More ‘Brown Bag’ sessions offered for Green Offices Program

The Office of Sustainability is hosting another set of “Brown Bag” information sessions at each WUSTL campus for the Green Offices Program, which launched this spring. Offices that enroll in the program, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and Resource Management, fill out a checklist of sustainable practices focusing on awareness, education and behavior change with the goal of becoming a certified Green Office.

The program aims to give offices concrete sustainability tips that can easily be incorporated into everyday routine and practice, according to Phil Valko, director of sustainability. For more information on the program, click here to read the Record article from April.

Since the program’s launch, 61 offices have registered to participate and 27 offices have submitted their checklists. There are now 17 certified bronze offices, three certified silver offices, and one certified gold office — Environmental Health & Safety at Olin Hall at the School of Medicine.

Participating offices can include anywhere from three to 20 people who share equipment, so large offices can be broken down into manageable groups. To enroll an office, visit Complete the online registration form and download the checklist.

To learn more about the Green Offices program, employees are encouraged to attend one of the following Brown Bag information sessions:

• North Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 6, noon to 1 p.m., room 1312
• West Campus: Thursday, Nov. 8, noon to 1 p.m., room 350
• Danforth Campus: Monday, Nov. 12, noon to 1 p.m., room 248 Danforth University Center
• Medical Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon to 1 p.m., rooms 214A and 214 B Farrell Learning & Teaching Center

For more information, email