Green Office Network

Offices throughout the university can join the Green Office Network, the primary program for engaging staff in sustainability. The Green Office Network is comprised of Green Certified Offices and their Green Leaders and Office members. By encouraging practices like turning off unused electronics and printing double-sided to stocking office kitchens with reusable dishware, the Green Office Certification and Network aim to address wasteful and unsustainable practices in GW offices. Members are updated with the latest news, resources and programs in sustainability on campus. 

Join the community today by completing your certification and making your workplace a greener space.

 

Certification

A Green office certification is a great way to change office practices and join the Green Office Network, a community of leaders and employees who are committed to cultivating a sustainable future. A chosen Green Leader for your office will be in charge of the certification process and maintaining the certification. Offices are certified on a point system indicating their level from one to four - the lowest certification being a score of 20 points.  Follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way into GW’s green community! If you have more questions feel free to contact the Office of sustainability at [email protected].

  1. Choose a Green Leader for your office
  2. Green Leader schedules a preliminary meeting with the Office of Sustainability at [email protected]
  3. Optional: Have your office fill in the census posted on our website
  4. Download and fill out the checklist
  5. Email [email protected] to schedule a final walkthrough and officially certify your office.

Green Leader

The office member in charge of completing the checklist, maintaining and improving commitments, encouraging office member engagement, and recertifying the office each year.  Leaders are also expected to attend and participate in the larger Green Office Network meeting and events.

  • Who can be a Green Leader?
    • If you are currently an employee in a GW office that is not certified as a Green Office or your office is recertifying and needs a new Green Leader, then you are legible. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in sustainability or taking a leadership role.  
  • How to become a Green Leader?
    • Talk to your office about certification and seek approval from your fellow office members.  Email the office of sustainability ([email protected]) to let us know you’d like to begin the process
    • Download and read our Green Leader Guide for more information on getting started!

Census

An optional survey that produces data on the transportation and office practices of individual members in the office. Asking your office to fill out this form helps us gather data on larger trends and Green Leaders gather general information needed for the checklist, as well as ways to improve your certification level.  Take the next step by filling out the census.  

Checklist

The form filled out by a Green Leader to measure the sustainability score of your office. Points are awarded for the completion of certain projects and practices in areas such as transportation methods, water and kitchen usage and appliances, and electricity and paper usage and practice.

Re-Certification

Offices that are recertifying only need to email [email protected], letting us know you’d like to recertify, download and complete the checklist, and schedule the final walkthrough.  

 


Get Started with the Checklist
 

Current Certified Offices

Level 4 is the highest level an office can achieve. Offices can move up a level at each recertification by scoring more points on their checklist.

Campus Recreation

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Office of the Provost

Elliott School Office of Graduate Student Services

Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

SMHS Office of Financial Aid

J.D. Admissions and Financial Aid Office

Global and Experiential Education

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Law School Career Center

Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

School of Business Facilities and Events Services

Institute for Biomedical Sciences

Department of Prevention and Community Health

Undergraduate Programs and Advising Center

Finance Division

Office of the Dean of the College of Professional Studies

George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum

SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising

Department of Biological Sciences

Office of Academic Integrity

Student Association

Alexandria Graduate Education Center

Arlington Graduate Education Center

Campus Living and Residential Education

Graduate School of Political Management

Center for Career Services

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine