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Raising Environmental Awareness and Taking Action since 1998 Jane Matlaw Director, Community Relations  Beth Israel Deacon...
Green Team: Environmental Sustainability Committee Green Team Community Partnerships Internal Education Senior Leadership ...
Who is on our Green Team?  <ul><li>People representing key areas of the organization where there are large opportunities f...
Green Team Responsibilities <ul><li>Creating and implementing the 3 year strategic plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing up...
Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Full time environmental sustainability coordinator position </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Meetings plan...
Challenges <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Competing agendas (e.g. bottled water) </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul...
Completing the Picture <ul><li>Internal education and recognition:  starting with the grassroots. </li></ul><ul><li>Senior...
Projects <ul><li>Water cooler phase-out </li></ul><ul><li>Phasing out styrofoam in the cafeteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cas...
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Green Teams - Jane Matlaw, BIDMC

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Presentation delivered at MassRecycle's 4th Annual Green Office / Green Facility Conference, Bentley University, June 15, 2010. Get invited to next year’s conference by signing up to MassRecycle’s free email newsletter at www.massrecycle.org.

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  1. 1. Raising Environmental Awareness and Taking Action since 1998 Jane Matlaw Director, Community Relations Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School
  2. 2. Green Team: Environmental Sustainability Committee Green Team Community Partnerships Internal Education Senior Leadership Buy-In One piece of a larger strategy Recognition &
  3. 3. Who is on our Green Team? <ul><li>People representing key areas of the organization where there are large opportunities for reaching achievable goals who have the power to make decisions and implement change </li></ul>Original members Media Relations Director Community Relations Director Environmental Services Director Facilities Director Nursing Director Environmental Health and Safety Director Contracting Director Support Services VP Office of the President VP Department Title Food Services Director Capital Facilities and Engineering SVP Research and Academic Affairs Director Affiliated Physician Group Physician Board of Trustees Trustee Board of Trustees Trustee OR Nurse HR Manager Pharmacy Manager Leases & Transportation Manager IS Manager Development Manager Environmental Sustainability Manager Department Title Energy Manager
  4. 4. Green Team Responsibilities <ul><li>Creating and implementing the 3 year strategic plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing updates for the environmental report card </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting case studies for problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Vetting requests that are not cost neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Building partnerships with external stakeholders </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Full time environmental sustainability coordinator position </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Meetings planned and facilitated by co-chairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Annual review and update of strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-annual leadership presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly report card (public & transparent) </li></ul><ul><li>Annual report to Operations Council </li></ul><ul><li>Annual meeting with senior leadership (or as needed) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Challenges <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Competing agendas (e.g. bottled water) </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Behavior (e.g. water cooler phase out) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Completing the Picture <ul><li>Internal education and recognition: starting with the grassroots. </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Leadership Buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partnerships: Bringing in and reaching out </li></ul>
  8. 8. Projects <ul><li>Water cooler phase-out </li></ul><ul><li>Phasing out styrofoam in the cafeteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Case study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcommittee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cups eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free bottle giveaway </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lowering our transportation footprint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Masco shuttle consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid patrol car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional bike racks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy and water conservation projects </li></ul><ul><li>Medical paper reduction </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you!
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