YWCA – YonkersGreen Team Kick-Off!Green Team Spirit Gives Back     December 1, 2012
Program• Welcoming remarks• The Green Team Spirit (GTS) Program• Green Snapshot of the YWCA-Yonkers• Learning from you!• G...
About Green Team Spirit
What is a Green Team?A Green Team is a group of motivatedstaff (participants), representative of ALLorganizational discipl...
GTS ProgramFoundation for Culture Change               Leadership              commitment                   Culture       ...
GTS Program              Sequence1. Leadership Consultation2. Sustainability Assessment & Plan3. Green Team Development4. ...
Green Team Spirit Modules and ToolsGreen Team Spirit Modules & Tools
YWCA Green Snapshot     Leadership Survey Results• Performing green actions but not part of  a cohesive process• No one in...
YWCA Green Snapshot         Staff Survey Results• 93.8% consider themselves to be  environmentally conscious.• 56.3% consi...
YWCA Green Snapshot          Staff Survey Results• Staff suggested areas of focus:1. Waste: Reduce paper use; increase rec...
Communications•   Create awareness of your mission & goals•   Brand the green team (logo)•   Create a Green Team web page•...
Set Goals & Action Steps• Energy  – GOAL: Reduce the use of electricity by 10% by Dec. 2014  – ACTIONS: Turn it Off Campai...
Waste
Learning from you!• Your name• Your connection to the YWCA• In one minute or less - share one or two  ideas on how to make...
Sign Up for the Green Team Today!• Green Team Leader:  – Francisco Hiraldo, MSW, Director, Community    Empowerment Links ...
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  • Green Team Spirit Kick-off! YWCA - Yonkers

    1. 1. YWCA – YonkersGreen Team Kick-Off!Green Team Spirit Gives Back December 1, 2012
    2. 2. Program• Welcoming remarks• The Green Team Spirit (GTS) Program• Green Snapshot of the YWCA-Yonkers• Learning from you!• Green Team Sign-up!• Children’s RECYCLED art exhibit
    3. 3. About Green Team Spirit
    4. 4. What is a Green Team?A Green Team is a group of motivatedstaff (participants), representative of ALLorganizational disciplines, that learn andwork together to improve theorganization’s environmentalimpact, reduce costs, and create ahealthier place to (live and) work.
    5. 5. GTS ProgramFoundation for Culture Change Leadership commitment Culture Change Dedicated Engagement Green Team of all staff
    6. 6. GTS Program Sequence1. Leadership Consultation2. Sustainability Assessment & Plan3. Green Team Development4. Module Training
    7. 7. Green Team Spirit Modules and ToolsGreen Team Spirit Modules & Tools
    8. 8. YWCA Green Snapshot Leadership Survey Results• Performing green actions but not part of a cohesive process• No one in charge of sustainability• Not tracking savings from efficiency efforts• Not collaborating with community• Hard to keep track of funding/incentives
    9. 9. YWCA Green Snapshot Staff Survey Results• 93.8% consider themselves to be environmentally conscious.• 56.3% consider the workplace to be environmentally friendly.• 100% think that it is worthwhile to be more environmentally responsible.
    10. 10. YWCA Green Snapshot Staff Survey Results• Staff suggested areas of focus:1. Waste: Reduce paper use; increase recycling2. Energy: Turn off lights, unplug appliances3. Water: report leaks, install water saving fixtures4. Employee awareness: increase communication about environmental programs
    11. 11. Communications• Create awareness of your mission & goals• Brand the green team (logo)• Create a Green Team web page• Pictures & video!• Suggestion box for green ideas• Fun contests• Lunch & Learns• Be creative & innovative!
    12. 12. Set Goals & Action Steps• Energy – GOAL: Reduce the use of electricity by 10% by Dec. 2014 – ACTIONS: Turn it Off Campaign!; Switch to natural gas• Water – GOAL: Reduce the volume of water by 10% by Dec. 2013 – ACTIONS: Water conservation; Water efficient fixtures• Waste – GOAL: Reduce the volume of waste by 10% by Dec. 2013 – ACTIONS: Copy paper reduction; Recycling program
    13. 13. Waste
    14. 14. Learning from you!• Your name• Your connection to the YWCA• In one minute or less - share one or two ideas on how to make the YWCA a greener place
    15. 15. Sign Up for the Green Team Today!• Green Team Leader: – Francisco Hiraldo, MSW, Director, Community Empowerment Links – (914) 963-0640 ext. 109 – settlement@ywcayonkers.org

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