Indiana University Bloomington’s green room certification pilot program (GRCP) aims to:
1. Provide students living in residence halls with a model for living more sustainably in their rooms and beyond.
2. Connect students to faculty, students and community and campus organizations working on sustainability-related projects.
3. Provide students a framework for educating their peers about sustainability.
In this pilot year, the program outlines a set of actions in nine areas (energy, water, transportation, food, resource use and recycling, computing, laundry, involvement and other) to help students lower their environmental impact. Of the 40 criteria, students must satisfy 20 to attain certification.
The GRCPP is a partnership between Residential Programs and Services (RPS), the Residence Hall Association (RHA), and the Office of Sustainability (IUOS).