Duke Green Workplace Certification

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Bleed Blue, Work Green with Green Workplace Certification, which allows staff to reduce the environmental footprint of their workplace while cultivating community around sustainability. This program trains staff to be sustainability leaders in their department and provides the resources necessary to green your workplace.


What is a Green Workplace?

Sustainable Duke offers a checklist of items to certify a workplace that is only accessible after a staff member from your department has attended the Leading for Environmental Sustainability Workshop. The attendee will have the ability to share the checklist items with their department to create community and inclusivity around the initiative. Certification is achieved when 40 out of the 58 checklist items are completed.

Green workplace funding is available from Sustainable Duke to help departments achieve certain checklist items.

Staff who would like to view the checklist or learn more can email sustainability@duke.edu or request an abridged workshop at their next departmental staff meeting.

Forming a Green Team

Staff members may decide to form a green team for their office to help evaluate the existing sustainability in their department or incorporate new sustainability practices. There is no requirement to form a green team in order to receive green workplace certification. Some offices may find this useful to bring together staff who are interested in incorporating sustainability in the workplace.

Why complete Green Workplace Certification?

Departments who complete certification receive certification stickers to display in their workplace. Sustainable Duke will also provide recognition on our website and newsletter to be featured on other Duke Media outlets.