Green Teams

Become an ambassador for green

A Green Team is an informal group of faculty and staff in a particular campus unit who work collectively to promote environmentally, socially, and economically friendly practices within that unit. Getting involved with a Green Team is a great way for members of the Indiana University community to reduce the environmental impacts of their office while also helping Indiana University become a more sustainable institution!

Find a Green Team near you

What is a Green Team? 

The goal for the departmental Green Teams is to foster sustainable initiatives based on department needs. Involvement is voluntary and initiatives are tailored to those most suited to the department the Green Teams occupy.

The Green Team Organizer serves as a liaison between their department and the IU Office of Sustainability. Leaders plan strategically, communicate with the appropriate parties, and mobilize other team members in order to advance sustainable actions in their departments.

Staff and faculty in all positions from all levels of management and operations can be a part of the Green Team. The more representation throughout the department, the better! Additionally, having members with a knowledge of building operations, departmental finance, departmental management, or ties to departmental student organizations will help teams in their efforts to achieve realistic and meaningful goals.

After you register your Green Team, you can begin pursuing certifications. The certifications are completely voluntary, but are designed to give Green Teams guidance and unique ideas for creating a more sustainable working environment. The more items on the certification checklist that your team completes, the higher ranking your Green Team will be!

Check out the certification checklist

Sustain IU

Office of Sustainability
704 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: 812.855.9195