With more than 50 buildings and over 2,000 full-time faculty and staff, Carleton recognizes the important role that faculty and staff play in making Carleton a leader in sustainability.

The Green Office Certification program challenges the Carleton community to foster a robust, environmentally-friendly, and fulfilling workplace through individual actions.

The program targets areas such as:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Sustainable Food & Dinning
  • Proper Waste Management
  • Efficient Water Consumption
  • Green Transportation & Mobility

How It Works

Individuals can be certified as one of three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Green. Once the form has been submitted, it will be reviewed by our sustainability department and you will be notified of your level of certification.

Green Office Certification Submission →

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I participate?

There is a number of reasons to participate in the program

  • The satisfaction of certifying your sustainability efforts and working with Carleton University to create a sustainable future
  • Be recognized by the Carleton University community for your sustainability efforts

How long is the certification valid?

The certification is valid for 1 year. The year will be indicated on the email badge you receive upon certification.

Where do these actions come from?

The Green Office Certification Program is an adaption of Carleton University’s Green Workplace program that was developed in 2016, and inspired by many other universities which have “green office” certifications.

Our Green Office Certification is aligned with Carleton University’s long-term sustainability goals outlined in our sustainability plan. Carleton University participates in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to evaluate the institution’s progress. The Green Workplace and Green Office certifications stemmed from our goal to develop initiatives to increase staff involvement in sustainability.