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    Green Office Certification

    The Green Office Certification process is a point-based, self-assessment checklist which individuals or entire offices can use to assess their current practices and earn recognition for their efforts to reduce their daily impact on the environment. The individual lifestyle choices impact the college's sustainability goals and the wider Colorado Springs community. This program provides a framework for creating sustainable habits in the following areas: Energy, Waste, Involvement, Technology, Purchasing, and Events. 

    Green Your Office

    How To Get Green Office Certified 

    1) Download the Green Office Checklist.  - Individual Checklist ONLY

    • Read through the checklist on how to assess what you are doing now and what changes you could make!
    • Checklist for Offices/Departments is coming soon! 

    2) Complete the Checklist 

    • Complete the checklist by identifying previous and current sustainable practices. Each action earns you points, so the more actions you or your office does, the more points will be awarded toward your certification. 

    3) Submit An Application

    • Once you have completed the checklist, be sure to submit your application. A representative from the Office of Sustainability will reach out to you and go over the checklist. 

    4) Once verified, you will receive a "Green Office" plaque for your office. 

    • A wooden handmade plaque will be awarded. 

    * This is a new program at Colorado College, and as such, may require revision as it matures. Please email Mae Rohrbach ( with any suggestions and comments. They are greatly appreciated. 


    Energy Saving Checklist - Courtesy of Energy Star 

    Green Events Guide 

    Travel Offset Calculator