Staff & Faculty Sustainability

Sustainability Stewards

Each fall and spring semester, the Office of Sustainability hosts a three-part Sustainability Stewards certification. This virtual certification, open to students, staff and faculty, is an overview of basic sustainability principles such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, zero waste, renewable energy, climate change, environmental justice, sustainability on campus, and more. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, interact with the course content, and participate in a short voluntary quiz at the end of each training session.

At the end of this training, participants will receive the Sustainability Steward designation, certifying that they understand basic principles and concepts of sustainability, as well as a certificate and a Sustainability Steward sticker to display.

Spring 2024 Trainings
Thursday, March 21
Thursday, March 28
Thursday, April 4
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2024 Trainings
TBD [To Be Determined]
Please check back in Fall 2024

Introducing the Green Office Certification

Green Office Certification

The Office of Sustainability at UT Dallas is proud to introduce the Green Office Certification Program. This program is designed to be a fun, user-friendly, and engaging tool to help assess how “green” we are operating on a department, office, and individual level. Offices can rank as platinum, gold, silver, or bronze based on the sustainable practices that have been implemented by the department.

We hope that the Green Office Certification Program is a tool that will help your office in adopting sustainable practices. View a training on how to be a successful Green Office. Certified Green Offices will also receive regular newsletters, which will provide education to improve campus sustainability and help to build a culture of stewardship on campus.

Become a Certified Remote Green Office!

This certification is designed to recognize faculty or staff members for sustainability efforts made in their remote workspace. View a training on how to be sustainable remotely.

  1. Individuals may download and complete the Remote Green Office Worksheet (XLSX [Office Open XML Workbook] ). Contact for any questions.
  2. Submit completed worksheets to
  3. A certificate recognizing your efforts will be delivered via email!

Become a Certified Green Office In 5 Easy Steps!

  1. Get support from your office leadership to participate in the program.
  2. Download the Green Office Certification Worksheet (XLSX [Office Open XML Workbook] ).
  3. Coordinate with your colleagues to complete the worksheet electronically.
  4. Submit completed worksheet to for review.
  5. Optional: Schedule a consultation with Office of Sustainability staff by contacting


  • Must be a University department or an office/unit within a department.
  • Must have more than two full-time employees comprising the department and/or office

    — or —

    Full-time employees working remotely or in a hybrid format may certify their remote office as a Certified Remote Green Office.

Celebrating Green-ness

Green Office Certification Mug
  • Employees in certified green offices will receive an “I Make UTD Green” coffee mug, as supplies last and are available.
  • Certified green offices will receive signage to hang in recognition of their sustainability efforts.
  • All certified offices will be recognized on the sustainability website.

Sustainability Ambassadors

The contact listed on the Green Office Certification application will be designated as a Sustainability Ambassador. The Sustainability Ambassador will be the point of contact between the Office of Sustainability and the certified office. The ambassador will share sustainability news, information, and educational material with their office and other employees on-campus. Each ambassador must attend at least one training provided by The Office of Sustainability per academic year. The focus of the training is to learn more about the Green Office Certification Program, how-to effectively educate others on how to be more sustainable in the workplace, and to share best practices in raising awareness of sustainability programs. Training opportunities will be provided annually and/or may be requested if attendance is not possible.


Program Participants
Office / Department Rank Completed On
GR 2.816 Gold October 28, 2021
Operations Management Department Naveen Jindal School of Management Silver February 17, 2020
The Office of Sustainability Facilities Management Platinum September 24, 2018
Admissions Processing Admissions & Enrollment Gold October 22, 2018
Sign & Key Shop Facilities Management Gold October 24, 2018
Custodial Shop Facilities Management Gold November 7, 2018
Grounds Shop Facilities Management Gold November 7, 2018
Engineering Office Facilities Management Gold November 12, 2018
Library & Technical Services Department Eugene McDermott Library Bronze December 6, 2018
The Office of Facilities & Economic Development Facilities & Economic Development Gold February 13, 2019
Plumbing Shop Facilities Management Silver February 14, 2019
The Office of Student Volunteerism Student Affairs Gold February 15, 2019
Business Services Facilities Management Platinum March 8, 2019
Comet Card Office Student Affairs Silver April 18, 2019