Green Office program

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Get rid of your desk trash can and get Green U certified in no time! You want to see more sustainable changes in your office?  Green U is here to help!

Get your office Green U Certified !

Step 1:
- Download the application, and the CHECKLIST
- Review the documents, and have the application signed by your Office Director.

Step 2:
- Invite Green U for a 20 min presentation to your next Staff meeting. You can also take the Sustainability 101 webinar to get Professional Development credits.
- Review the checklist with your team. Once they signed the application, send it to green u, and you can start the program!

Step 3:
- Implement the program by making sure you completed each item of the checklist.
- When you’re ready, get your final score on our Point Calculator. The more points you apply to, the closer you get to Gold certification!
- When you feel ready, contact the Green U office to schedule a final audit. There is no deadline, you go at your own pace! 

Live Disposable Plastic Free

Find Environmentally Preferred Products on U Market Place

Buy recycled office supply from Staples Sustainable Earth

Medical campus: SILVER for our Dpt of General Surgery Residency Training Program. Special Thanks to our Green champion, Maria Otero. Here are examples from Maria's office on how to apply simple green principles in your office:


Reminders to turn off the lights / Plants improve air quality and wellness / Bring your lunch box, your coffee tumbler, your reusable water bottle, and a small trash bucket > we don't really need that big trask desk bin, most of what's in an office is recyclable! 

 HERE is an example of a very motivating email from a green leader to her team:


- Earn 50 points in the Well ’Canes Incentive Program. To qualify, office teams need
to sign up for the Green Office Certification Program and trade their desk trashcans
for communal trash bins.

As research shows, employees who keep only recycle bins at their workstations not only walk more, but significantly increase single-stream recycling in the workplace!


- Visit our Green Tips PAGE
- Download the Turn off the light stickers, print them on 5167 labels
- Download the Green Pledge stickers, print them on 5264 labels.
- Download our U Conserve Campaign poster > Print in color
- Download our Recycling at UM presentation
- Download the “Set Double Sided B & W printing by default on your PC” document
- Download the “Take back the Tap” link
- Download the Carpool board document


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