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Green Room Certification

The Green Room Certification (GRC) program was created by CC students and is currently coordinated through the Office of Sustainability Green Programs Interns. GRC promotes peer-to-peer education to foster sustainable living practices on campus in residence halls, houses, and apartments on campus. To participate, students have to fill out a checklist that covers a wide range of topics from being an engaged citizen to energy and water conservation to waste reduction. This program is supported and sponsored by Bon Appetit, and in partnership with Outdoor Education. 

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How To Get Green Room Certified

Want to reduce your impact on the environment, help Colorado College achieve its carbon neutrality goal by 2020, and learn how to save money by cutting energy and water use by changing consumption habits? Get ready, get certified.

1) Review the GRC Packet

2) Download the GRC Checklist and follow the instructions.

3) Fill out this Get Certified Form and upload the GRC Checklist.

4) Upon filling out the form above, the Green Programs Intern or another representative from the Office of Sustainability will reach out to schedule a room check to get certified. You might even receive suggestions for increasing your points!

5) If you meet the required criteria, you will receive your certification door display, a reusable cutlery set, and a coupon for Local Goods. 

* This program is for students living on campus ONLY. If you are living off campus, check out how to get Green Home Certified


Conscious Consumption

I use cleaning products that are free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, phosphates, bleach, and NPE's

Laundry Habits

I use laundry products that are free of harmful synthetic fragrances and dyes

Engaged Citizen

I am a member of a sustainability-related extracurricular and/or a volunteer or student employee for:

  • Office of Sustainability (Intern, Administrative Assistant, or Volunteer)
  • CC Student Farm Club
  • EnAct
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Synergy
  • Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Student Divestment Committee
  • State of the Rockies Project

I have participated in sustainability activities at CC in the past year

  • Campus Sustainability Council
  • Earth Week Events
  • Sense of Place: Water Tour 101
  • Sense of Place: MRF Tour
  • Environmental Action Summit

I have taken a sustainability-focused course(s) at CC

  • Coming Soon! 

I have worked to encourage friends to participate in the GRC program

  • You earn 1 point for each friend that refers to you in the GRC form for up to 3 points

Waste Reduction

Learn More: Waste At CC

I have confirmed that I have a recycling bin in my room and use it properly


I dispose of batteries and other E-Waste in the proper bins on campus


I compost my food waste and other compostable products in the dining hall or other designated compost bins


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