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SOAP – Sustainable Office Assessment Program

SOAP Infograhic


 

What is SOAP?

The Sustainable Office Assessment Program (SOAP) is a student-led program that reviews current office practices and offers recommendations for improvement towards sustainability. The SOAP Crew will conduct a walk through of the office with an office representative, assess findings, and then provide recommendations for the office to become more sustainable. Areas of focus include:

  • Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Food & Packaged Good
  • Employee Wellness
  • Transportation

For more information visit our BaySync page or to schedule a SOAP assessment click the link at the bottom of the page

The Sustainable Office Assessment Program, or SOAP for short, is a student-led program dedicated to making Cal State East Bay a powerhouse for sustainability.  SOAP conducts office walkthrough assessments; analyzing current office sustainability practices and provides recommendations for improvement. Offices are ranked and given certificates and prizes based on their performance. We encourage the offices to engage in friendly competitions to ensure participation and accountability amongst all participants. 

SOAP serves two purposes: to promote sustainable advancement in the workplace and to prepare students to utilize sustainable practices in the career of their choosing. SOAP engages staff and faculty in sustainability by creating a competitive yet collaborative environment in the workplace.

Through SOAP we hope to not only fulfill existing sustainable goals and tasks but to also encourage others to become more engaged in sustainability. Working together towards a common goal comes with the territory of being a pioneer, and if we collectively become more engaged in building a greener, healthier Cal State East Bay, then we will positively impact the University, the community, the bay and beyond

 Here's a list of our already assessed offices and their rankings

 

Office Member

Department

SOAP Ranking

 

Score

 

Date Assessed

Dr. Fadi Castronovo

  

 

Office of Engineering

  

Gold Pioneer

 

133/170

Stephanie Jones

  

 

Nursing And Health Science

  

Silver Pioneer

 

114

/170

Alison Richardson

  

 

Student Equity and Success

  

Silver Pioneer

 

113

/170

Renuka Asirvatham

  

 

Music

  

Silver Pioneer

 

106

/170

Kimberley Lopez

  

 

Health Services

  

Silver Pioneer

 

105

/170

Kellie Jones

  

 

HOPE Pantry

  

Silver Pioneer

 

104

/170

Christina Mason

  

 

Accessibility Services

 

Silver Pioneer

 

102

/170

Darice Ingram

  

 

Student Health and Counseling 

  

Silver Pioneer

 

101

/170

Belen Menjivar

  

 

GANAS

  

Silver Pioneer

 

100

/170

Susan Basanjav

  

 

Community Counseling Clinic

  

Bronze Pioneer

 

98

/170

Roger Saechao

  

 

Office of Institutional Research

  

Bronze Pioneer

 

91

/170

Seini Houa

  

 

Transfer APASS

  

Bronze Pioneer

 

88

/170

Zachary Meade

  

 

ASI

  

Bronze Pioneer

 

80

/170

 

FAQ's

What is SOAP?

The Sustainable Office Assessment Program (SOAP) is a student-led program that reviews current office practices and offers recommendations for improvement towards sustainability.  

How do I schedule an assessment on BaySync?

Follow this link to the Google form

How does the SOAP ranking system work?

There are six rankings than an office can achieve with each one having a minimum amount of points needed. The six rankings from lowest to highest are Traveler, Bronze Pioneer, Silver Pioneer, Gold Pioneer, Platinum Pioneer, and Super Sustainable Pioneer.

What if I score low on the assessment?

If you score low on the checklist don’t fret! Our team will offer you the necessary recommendations you need in order to make your office more sustainable. If you feel like you have made significant improvements, you are more than welcome to re-participate in SOAP.

What happens after I complete the SOAP Assessment? What prizes are included?

Upon completion of the checklist, your office will receive a smart power strip, an office plant of your choice, and a certificate displaying your ranking.

 

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