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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.



NYU Abu Dhabi's Office of the Vice Chancellor
Green Workplace Lead: Moza Al Nuaimi

Investment Office
Green Workplace Lead: Marie Birman

NYU IT (Offices located at 105 E. 17 St, 2nd and 4th floors, 10 Astor Place, 4th floor, and 1 Metrotech Center, 22nd floor)
Green Workplace Lead: Oscar Apaydinli

Procurement & Payables (+ Campus Services and IT located at 105 E. 17th St., 2nd floor)
Green Workplace Leads: Sheri Shafir and Justin Szypot

Urban Future Lab
Green Workplace Lead: Mary Ellen Beaudreau


SPS Division of Programs in Business (recertified from 2021)
Green Workplace Leads: 
Evy Fung, Chantal Gomes, and Catherine Tartaglia

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Green Workplace Leads: Pat Eaton and Tia Chhor



University Human Resources/ES&S PeopleLink & Financelink
Green Workplace Leads: Seamus Mullin and Mirta Salomon


Liberal Studies
Green Workplace Lead: Danika Lâm

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