The Office of Sustainability relaunches Green Office Program

The Office of Sustainability has announced the relaunch of the Green Office Program after being on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program helps offices across University of Oregon campuses adopt sustainable practices through completion of the Green Office certification. To receive the certification, offices evaluate their sustainable practices through a scorecard, which tracks office sustainability across six categories: energy, material management, purchasing, transportation and travel, events, and disaster preparedness.

A prerequisite category must also be completed to receive the certification. Each sustainable practice listed on the scorecard includes a point allotment. The more points an office acquires, the higher the certification rating. The ratings are bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

Those interested in pursuing the Green Office certification can RSVP for an informational session, with lunch, from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. The orientation will cover program objectives and tips for completing the scorecard from subject-matter experts.

The orientation is $10 per person, to be paid by the employee’s office or department. Up to two people from each office can attend the orientation.

Sign up for the orientation by Oct. 3. For more information, contact Katie Lucca at