Dream is Green

Green Office  (GO!)

  • Green Office (GO!)

    Register for GO!

    Register your office, department, or unit to participate in GO!

  • Green Office (GO!)

    About GO!

    Find answers to frequently answered questions, how to get started with GO!, certification levels, and more.

  • Green Office (GO!)

    Who's GO!-ing Green?

    See current and past GO! participants and the certifications they earned.

  • Green Office (GO!)

    Be A Sustainability Leader

    See upcoming events and trainings to help you become a campus sustainability leader. Let's GO!

  • Green Office (GO!)

The Green Office (GO!) program harnesses the power of collective action by engaging faculty and staff throughout the university in sustainability initiatives that meet the goals of AU's strategic plan. GO! is a comprehensive, year-long program. Since 2011, nearly forty campus offices and more than 600 staff and faculty have participated.

Use the links on the right to find out more information. If your office, department, or unit is not yet registered for the program, click here to fill out the easy online registration form. Let's GO!

GO! Topics


Green Commute
Office Supplies
Energy Savings
Zero Waste
Food, Water, & Kitchen
Participation & Culture

RSVP for Upcoming Events and Trainings

GO! Zero Waste Training

Wednesday, January 29 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location TBD

Participate in a hands-on office waste audit, learn fun facts about trash and AU's Zero Waste goals, and prep for the annual RecycleMania competition with other sustainability-minded faculty and staff. 

Click here to RSVP.

 

GO! Energy Efficiency Training

Thursday, March 6 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location TBD

See exactly where energy is wasted in a hands-on activity, and learn how to maximize efficiency in your office while participating in the AU Kill-A-Watt Challenge. Get the energy tips you need to lead your building to victory in this annual competition, and score big greenhouse gas reductions that will help you GO! to victory.

Click here to RSVP. 

 

GO! Sustainable Food Training

Thursday, April 3 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location TBD

What could be more delicious than participating in a sustainable cooking demo with fellow GO! faculty and staff? Learn how to find organic, local, Fair Trade, and seasonal food items for your office and at home, and help keep your 2014 resolutions for a healthy body and a healthy planet going through the spring.

Click here to RSVP.



AsustainableU is American University's innovative web platform that powers Green Office (GO!) by allowing faculty and staff to engage in sustainability actions, track and report progress, and see the impact of their commitment to greening the American Dream. Click here for an easy how-to guide for getting started with AsustainableU.