The committee will work to enhance the quality of life on campus for Georgia State employees and students by focusing on the university’s impact on the local and global environment. The committee will promote sustainable business practices such as water and energy conservation, recycling, energy-efficient transportation, green building and landscape design, and related areas of university operations as appropriate. The committee will contribute to the development and maintenance of campus-wide networks of staff, faculty, and students focused on resource conservation, sustainable business practices, sustainable procurement policies, and related issues. The committee chair or designee will serve as a member of the University Transportation and Parking Committee. The Committees Director will serve as a non-voting member of the committee.
The new green office certification program for individuals offers university faculty and staff the opportunity to gain recognition for sustainable practices already in place as well as learning how to become even more sustainable. The program is entirely voluntary. Like many certification programs, the scoring is tiered and based on level of difficulty to achieve certain tasks in categories including energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, communications and occupant health and comfort. Each applicant has the ability to communicate with the Sustainability Initiatives Office staff throughout their application and certification process. View the webpage to find out more.