Green Office Certification
Would your office like to become a leader in environmental sustainability at BGSU? Well, now is your chance with the BGSU Green Office Certification (GOC) program!
The Green Office Certification program encourages departments and offices to engage in environmentally sustainable actions within their office. There is a checklist of items for your office to do and if completed, your office will receive Green Certification.
Office of the Associate Vice President for Capital Planning & Campus Operations
April 2016: The Office of Capital Planning serves BGSU by planning and managing funding for new projects on campus. Additionally, they have planned and managed improvements in the sustainability of their office and have received Green Office Certification. The Office of Capital Planning has continued implementing sustainable improvements by re-certifying in March 2020!
BGSU Dining's Website
Finance and Administration Website
Department of the Environment and Sustainability
May 2014: Being the hub of the Environmental majors, it was only natural that the Department of the Environment and Sustainability would make the step to be Green Office Certified. The office has since been recertified in January 2016, April 2017 and most recently in January 2020. Department Website
Conversation Biology and Population Ecology Lab GOC
September 2019: Dr. Karen Root and her students conduct research involving sustainability, and they took the steps to become the first BGSU laboratory to receive Green Office Certification in December of 2015. The lab renewed their certification in February of 2017 and just recently renewed it in September of 2019. See lab details here!
Center for Women and Gender Equity
Tucker Center for Telecommunications
April 2014: Joining the list of Green Certified Offices is the Tucker Center for Telecommunications, which is located off-campus. The home of the WBGU-TV station is now also the home of an environmentally-friendly office! The Tucker Center completed the recertification process in July 2015, and again in February 2017! Tucker Center Website
College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Advising Center
February 2016: The academic advisors in the College of Health and Human Services took action to become the first BGSU advising office to receive Green Office Certification.
CHHS Advising Center
February 2016: Recognizing the impact that design and construction can have on the carbon footprint of the university, the Office of Design and Construction is working hard to improve the sustainability of their projects and operations. Design and Construction Website
February 2015: Representing all Graduate Students on BGSU's campus, the Office of Graduate Student Senate is leading by example to help our university achieve carbon neutrality by the University's goal of 2040. Taking significant steps to lower their environmental impact, such as transitioning to 100% post-consumer recycled paper, the Graduate Student Senate is doing its part to make our campus and student body more sustainable. Graduate Student Senate
August 2014: Caring for and providing resources to students is not the only goal of the Division of Student Affairs. This office also has a goal to care for the environment by ensuring their actions are sustainable. Through a student worker and staff relationship, this office has taken many steps to do its part of reducing the University's carbon footprint!
Division of Student Affairs