Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
September 2010
Employee Spotlight - Jonas Chin

Events Calendar


Copy Center
Be Green & Save Green with Compatible Laser and Inkjet Cartridges

Department of Public Safety
Update - What is your Exit Strategy?

Vehicle Report Cards

UHDPS Lost and Found Gives Back

Update on the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers

Processing Credit Card Journals

Payments from Support Organizations

Comptroller Audit Findings

Food and Entertainment-Related Accounts
Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Damaged Recycling Bins Undergo Repair

Green Certification Program and Pledge

Socially Responsible Apparel Update

Shredding Program at UH More Affordable and Sustainable

Sustainability Training Now Available

Green Hints to Save Water: Rainwater Harvesting

Parking and Transportation
Super Shuttle Offers Discounted Airport Rides to Cougars

Printing and Postal
Keeping Campus Address Information Current in PeopleSoft

Policies and Procedures
SAMs in Campus Review
MAPPs in Campus Review

Coke Price Increase Still Keeps Prices Lower than Convenience Stores


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Green Certification Program and Pledge

A Green Certification Program has been established at the University of Houston, with one of its goals being to encourage departments to take a sustainability pledge.

The University of Houston has been taking great strides toward sustainability in recent years, and the UH Green Certification Program recognizes campus departments that have taken steps to become more sustainable.

“Because people sometimes feel overwhelmed at changing their lifestyle to become more green, we wanted to put together a step-by-step guide, which would show them how easy it can be to live sustainably at the University of Houston,” said Emily Messa, Assistant Vice
President for University Services and Sustainability Officer for the University of Houston.

It is a voluntary self-reporting program which oversees the progress of departments toward green efforts. Departments are encouraged to set long-term goals to reduce their impacts on energy, waste, CO2 emissions, food, and to improve recycling efforts.

In order to begin tangible improvements toward sustainability, Cougars are encouraged to take a sustainability pledge.

The pledge may be found here:

This pledge is open to staff (including faculty, administrators, contractors, etc.), graduating students and current students. It contains categories for green practices, such as conserving energy by turning off lights when one leaves a room or using surge protectors.

Taking these easy steps can make a world of difference in the sustainability of the UH campus, and the university hopes that many will participate in these endeavors.

For more information about Green UH, visit