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.
By joining the Green Office Challenge, this means your office and work habits have been assessed for their level of environmental sustainability. By achieving one of our three levels of certification, Bronze, Silver, and Gold, your office becomes recognized as an environmentally sustainable workplace. Being conscious and making even more changes to your routine can result in higher certification the following year.
For this program, we utilize a flexible definition of “office”, meaning certification can be applied to an individual’s cubicle, workstation, office, or productive workspace. Any Northeastern staff or employee with a designated workspace is welcome to become certified.
The certification process begins with a short questionnaire that addresses daily behaviors in the workplace such as energy use, waste minimization, and recycling. To access the questionnaire:
1) Log into your myNEU account.
2) Select the Services and Links tab.
3) Scroll down the left-hand side to find the “Green Office Challenge” link (below Facilities Online Work Request).
4) Select the link to fill out and submit the questionnaire
It should take no more than five minutes to complete.
Following completion of the questionnaire, a Green Office Team Representative will contact you to schedule a walkthrough of your responses and workspace. The purpose of this walkthrough is to evaluate your responses and to provide a resource for any questions you may have regarding sustainability on campus.
Upon completion, you will be awarded either Bronze, Silver or Gold certification. The level you receive will reflect the extent of the sustainable habits you practice and maintain in the workplace. Certification must be renewed after one year, giving you an opportunity to adopt additional habits that could raise your level of sustainability and certification.
“Green. Green. Green. Northeastern is black, red, and green.”
– President Joseph E. Aoun 2014 Twitter
Northeastern Sustainability Across all dimensions of its mission, Northeastern embraces environmental sustainability as a core value.
Northeastern’s Sustainability and Recycling Program Information regarding Northeastern’s recycling and sustainability programs.
Northeastern Update on Sustainability 2005 – 2025 This brief booklet summarizes the university’s commitment to sustainability, achievements, and goals.
Northeastern Dining – b green Dining services at Northeastern have become greener and more sustainable by implementing the b green program.
Northeastern Commuting Services Northeastern offers many options and services to assist you in your daily commute.
Northeastern Bicycle Infrastructure Map of Northeastern’s many bicycle friendly options.
Northeastern Green Event Guide Promoting environmentally conscious ideas that will help minimize waste at events.
Think Before You Print Sustainable printing tips to help save trees.
Sustainable Design Standards and Goals Seeking to reduce or completely eliminate negative impacts on the environment.
Smoke Free Campus Map Northeastern is a smoke free campus.
Recycling at Northeastern What can and can’t be recycled.
Spring 2019 Events Check out all our spring events!
Tabling Tabling at Curry Crossroads Monday, April 1st 11:00 – 1:00pm at Curry Crossroads
Chat at What’s Poppin’ Tuesday, April 2nd 11:00 – 1:00pm at 358 Huntington Ave.
HEAT BBQ Tabling Wednesday, April 3rd 11:00 – 1:00pm West Village Quad
Tabling Wednesday, April 5th 11:00 – 1:00pm at T2T Reuse Fair Friday
Chat at What’s Poppin’ Wednesday, April 10th 11:00 – 1:00pm at 359 Huntington Ave.
Chat at What’s Poppin’ Wednesday, April 17th 11:00 – 1:00pm at Snell Library Quad