement and makes changes (optional, but encouraged).
  • Review and Get Recognized
    1. Coordinator reviews checklist and notifies Sustainability Office of completion.
    2. Coordinator (and others from the office/department, if desired) sets up a one hour meeting with Sustainability Office to review checklist and confirm award.
    3. Once the award and credits are confirmed, the office receives an award.  Offices are encouraged to hang their certification plaque in a location visible to visitors in their office
    Certifications are valid for 3 years from the date awarded.