Green Office Certification Profile - Kelly Littleton
Green Office Certification Profile by Mary Ann Wilson
Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
Anderson School of Management
How did you come to the decision to do the Green Office program?
I got an email from Nurit Katz and I’m really into recycling so I thought this was a great program to be apart of.
How long did it take you to complete certification?
Maybe a few weeks.
Did you have any up-front costs to implement any of these changes?
No. Valerie Rose, the UCLA sustainability intern, gave us the smart power strips.
What are the challenges, if any, in maintaining a green office?
I have to constantly watch the waste basket and make sure that the papers and the paper.
Have you gained any insights from implementing this program that may be helpful to others?
It’s just so easy and it doesn’t take any real effort after you initially set everything up. We already had the energy-saving copiers and we already had the bins, but we got new ones that allow you to put food waste into the food bin, lots of different types of recycled materials into the new blue bins, whereas the old ones were just for paper.
We already had a lot of things in place, for instance we were using 30% recycled paper, and I recycle a lot of papers for a lot of things that I have to do for my job. A lot of times if there’s not a lot of text on paper that we would usually put in a recycling bin, I use that again for reports and things. We don’t have any problems with our printers using partially used paper.
At Anderson, we can bring the electronics, batteries and ink cartridges to our building services and they take care of it. We recycle toner as well, since HP has a toner recycle program. You just use the same box that it comes in and they have an address label that you just stick on and give it to UPS and the old toner cartridge goes back.
Published: Monday, November 07, 2011