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Green Office Program

The Green Office Program provides an opportunity for AU staff and faculty to contribute directly to achieving the university's sustainability goals by promoting the adoption of sustainable practices within participating offices. The action checklists provide concrete steps that offices can take to integrate sustainability into their daily work and office culture. 

  • Grow the AU culture of sustainability.
  • Build community across offices.
  • Provide tangible guidelines for sustainability focused actions.
  • Offer sustainability education for the university community.
  • Establish an opportunity for staff and faculty do their part to meet the university's sustainability goals. 

How to Participate

Offices that elect to participate, work their way through three checklists - first bronze, then silver, and finally gold. Each checklist builds off of the accomplishments of the last, with the aim of growing a culture of sustainability within the office. To earn recognition at any level, offices must complete at least 10 checklist items and submit the signed achievement form to the Office of Sustainability by e-mailing sustainability@american.edu. Offices must re-certify annually to maintain their Green Office Program certification. Participating offices will be featured in the sustainability newsletter, in social media, and on the web and will receive a certificate to display.

How to Get Started

  1. Download the overview and instructions
  2. Email sustainability@american.edu
  3. Access Green Office resources

Congratulations to AU's Green Offices

Gold

Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Office of Sustainability

Silver

 Department of Literature

Bronze

 Office of Sponsored Programs

 Career Center

Procurement and Contracts Department

School of Professional and Extended Studies