100 Green Offices: Incentive Prizes

We are serious about meeting our goal of 100 Certified Green Offices by December 31, 2017. There are a number of ways that we have made it very appealing for you to help – whether that’s recruiting other offices to participate, getting your office on board for the first time, or coordinating the re-certification of your office.

We know you are motivated, but you are busy. Let’s help you prioritizing spending a bit of time on this effort!

Incentives for early certification/re-certification

Submit your checklist by the deadlines below and you will be entered into raffles for each incentive prize period that follows. Submission dates:  May 1, August 15, November 15

What could you win? One office will be selected in each incentive period; winners can choose from a menu of items that best suits their office: 

  • An office bike
  • A green celebration for the office (up to a $100 value): lunch, breakfast, snacks or happy hour from a Green Dining Alliance-certified restaurant
  • Outfit your office (up to a $100 value): upgrade an energy efficient appliance, switch to LED bulbs, stock the kitchen with reusable dishware, or get a year’s worth of recycled-content copy paper
  • Choose your own reward! (up to a $100 value): We are open to suggestions to support your office’s green growth. Let us know your ideas that will come to fruition with some additional support!

Referral Incentives

  • Individuals who make at least five referrals will receive a bamboo cutlery set or a Sustainability t-shirt (recruiting = personal, compelling introductory email ccing the Green Office Associates)
  • The person who recruits the most offices to complete checklists will be recognized by the Chancellor at the Green Carpet Awards
  • Offices will receive 1 point on their checklist for recruiting 1 or more offices (recruiting = personal, compelling introductory email ccing the Green Office Associates)

All Green Office Receive:

  • Tickets for two representatives from the office to attend the Green Carpet Awards in January
  • A 2017 tile (and plaque if a new certification)
  • Recognition in the newsletter and website upon certification/re-certification
  • Green Office Seal can be used on your website and print materials
  • Special recognition at Green Carpet Awards for the following:
    • Offices that advance a certification level
    • Office that have been in the program for the most continuous years

Previous Incentive Prize Recipients:

May 1st Deadline Winner:
The Office of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, certified at the Silver level by Jo Ann Achelpohl and Stephen Scordias
August 15th Deadline Winner:
The Office of Public Affairs, certified at the Silver level by Kurt Mueller and Tom Malkowicz