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Have an impact and set a culture of sustainability at NYU.

NYU's Green Workplace Certification is a self-reporting program for administrators to receive recognition for improving the sustainability of their workplaces.

About the Program

The Green Workplace Certification Checklist consists of operational changes and actions relating to electronics and equipment, purchasing, food and pantry set-up, waste management, travel and transportation, conference attendance, and remote work. Every action has a point value that has been determined according to relative environmental impact and ease of implementation.


If you're interested in applying for certification on behalf of your office, please obtain approval from your supervisor or unit head. Your approver should approve you and/or a colleague as the Green Workplace lead, who is responsible for submitting the Green Workplace Certification spreadsheet. The “workplace” should be defined in the submission and can refer to an office or a department.

How to Submit

Download the Checklist

Make a copy of the spreadsheet to edit

Complete the Checklist

Fill out your workplace information on all three sheets (Sheet 1: Overview, Sheet 2: Select answers, Sheet 3: Register innovative actions)

Submit your Checklist and Supervisor Approval

Submit your spreadsheet to sustainability@nyu.edu. Include written approval from your supervisor.

Certified Workplaces

The Office of Sustainability will review submissions and award a score of Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum to the workplace. Certification lasts for two years.



Enrollment Management - Academic Resource Center
Green Workplace Lead: Rosario Mendez

Enrollment Management - Admissions, Operations and EM Marketing
Green Workplace Lead: Anna C. Ortega Chavolla

Enrollment Management - Graduate Marketing and Admissions Consulting 
Green Workplace Lead: Carrie Prendergast

Enrollment Management - Institutional Research, Data Governance,  EM Finance
Green Workplace Lead: Aleida Casanas

Enrollment Management - Office of Financial Aid
Green Workplace Lead: Steven Moxness

Enrollment Management - Office of the Registrar
Green Workplace Lead: Jessie Montoya

Enrollment Management - Office of Student Success
Green Workplace Lead: Deyna Thompson

NYU AD Academic Resource Center
Green Workplace Lead: Shamma AlHosani

NYU AD Academic Enrichment Program (AEP)
Green Workplace Lead: Alya Alhammadi

NYU AD Bookstore
Green Workplace Lead: Joselyn Jusayan-Ilumin

NYU AD Business and Administration
Green Workplace Lead: Jovi Encinas

NYU AD Campus Safety
Green Workplace Lead: Abdurazaak Mujuzi and Alia Almarri

NYU AD Campus Technology Services
Green Workplace Lead: Nivon Silva

NYU AD Environmental Health and Safety
Green Workplace Lead: Meenakshi Gupta and Mir Hussain Nawaz

NYU AD Finance and Budget
Green Workplace Lead: Caroline Neuber

NYU AD Integrated Solutions Group
Green Workplace Lead: Fatema Al Mulla

Office of Global Services
Green Workplace Lead: Sarah Willyard

SPS Admissions
Green Workplace Lead: Cynthia Perez

SPS Center for Academic Excellence & Support
Green Workplace Lead: Hui Soo Chae

SPS Center for Global Affairs 
Green Workplace Lead: Robert Lesko

SPS Center for Publishing
Green Workplace Lead: Paul Amodeo

SPS Finance & Administration
Green Workplace Lead: Shirish Patel

SPS Institutional Research & Information Technology
Green Workplace Lead: Briseida Lopez

SPS Office of Academic & Faculty Affairs
Green Workplace Lead: Ionelee Brogna

SPS Student Services
Green Workplace Lead: Randy Williams


The School of Professional Studies is the first college to be Green Workplace Certified at the school level. 

NYU Abu Dhabi New York
Green Workplace Lead: Dede Tabak

Office of  General Counsel
Green Workplace Lead: Tom Kozak

SPS Divison of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Green Workplace Lead: Charles Bradshaw

SPS Events Office
Green Workplace Lead: Trisch Arbib

SPS Executive Education, International Programs, and Strategic Initiatives
Green Workplace Lead: Patrick Browne

SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality
Green Workplace Lead: Jane Hong

SPS Tisch Institute for Global Sports
Green Workplace Lead: Stela Xhiku

SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
Green Workplace Lead: Maria Kalogerou

SPS Strategic Marketing & Communications
Green Workplace Lead: Shirish Patel

SPS Student Affairs
Green Workplace Lead: Trisch Arbib

SPS Wasserman Career Center
Green Workplace Lead: Diana DeCubellis

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