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Green Office

The Green Office program is designed to engage faculty, staff and students (with office space) in incorporating a wide variety of sustainable practices into the day to day operations of work spaces across the University. The program focuses on 5 key areas - Waste, Energy, Transportation, Purchasing, and Change.

There are 2 ways to participate in the program:

Self-guided program: Your team can download the Green Office checklist and go through it in a staff meeting. The checklist contains tips and resources on dozens of sustainable options in the day to day running of your office. Once your team has completed the checklist, save it and email it to us at sustainability@yorku.ca.

Facilitated program: A sustainability staff member or ambassador can lead your office team through a presentation and the completion of the checklist.  Please contact us at sustainability@yorku.ca to schedule a Green Office session.


Submitted checklists will be reviewed and assigned a level of certification based on a minimum score achieved. There are 100 points available in the checklist on dozens of actions from printing to composting to commuting to purchasing. Certified offices will receive recognition from sustainability@yorku, and certification is good for one year from the date of submission.

Download the Green Office Checklist
Download the Green Office Checklist (printable pdf)

For further information, or to book a facilitated session, please contact us at sustainability@yorku.ca.

 

Green Offices at York University
Platinum
  Centre for Aboriginal Students
Gold
  Office of Institutional Research and Analysis
  Communications and Public Affairs

  Office of the President

  Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability
  Vanier College Council
  Red Zone
  Glendon College Student Union
  McLaughlin College Student Council
  Scott Research and Collections
  Student Community & Leadership Development
  PRASE
  New College Council
Green
  University Secretariat/Office of the Counsel
  Printing Services
  Faculty of Environmental Studies
  Centre for Human Rights
  Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students

  Office of the Vice-Provost Students

 

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