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Certify Your Space

Northwestern students, faculty, and staff can create more sustainable work and study environments on campus by participating in the Green Office and Green Labs Certification Programs. In addition, the Green Homes Program is an opportunity to apply the concepts highlighted in Green Office and Green Labs to your living space in this self-guided certification.

Green Office Certification

leafThe Green Office Program engages faculty and staff in the process of adopting environmental best practices in the workplace. The program offers guidance on conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and increasing awareness of sustainability and environmental justice on campus. The process empowers all of our staff and faculty to become green leaders and its success is based on broad engagement and collective impact. To get started, contact sustainNU at

Green Labs Certification

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Get Green Labs Certified! Northwestern’s Green Labs Program catalyzes lab users to adopt best practices for sustainable lab management and operations, without sacrificing research quality or lab safety. Green Labs ensures that our researchers have the support, resources, and knowledge necessary to conduct sustainable world-class research.

Green Home Certification

Get Green Home Certified! This self-guided activity provides Northwestern students, staff, and faculty with meaningful steps and ideas to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle at home. Through completing the certification checklist, you will be able to reduce the environmental impact of your home and your contributions to climate change.