Help UT go green by taking the Green Office Survey!
Brooke Mason and Matthew Repka, a SEED Sustainability Intern, have been working on an innovative new project to make offices across UT more environmentally friendly, a Green Office Program. Other universities have similar programs and we thought it would be a great fit to UT’s other green initiatives.
The first step to the Green Office Program is to get baseline data from offices on all three campuses on current green practices. The 5-10 minute checkbox-style survey will provide information about offices’ current sustainability practices such as recycling, unplugging electronics, two-sided printing, etc., and will be a launching pad for the rest of the Green Office Program.
Once the survey results are collected, the SEED Initiative will look for offices who want to be a part of the pilot program. The certification program will have different participation tiers (possibly bronze, silver, and platinum). An office will be able to sign up to participate at the level they feel comfortable with. Offices can continue to improve practices and move up to a higher tier if they meet the criteria. Once the program is fully established, each office will be rewarded a Green Office certificate to be display their commitment to sustainable office practices!
Please take a few minutes to fill out our Green Office Practices survey here: https://utoledoir.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aXlx02H9d8W
Brought to you by SEED Intern: Monica Aspacher
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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