Green Office

The Green Office Certification Guide is a tool for the campus community to make workspaces more environmentally-friendly and energy-conscious. This guide provides a checklist with sustainable swaps and practices, along with necessary documents and signage your department can begin to implement with the help of our Green Warrior student ambassadors. The Green Office Program provides more sustainable alternatives for office supplies, cleaning products, paper usage, and much more. Through small efforts, like getting packages delivered in reusable totes, to larger efforts, like hosting "green events", Wayne State offices and departments can become more environmentally-friendly workspaces upon their return to in-person use. The actions of each individual office guided by the checklist can make a positive impact on campus.

Certification Process

Offices participating in the certification process earn points by completing specific sustainable actions in and around their office. The actions within the checklist are assigned point values based on their sustainable impact and the difficulty of which to implement. This guide covers a variety of sustainable categories, including purchasing, events, waste reduction & recycling, energy, transportation, engagement, and innovation. Participating offices will have guidance from the Office of Campus Sustainability in the certification process and may help along the way with questions or requests on sustainable efforts. By taking steps toward being green, your office will help in making Wayne State a leading example of sustainable practices.

Green Office Champions

A Green Office Champion is someone in your department or workspace with an exceptional passion for sustainability and who would like to represent their office's sustainable initiatives with the Office of Campus Sustainability. They would collaborate closely with a member from our office on specific initiatives detailed in the certification guide, and extra guidance would be given to make their workspace as sustainable as possible. We understand that there may be limitations in your office that we may not be aware of- the help of a Green Office Champion in determining those problems and creatively working around them with our office is a more effective and positive way to ensure lasting change is being made. 

If you are interested in being a Green Office Champion for your office or would like to make your department a Green Office, please fill out this interest form and a member of our office will reach out to you shortly.