Challenge Overview

The Chicago Green Office Challenge is impact-driven program that encourages friendly competition among commercial offices and individuals to adopt sustainable practices at work and at home. By "playing" the Challenge, participants take concrete action to earn points for their companies and make our city more competitive, livable, and sustainable.

How to Play

  1. Register your office as a participant
  2. Create a Green Team and invite coworkers to join
  3. Log in and complete sustainability activities
  4. Earn points, climb the leaderboard, and see how you rank
  5. Drive competition on social media: @ChiGreenOffice
  6. Measure and report your impact
  7. Earn recognition for your efforts

Each Challenge program features Activities across categories that include:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Purchasing
  • Transportation
  • Outreach

Be a Challenge Winner by scoring the most points and demonstrating the greatest reductions in energy and water between September 2014 and April 2015!

Why Play?

Playing the Challenge is good for your company, its employees, and customers:

  • Reduce waste, energy and water use in your office
  • Earn recognition as a sustainability leader in Chicago
  • Meet corporate sustainability goals while enhancing your brand
  • Have fun, get creative and engage your employees around sustainability
  • Help our city meet city-wide Sustainable Chicago 2015 goals

Still not convinced? Contact us to discuss how the program can benefit your organization.

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Open to everyone
Whether running a small business or managing a tall building, the Challenge program is open and accessible to everyone in the Chicago community. Enrollment is rolling and participation is free.
Designed for the triple bottom line
The Challenge program is built to support the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet and profits.
Getting started is easy
Simply create a free account, add your organization, and enroll in the Challenge. The process takes less than 5 minutes, and our support staff is available to guide you.