UCLA's Green Office Certification Program encourages UCLA staff and faculty to join in working towards a more sustainable university. Developed in collaboration with Pomona College and USC, the program seeks to build on the achievements of UCLA's own Center for the Study of Women (CSW) and the success of Green Office programs at other campuses. UCLA Newsroom story on the program.
Staff & faculty of campus departments can participate in an informal audit process about their office practices. Each office can designate a sustainability ambassador to be the point of contact and coordinate with a UCLA Sustainability intern and complete a Green Office Evaluation. The evaluation will provide tips for each office to become more environmentally-conscious and attain Green Office certification.
The certification is based on office practices that help decrease energy consumption and waste in each department. The in-office evaluation adheres to a point-system, with set points assigned to various office attributes or behaviors. Based on the feasible actions for each office, certification is awarded according to the following scale:
To learn more about the program, visit UCLA Campus Sustainability website.