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GO4IT: Green Office Challenge

The Pellissippi State Sustainable Campus Initiative has designed the Green Office Challenge to engage faculty, staff, and students in campus sustainability. A major goal of this project is to increase awareness of the need to “Go Green.” A greener workplace creates a smaller ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive work environment, and is good news for the college financially.

Here’s how it works:

Whether you have an individual office or a desk in a group office, you can earn recognition for your choices to support campus and personal sustainability.  The program is based on a “4-Leaf” system, meaning that there are four tiers of accomplishment, each with increasing difficulty and a widening circle of networking for creating a green office space and campus. As each leaf level is earned, faculty and staff members will be awarded a leaf for display, as well as a special logo for their e-mail.  Those who earn all four leaves will receive a plaque proclaiming their accomplishments.

The program will be facilitated by students, staff, and faculty who are committed to PSCC sustainable campus initiatives.  Leaves may be earned through energy conservation, recycling, waste reduction, transportation, purchasing, and participation in events.  With each item completed, one may earn points toward a leaf.  Through this program, we hope not only to achieve measurable benchmarks in becoming “green,” on campus, but also to encourage behavior and life style changes beyond the campus.

The checklists follow as tabs in an Excel document here: Green Office Challenge Checklists

Please save your checklist on your computer, and when you have earned enough points to complete a leaf, send your checklist to Karen Lively in our Sustainability Office (krlively@pstcc.edu), and your first leaf will be awarded. For assistance with the checklists, please contact Karen (539-7364 or krlively@pstcc.edu), and a student, staff, or faculty member will be sent to your office to help.

Please begin with Leaf One and complete it before starting on the next leaf.  Extra points from one leaf may be carried over to the next leaf.  Note that there is a Wildcard Section at the end; points earned in that section may be put toward any leaf.

The following people have earned enough points for their respective leaf level:

Gold Leaf Level:

  • Audrey Williams
  • Dr. Ann Kronk 
  • Patricia Roller

Pellissippi State Green Office Challenge Gold Level

 

 Bronze Leaf Level:

  • Larry Vincent

Pellissippi State Green Office Challenge Bronze Level

 

 Copper Leaf Level:

  • Allison England

Pellissippi State Green Office Challenge Copper Level

 

 Green Leaf Level:

  • Sara Malley

Pellissippi State Green Office Challenge Green Level

 

 

Please feel free to save the image corresponding to your achieved level in your email signature.

 

Thank you.  Together let’s GO4IT!

Susan McMahon, Larry Vincent, Heather Schroeder, Audrey Williams, Maria Rivero, Ann Kronk, Karen Lively, Christy Watson, and Brenda DelGado, Members of the Campus Sustainability Initiative