Friday, November 8, 2013

Recently Green Certified Payroll Office Writes Song

Congratulations to the Payroll office for their completion of the Green Office Certification Program! They earned a "Sapling" rating for their sustainable practices and created a commitment plan as a guide to help them improve their behavior and become a "Tree."


They also wrote an incredible song about their experiences and overall feelings about sustainability on campus. Check it out!

To the tune of "Yakko's Universe" from The Animaniacs.

Everybody works in a cubie or an office
or a lab on location for what it's worth.
And we all report to a division which is part of a department
that works at a University known as UCSC.
And UCSC is a college full of oceanographers and lit majors
and students silently analyzing data deep in space.
And working at UCSC are the students and employees
striving to insure the living planet is keeping pace.

It's a great big University
and we’ve all heard the call:
Zero Waste by 2020,
“We can do it!” says George Blumenthal.
You might think it won’t mean much
but shut your lights off on the way to lunch.
It's a big University and we’re Green!
Going Green is super easy; it can start with a towel
that you bring from home to dry your cups and hands.
And as you are leaving work, flip off all the lights in sight,
don’t forget about your computers and the monitor screens, too!
Across the entire campus, we’re opening up the blinds
and finding carpool buddies for our daily drives
and there’s a bunch of folks riding bikes up Bay Avenue
in a beautifully Go Green parade!

Take a look around the campus, you will find recycle bins
of blue and green and brown to put your recycling in.
Stop buying bottled water and compost your banana peel!
We can make our goal a little at a time.
‘Cause education starts with action, and we all can do it:
UCSC – full of students, faculty and staff
doing our part to be sure the universe extends to a place that never ends.
Going Green is not a passing trend!

It's a great big University
and we’ve all heard the call:
Zero Waste by 2020,
“We can do it!” says George Blumenthal.
You might think it won’t mean much
but shut your lights off on the way to lunch.
It's a big University and we’re Green!

The Green Office Certification Team has loved working with you Payroll! Thank you for your enthusiasm.

To learn more about the Green Office Certification Team and to have your office green certified next, visit the website.

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