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Green Office Program

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What is the Green Office Program?

The Green Office Program is a certification process that recognizes offices on Mason's campuses for reducing their environmental footprint.  The program outlines a specific set of 'green' measures and actions (some of which are required, some of which are optional) that departments and offices can implement in their workspace to become Green Office Certified.


What is the purpose of the program?


The purpose of the Green Office Program is to help Mason become more sustainable, one office and department at a time. The Office of Sustainability wanted to create a fun and practical program that every office (no matter how big or small) could adopt and implement. The program outlines concrete actions and provides the resources necessary for implementing each action effectively. It manages to provide a unique and exciting way for offices to create community, while creating friendly competition between offices as incentive for offices to further reduce their environmental impact. Your office or department could be certified by the Office of Sustainability as Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.


How do we facilitate the Green Office process?


If you would like to have your office or department certified, please designate an office liaison and email gmanno@gmu.edu to set up a meeting to discuss the certification process.


Incentive


All certified Green Office members will receive a door sign to signify their participation in the program, and to recognize them for their sustainability efforts.  Certified Green Offices will also receive an office certificate displaying their certification level, and will be featured in the Sustainable Mason newsletter as well as the Office of Sustainability website.


What are the categories in the Green Office program?


Energy, Waste Reduction, Events, Purchasing, Transportation, Participation, and Innovation


What are the Green office levels?


25%-49%  BRONZE

50%-74%  SILVER
75%- 99% GOLD
100+%      PLATINUM