Green Office Certification

The Spartan Green Office Certification recognizes units at MSU that are taking steps to embrace sustainability throughout their work practices. The certification is a self-reporting assessment that assesses actions relating to energy, transportation, health and well-being, food and beverages, purchasing, waste management and fostering a sustainable culture. The certification is open to any MSU unit, including those located beyond MSU’s main East Lansing campus.

How it Works

  1. Identify a coordinator to submit the certification
  2. Preview the checklist and identify the unit’s sustainable practices [see resources below]
  3. Discuss the certification with the unit; at least 75% of employees must commit to following the actions selected in the certification program.
  4. Fill out and submit the online form
  5. Receive certification

We encourage units to further their sustainable commitments by exploring additional actions that could be implemented in the workplace.

Get Certified

The pilot version of the program is currently available.

Complete the certification form


Refer to the following optional resources when completing the Spartan Green Office Certification.

Spartan Green Office Checklist Preview [2 pages, PDF]
Use for a quick look at sustainable practices and commitments included in the checklist.

Spartan Green Office Certification Workbook [6 pages, editable Word document]
Use to help document sustainable practices and commitments of the unit. Includes a full preview of the entire online submission form for the certification.