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Green Buckeye


Implement best sustainability practices in your campus office or laboratory and have your efforts recognized through the Green Buckeye Certification (GBC) program. Make a positive impact on the environment through small, but important actions like turning off the lights when not in use, recycling, reusing and more. We all have a role in reducing our carbon footprint and minimizing waste. Demonstrate your commitment to Ohio State’s sustainability goals and get Green Buckeye certified today.

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Apply Online

Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) sustainability staff will review your online application and confirm your certification. At that time, a digital certificate will be provided and your name will be added to the Green Buckeye Certification webpage. Recertification will need to be performed every two years (FOD staff will reach out when recertification is due). Respondents may be contacted throughout the year about information sessions, best practices and other Ohio State sustainability initiatives. 

Apply for Green Buckeye Certification


Tips for Making Your Space More Sustainable

  • Establish sustainability goals for your unit.
  • Share tips to make your space more sustainable.
  • Turn off lights when not in use.
  • Unplug nonessential equipment when not in use.
  • Close blinds to trap in warm air in winter and keep out heat in the summer.
  • Discard electronic waste properly.
  • Recycle. Reuse. Compost.


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For more information, contact Andrew Neil.



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