Join the Green Office Program, and help to reduce York’s environmental footprint

With more than 60,000 students, faculty, and staff, York University is like a small city. And like any small city, the University uses a lot of resources and generates a considerable amount of waste. If you’re interested in reducing the impact that your office has on the environment, then the Green Office program is for you.

The Green Office program gives faculty, staff and students – anyone with office space at York – the tools to reduce their resource use and contribute to sustainability at York. Focusing on five key areas – waste, energy, transportation, purchasing and change – the program provides a simple checklist of ideas on how to reduce energy use, increase waste diversion rates, and green your purchasing and commuting habits.

Participating offices complete and submit a checklist, and are then certified as a Green Office at York. It’s easy to participate in the program, and each of the actions are completely voluntary – in other words – your office doesn’t have to do everything to make a difference on sustainability at York. Just start with what is workable, and go from there.

Visit the Green Office web page for more information. Your office can go through the checklist in a staff meeting, or nominate a sustainability ambassador to complete the checklist. A facilitated session can also be arranged.

If you require more information or want to book a Green Office session, email