Acknowledging every day actions in PSU departments
The PSU Climate Champions Program is designed 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 that departments use to track their progress on sustainable best practices for the workplace.
The assessment outlines best practices in: energy & water conservation, transportation, waste reduction, purchasing, and event planning.
Bronze, 25-35 Points
Biology, Campus Planning Office, Capital Projects & Construction, Dean of Student Life, Facilities & Property Management, Retirement Association of Portland State, School of Business, University Communications
Silver, 36-49 Points
Advising & Career Services, Bike Hub, Construction Accounting Services, Department of Communication, Environmental Health & Safety, Human Resources, Finance & Administration, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Learning Center, Office of the President, Planning Construction & Real Estate Finance, Queer Resource Center, School of Social Work, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, Student Sustainability Center, Transportation & Parking Services, University Honors College
Gold, 50+ Points
Campus Rec, Campus Sustainability Office, Office of Information Technology
Want to become a Climate Champion?
Step 1: Take the Survey
Complete the Climate Champions assessment, available as a survey on Google forms or as a downloadable pdf. While you are working on the survey, gather input from your coworkers. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Meet with a CSO Representative
After your department submits the assessment, a representative from the Campus Sustainability Office will contact you to review results, offer follow up support, and deliver prizes.
Step 3: Get your Decal & Prizes!
All Climate Champion departments will receive a wall/window decal with their level of recognition (bronze, silver, gold). Additional prizes can include recognition on the sustainability social media pages, highlight in the sustainability E-newsletter, and prize packs with green goods!
We have resources to help you become a Climate Champion! Please contact email@example.com to learn more.
Deskside buddy bins (recycling & trash)
Battery recycling bins
Reusable to-go boxes and sporks
Green Party Kit - reusable dishware for 30 (borrow only)
Refillable white board markers
Reusable mugs & bottles
Helpful stickers & signs