Green Office

The Green Office program is designed to engage faculty, staff and students (with office space) in incorporating a wide variety of sustainable practices into the day to day operations of work spaces across the University. The program focuses on 5 key areas - Waste, Energy, Transportation, Purchasing, and Change.

There are 2 ways to participate in the program:

Self-guided program: Your team can download the Green Office checklist and go through it in a staff meeting. The checklist contains tips and resources on dozens of sustainable options in the day to day running of your office. Once your team has completed the checklist, save it and email it to us at

Facilitated program: A sustainability staff member or ambassador can lead your office team through a presentation and the completion of the checklist.  Please contact us at to schedule a Green Office session.
Submitted checklists will be reviewed and assigned a level of certification based on a minimum score achieved. There are 100 points available in the checklist on dozens of actions from printing to composting to commuting to purchasing. Certified offices will receive recognition from sustainability@yorku, and certification is good for one year from the date of submission.

Download the Green Office Checklist
Download the Green Office Checklist (printable pdf)

For further information, or to book a facilitated session, please contact us at

Green Offices at York University


Centre for Aboriginal Students


Office of Institutional Research and Analysis
Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the President
Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability
Vanier College Council
Red Zone
Glendon College Student Union
McLaughlin College Student Council
Scott Research and Collections
Student Community & Leadership Development
New College Council
Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation


University Secretariat/Office of the Counsel
Printing Services
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Centre for Human Rights
Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students
Office of the Vice-Provost Students