At the beginning of this semester, the Green Office Program at LIU Post hosted a recruitment competition – Who could get the most offices to sign up?
The first office to get 3 other offices to take and submit the Green Office Pledge would win LIU Post Recycling drawstring bags for their entire office. A few offices participated, but no one tried harder to win than Beth Funfgeld from the Department of Facilities Services.
Within a week, Beth had secured the win for her office. Almost immediately after reading the email about the competition, Beth was on the horn recruiting new Green Offices. And by week’s end, Beth had easily reached the target of 3 offices by getting the staffs at Mailing Services, Office Services, and our Central Heating Plant to all sign up for the Green Office Program.
It doesn’t really come as a surprise that Beth would win the competition for her office. Not only does Facilities Services have a long history of being green, but Beth also has a knack for competition. She says she loves to enter contests and she believes in the Green Office Program and wants to see every office at LIU Post take the pledge.
“We all [at Facilities Services] want a better future for our children and grandchildren. We also want to reduce costs for the University and when we do things like recycle, we can actually generate funds for the college.”
Facilities Services doesn’t just help the environment by recycling though. In fact, sustainability is embedded in their culture and they all do things like use their reusable coffee mugs, carpool to and from work, and shut off rows of lights when not needed.
The Department of Facilities Services is leading by example when it comes to sustainability and Beth Funfgeld is just one of the shining examples of the many people that are working hard to make Long Island University a more sustainable place.
To sign up and participate in the Green Office Program, please click here.