Green team event presentationPresentation Transcript
Do not leave taps dripping; always close them tightly after use.
One drop wasted per second wastes 10,000 litres per year.
Use daylight as much as possible. Adapt the power of your lamps according to your needs
Turn off equipment when it's not being used.
This can reduce the energy used by 25%
Turning off the computers at the end of the day can save an additional 50%
Use more efficient bulbs such as CFL and LED. They use less power and have a longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs.
Remove all halogens lamps.
Change your font:
According to a study led by the University of Wisconsin, the “ Century Gothic ” font uses 30% less ink than “ Arial ”
Before deciding you need to purchase new office furniture, see if your existing office furniture can be refurbished. It's less expensive than buying new and better for the environment.
Refurbish old furniture
Provide more vegetarian choices
The meat industry is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined!
Supplying food for events and meetings?
Provide parking incentives such as closer/shaded parking spots for carpoolers
Incorporate telecommuting to allow employees to work from home one day a week work
Encourage sustainable community options
Driving 10 percent less, by walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking public transit, can reduce greenhouse
gas emissions by 0.2
to 0.8 tonnes per year
Carpools and public transportation are better for the environment and employees! Facts about commuting
Carbon dioxide is the number one contributor to the greenhouse effect, and cars produce about 30 percent of the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions
Facts about commuting
Toxic substances contained in electronic products can pose threats to human and environmental health
Up to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste is accumulated around the world every year Recycle Electronic Waste
De-lamping a vending machine can save $100/year
A typical refrigerated vending machine consumes 400 Watts—at a rate of 6.7 cents per kWh, that’s an annual operating cost of $236
De-lamp vending machines
Use suppliers that use recycled, FSC certified paper and soy based ink
Prices are similar for soy-
based ink and petroleum-
based ink, but less is needed
per print job, so you are
actually saving money and
producing less toxins
Ordering printed materials?
Making paper from recycled materials results in 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution.
This means that every ton of recycled paper keeps almost 60 pounds of pollutants out of the atmosphere that would have been produced if the paper had been manufactured from virgin resources
Facts about recycled paper
Program Sponsors Ottawa Sustainability Fund
Amnesty International’s Green Team recycles paper, metal, plastics and even batteries
And uses non-toxic cleaning supplies Amnesty International makes notepads out of old letterhead
Amnesty International Green Team: Jennifer Auten, Denise Glasbeek, Nelly Almeida, Sandy Lagimoniere, Nicole Burgess and Aden Seaton
Shepherds of Good Hope has recycling in all of it’s buildings
Community Foundation of Ottawa Green Team: Margot Sunter, Anita James, Tarini Deeley, Janet Adams and Christine Couture (advisor)
Beechwood Village Chiropractic Centre Green Team: Stuart Bell, Catherine Nicholson and Christine Couture (advisor)
Beechwood Village Chiropractic Centre uses compostable cups for clients And then composts them on site
The Green Team installed a new aerator on the faucets to eliminate bottled water in the Centre
Suite 430 is Bullfrog Powered Suite 430 Green Team: Liz Bernstein, Kieran Bergmann, Kimberley MacKenzie (Nobel Women’s Initiative), Sabrina Bowman, Jess Wells (Ecology Ottawa) and Jenny Lacombe (Canadian Federation for Sexual Health)
Suite 430 composts And purchases green and reusable products
Suite 430 uses power bars to eliminate phantom load And takes advantage of energy saving options
CBC Ottawa Green Team’s Mics on Bikes project
CBC Ottawa Green Team: Julie Ireton, Rob Renaud, Paula Waddell, Evan Dyer, Julie Delaney, Robyn Burns, Amanda Putz and Chad Pawson
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre Green Team: Virginia Wolfe, Nikki Reklitis, Sandy McIntyre, Linda Martin-Duval, Angela Warren, Jeannie Page
Photography support provided by
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Team
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recycles paper, plastic and metal, and purchases 100% recycled, made-in-Canada paper
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities uses occupational light sensors and turns off their computers at night
Credible Edibles Green Team: Judi Varga-Toth and Tara MacDonald (advisor)
Credible Edibles gives cyclists a discount
Credible Edibles grows some of its own food And is Bullfrog Powered
World University Service of Canada dumpster dives to physically evaluate the amount and type of waste produced over the course of a week! It also provides insight into the amount of waste that can be diverted from landfill
World University Service of Canada celebrated Earth Day by painting recycling boxes for each desk
World University Service of Canada’s Green Team organizes an item swap for coworkers
The World University Service of Canada Green Team: Nelly Bassily, Cassandre Blier, Wagma Isaqzoy, Michelle Manks, Fauzia Issaka, and William Alvarez (advisor)
Causeway has installed T8 fluorescent light fixtures and has switched to compact fluorescent light blubs And uses electric hand dryers in washrooms instead of paper towels
Causeway Work Centre composts organic material in their industrial sized Vermiculture (worm composter)
Causeway Work Centre supplies bikes from staff to use to commute to meetings And has a news board for environmental tips and updates