Green Office Audit

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Audit Quizzes & Trivia

The Office Audit is a quick, simple way to find out how sustainable your office is, and to get ideas of where and how to improve. It has been put together by the University of Oregon Campus Recycling program.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For transportation to work, I
    • A. 

      Walk or ride a bike, skateboard, etc.

    • B. 

      Ride the LTD

    • C. 

      Carpool, or drive a hybrid or high mpg vehicle

    • D. 

      Drive alone in a car with medium or low mpg with a commute less than twenty miles

    • E. 

      Drive alone in a car with medium or low mpg with a commute more than twenty miles

  • 2. 
    The paper I use in my office has
    • A. 

      A high recycled content

    • B. 

      Some recycled content

    • C. 

      No recycled content

  • 3. 
    Most of what I print is
    • A. 

      Double-sided with reduced margins

    • B. 

      Single-sided with reduced margins

    • C. 

      Double-sided with normal margins

    • D. 

      Single-sided with normal margins

  • 4. 
    Do you reduce printing as much as possible by sending emails, rather than printing memos and fliers? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Do you reuse paper by printing draft copies and/or faxes on the back of used sheets of paper?
    • A. 

      Yes, always or almost always

    • B. 

      Rarely, or sometimes

    • C. 

      Never

  • 6. 
    When it comes to disposing of plastics, metals (aluminum cans), and glass, I
    • A. 

      Recycle all that I use at work

    • B. 

      Recycle most that I use at work

    • C. 

      Recycle some that I use at work

    • D. 

      Don't recycle any that I use at work

  • 7. 
    How much recyclable plastic, metal or glass waste do you produce per month at work? (Regardless of whether you recycle it or not)
    • A. 

      More than one hanging bagit or metal recycle can

    • B. 

      About or almost one hanging bagit or metal recycle can

    • C. 

      About half of one hanging bagit or metal recycle can

    • D. 

      One quarter or less bagit or metal recycle can

  • 8. 
    How often do you turn off the lights when going home or when leaving the room?
    • A. 

      Always when going home and when leaving the room

    • B. 

      Always when going home and sometimes when leaving the room

    • C. 

      Sometimes when going and when leaving the room

    • D. 

      Never

  • 9. 
    Do you use natural daylight and natural cooling from opening windows as often as possible?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Somewhat

    • C. 

      No

  • 10. 
    How often do you turn off your computer, monitor, speakers, and other electronics when going home or when leaving the room?
    • A. 

      Always when going home and when leaving the room

    • B. 

      Always when going home and sometimes when leaving the room

    • C. 

      Sometimes when going home and when leaving the room

    • D. 

      Never

  • 11. 
    How often do you compost food waste you produce at work, either at home or in a compost bin on campus?
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Often

    • C. 

      Occasionally

    • D. 

      Never

  • 12. 
    How much of the food and drinks you consume at work are from local sources and low in meat and animal products?
    • A. 

      Most or all is from local sources AND low in animal products

    • B. 

      Most or all is from local sources OR low in animal products

    • C. 

      Some is from local sources OR low in animal products

    • D. 

      Very little is from local sources OR low in animal products

  • 13. 
     Do purchase food and drinks in single serve packages or with a lot of excess packaging, including water bottles or hot beverages purchased in disposable paper cups?
    • A. 

      Yes, often

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Once in a while, but I try to avoid it

    • D. 

      No, never

  • 14. 
    How often do you go on long distance trips for meetings, conferences, or other work-related trips?
    • A. 

      0-3 times per year

    • B. 

      4-7 times per year

    • C. 

      8-12 times per year

    • D. 

      More than 13 times per year

  • 15. 
    Do you use telecommunication to reduce the amount of out-of-town meetings?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, it's impossible to

    • C. 

      No, I choose not to

  • 16. 
    How is information given at meetings distributed to staff?
    • A. 

      With power point or similar presentation programs and/or online postings

    • B. 

      With paper handouts, one for a table or group of people

    • C. 

      With paper handouts, one for each person

  • 17. 
    How are food and beverages served at meetings?
    • A. 

      With reusable china, silverware and cups

    • B. 

      With compostable dishes and utensils, which are composted after use

    • C. 

      With compostable or disposable dishes and utensils, which are thrown away after use