Sustainable Office certification program has been relaunched; apply for certification now!

The Sustainability Engagement Institute is excited to announce we have relaunched the Sustainable Office Certification!

The Sustainable Office Certification (SOC) is a comprehensive certification process open to all offices, departments, organizations, and colleges on Western's campus. It is a way for these entities to contribute directly to the sustainability goals outlined in the Western Strategic Plan and Sustainability Action Plan, and take action to strengthen Western's role as a leader in sustainability in the Pacific Northwest.  

This program was initiated in 2017 but was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been updated and renewed for an exciting relaunch. The certification process includes a scoresheet and employee survey for offices to complete with the support of the SOC program manager. As offices go through the checklist, they will accumulate points determined by the efforts they make towards sustainability practices while at work.

At the end of the certification process, these points will be tallied, and the office will receive a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum rating. The certification will be renewed every two years, providing offices the opportunity to increase their score and deepen their understanding of how to live and work sustainably.

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