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Colgate Green Certification

Becoming Green Certified lets others know that you have the knowledge and understanding to support Colgate's sustainability and climate action programs.
Students sign in and receive stickers for Colgate's Green Summit

Becoming Green Certified

The Office of Sustainability's new Green Certification program will help Colgate achieve carbon neutrality by 2019. Thanks for applying online to become Green Certified.

APPLY ONLINETo begin the process of receiving Green Certification, you must first complete our online application. We will then contact you within a week regarding next steps.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

What Does it Mean?

Students who are green certified are proven to have an understanding of foundational sustainability subjects.

They pledge to serve as examples for those around them, and to spread the message of sustainability on campus.

What Does it Take?

  1. Apply online using the link above.
  2. Sustainability will send you online materials to review.
  3. After reviewing the material, you will be asked to take an online examination.
  4. Upon passing the exam, you will receive a one-year certification*.
* To maintain your certification past one year, you must attend two sustainability-related events within the calendar year.