Green Team Best Practices

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Green Team Best Practices

  1. 1. Green TeamBest Practices www.thinkpaydirt.com
  2. 2. Arming Brand Ambassadors Employees are a company’s most important resource – and they’re hungry to get involved! Educated, eco-minded employees foster creativity and drive progress. Harness their grassroots ingenuity and passion to integrate sustainable innovation across your business. Internal programs should be customized for each company’s unique culture, mission and values. © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 2
  3. 3. From Facilities to Operations• It’s important to move beyond “green buildings” to evaluate how employees operate within a building.• Employees are on the front-lines of the business and should be engaged in defining those new sustainable operational practices.• Green Teams are the perfect entity for identifying, vetting and implementing those opportunities. © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 3
  4. 4. Common Green Team Obstacles• Grassroots efforts don’t align with corporate sustainability vision and objectives• Team lacks direction or commitment• Team members’ managers are not supportive © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 4
  5. 5. Common Green Team Obstacles• Inadequate policies, tools and resources• No clear process for vetting proposals• Team lacks specialized sustainability expertise © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 5
  6. 6. Best Practices: Green Teams Leadership should clearly communicate both its support and objectives for the Green Team Team responsibilities and commitment level must be understood by team members and their managers A well-defined scope, decision making framework and approval process can streamline progress © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 6
  7. 7. Best Practices: Green Teams Teams can learn by looking at typical business impacts and then move on to assessing company- specific operations and processes Ongoing education is critical to success Incentivize participation Reward progress © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 7
  8. 8. Best Practices: Employee Engagement Design broader employee engagement efforts to fuel the company’s overall sustainability and business objectives Take a “top-down, bottom-up and sideways” approach to internal communications Provide education and tools on-demand © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 8
  9. 9. Best Practices: Employee Engagement Cultivate an ongoing dialogue Supplement education with fun and inspiration Establish benchmarks, metrics and accountability Integrate campaign with overall brand, mission and culture © 2010 Paydirt, LLC 9
  10. 10. For More Information: jkolling@thinkpaydirt.com 612.840.5673 www.thinkpaydirt.com

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