Earlier this week, the Thurgood Marshall College (TMC) Residential Life Office was certified by the Green Office Certification (GOC) Program. This program seeks to help campus offices promote resource conservation and receive recognition for their leadership in sustainability. The program partners with office staff to identify opportunities to implement or improve existing sustainable practices and earn points toward certification.
The Residential Life Office was awarded Silver Certification Level. Receiving this designation has motivated the Residential Life Office to plan how they can continue mitigating their resource consumption within their office. They are even more driven to earn additional points toward their certification level, as they will be seeking to apply for a Green Grant, which is sponsored through Housing, Dining and Hospitality. With this Green Grant, they are hoping for further sustainability projects that might include recycling, energy efficiency and other resource saving measures. Prior to the certification, the office had made the initiative to shift a majority of their work documents over to electronic use by purchasing iPads for the staff, reducing their paper usage.
Congratulations to the TMC Residential Life Office for their leadership in sustainability by becoming certified!
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