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PSU Climate Champions

The Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) has developed the PSU Climate Champions Program to promote and recognize resource conservation and stewardship within PSU departments, as well as to support the goals of our Climate Action Plan. The program includes an assessment checklist that departments use to track their progress on sustainable best practices for the workplace.

The checklist outlines best practices in:

  • Energy conservation
  • Transportation
  • Water conservation
  • Purchasing & waste reduction
  • Recycling & composting.

Please use this checklist as a way to track progress and set goals for greening your department. We recommend starting with the required practices in each section, and moving on from there. The Guidance document has informative tips, resources and contacts to help your department in achieving the best practices.

CSO would like to recognize departments that have taken verifiable steps toward a reduction in PSU's carbon footprint and increased stewardship of our natural resources by completing the Climate Champions checklist.

When your department believes it is ready to be recognized as a PSU Climate Champion, please fill out the checklist below and contact greencampus@pdx.edu. A representative from CSO will contact you to review the application and schedule an on-site verification visit. Please be prepared to show evidence or documentation for all practices.

A department that is verified to be following the PSU Climate Champions best practices will then receive an award certificate to display in their office!

PSU Climate Champions Checklist

Guidance Document

Current Climate Champions on campus: