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Thank you for your interest in the Green Office Challenge Program developed by Northeastern’s Facilities Division
and the Campus Planning & Development Division!

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What is Green Office?

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.

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What do you mean, ‘Challenge’?

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.

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Am I eligible?

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.

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How do I join the challenge?

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:
 
Log in to myNEU account.MyNortheastern
2) Select the “Services & Links” tab
3) Type “Green Office” into the search bar
4) Fill out questionnaire
5) Sign up for a walkthrough

+++• Log in to myNEU account.MyNortheastern
+++• Select the “Services & Links” tab
+++• Type “Green Office” into the search bar
+++• Fill out questionnaire
+++• Sign up for a walkthrough

 
It should take less 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.

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“Green. Green. Green. Northeastern is black, red, and green.”

– President Joseph E. Aoun 2014 Twitter

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QUICK LINKS

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.

Northeastern Climate Plan      In 2007 Northeastern adopted two new policies that are being implemented.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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