Category Archives: From The Desk of A Green Office

From The Desk of A Green Office – Facilities Services

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.

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Beth Funfgeld won her entire office these LIU Post Recycling bags by getting 3 other offices to take and submit the LIU Post Green Office Pledge

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.

Beth says,

“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.

From The Desk of A Green Office – Continuing Education & The Hutton House Lectures

Officially launching in the spring of 2013, the LIU Post Green Office Program has grown to include 15 offices.

In this new series “From The Desk of A Green Office,” we will be highlighting some of the measures taken by these offices in order to become more sustainable.

This week, we will look at the School of Continuing Education and the Hutton House Lectures.

One of our most recent participants, this office has already made strides in becoming a more sustainable workplace. For example, they have already taken measures to reduce the amount of paper that is printed in their office.

Kay Sato, the Assistant Provost for Continuing Education and Hutton House Lectures, said:

“When we realized that reams of paper were disappearing at an alarming rate, we knew that something had to be done. We then thought of the Green Office Program, which encourages all participating offices to use e-documents whenever possible. And being that we have found that e-documents are becoming more and more accepted we have committed to using them as much as possible rather than printing. Using e-documents whenever possible is certainly the right thing to do for people who really care about the planet!”

In addition to their commitment to use less paper, they are also implementing more sustainable purchasing decisions. For example, instead of serving coffee in Styrofoam cups which are not recyclable, the School of Continuing Education and the Hutton House Lectures will now serve coffee in paper cups that are SFI-certified, which means that the product comes from a company that implements sustainable forestry methods.

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Staff from the School of Continuing Education and Hutton House Lectures enjoying coffee in their new sustainable cups.

Click here for more information about the Green Office Program.

From The Desk of A Green Office – Continuing Education & The Hutton House Lectures

Officially launching in the spring of 2013, the LIU Post Green Office Program has grown to include 15 offices.

In this new series “From The Desk of A Green Office,” we will be highlighting some of the measures taken by these offices in order to become more sustainable.

This week, we will look at the School of Continuing Education and the Hutton House Lectures.

One of our most recent participants, this office has already made strides in becoming a more sustainable workplace. For example, they have already taken measures to reduce the amount of paper that is printed in their office.

Kay Sato, the Assistant Provost for Continuing Education and Hutton House Lectures, said:

“When we realized that reams of paper were disappearing at an alarming rate, we knew that something had to be done. We then thought of the Green Office Program, which encourages all participating offices to use e-documents whenever possible. And being that we have found that e-documents are becoming more and more accepted we have committed to using them as much as possible rather than printing. Using e-documents whenever possible is certainly the right thing to do for people who really care about the planet!”

In addition to their commitment to use less paper, they are also implementing more sustainable purchasing decisions. For example, instead of serving coffee in Styrofoam cups which are not recyclable, the School of Continuing Education and the Hutton House Lectures will now serve coffee in paper cups that are SFI-certified, which means that the product comes from a company that implements sustainable forestry methods.

Continuing Ed

Staff from the School of Continuing Education and Hutton House Lectures enjoying coffee in their new sustainable cups.

Click here for more information about the Green Office Program.