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Dedicated to helping all charities go green. The GreenNonprofits.org charitable organization provides this slide deck as a way to help all charities succeed with practical advice on going green.

Dedicated to helping all charities go green. The GreenNonprofits.org charitable organization provides this slide deck as a way to help all charities succeed with practical advice on going green.

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  • Where Green Meets Good 1-888-99-GREEN www.greennonprofits.org Please consider the environment before printing this presentation. Welcome
  • Moving an Industry
    • The global nonprofit/NGO industry has over 4 million organizations world-wide.
    A Huge Industry Can Make a Meaningful Difference Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • GreenNonprofits Mission
    • GreenNonprofits creates and supports the global movement that educates , assists and certifies nonprofits in becoming environmentally friendly.
    Dedicated To: Greening Nonprofits Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • The Green Pledge
    • 1. To become more aware, to practice, and to promote a healthy environment within our organization and community;
    • 2. To learn about the effect of my nonprofit on the environment and to take responsibility for that impact;
    • 3. To actively adopt environmentally-friendly practices within our organization and community;
    • 4. To take steps in advocating environmentally-friendly practices to other nonprofit/NGO organizations.
    • 5. To seriously consider moving towards seeking GreenNonprofits certification.
    Start Here Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Nonprofit/NGOs Take Lead
    • Who should lead the way in helping the nonprofit/NGO industry become more "green" at the office?
    GreenNonprofits.org is a 501 (c) 3 charity Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Positive Impact
    • If nonprofits/ NGOs began using more "green" practices, what impact could this have on the environment?
    Together We Can Make A Difference Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Donor Impact
    • What impact would being seen as 'green' have on your donors/supporters?
    Donors Will Love You Going Green! Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Room To Improve
    • How would you rate your organization's current "greenness“?
    59% of Charities Already Have Green Practices Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Actions Under Way
    • What Steps Are You Already Taking To Become More Green?
    Most Charities Have Already Started to Go Green Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Helping You Go Green Comprehensive Guide Specifically Written for Charities Over 20 Global Experts Offer Their Best Advice Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Certification Process
      • Green Nonprofit Certification
        • Online Application
        • Policy on Enforcement of the GreenNonprofits Certification Program
    It’s Free to Get Started Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • “ Green Nonprofit” Checklist   Total Points Earned ( General ): _________ (min 8 points, 6 required)   Total Points Earned ( Purchasing ): _________ (min 8 points, 2 required) Total Points Earned ( Solid Waste ): _________ (min 14 points, 2 required)   Total Points Earned ( Water Efficiency ): _________ (min 6 points, 2 required)   Total Points Earned ( Employee Practices ): _________ (min 4 points, 4 required)   Total Points Earned ( Landscaping ): _________ (no minimum)   Total Points Earned ( Energy Efficiency ): _________ (min 12 points, 4 required)   Total Points Earned ( Chemical Use & Pollution Prevent. ): _________ (min 12 points)   Total Points Earned ( Transportation ): _________ (min 10 points)   Optional: Our Calculated Carbon Footprint is ___ Tons of CO 2 We have offset 50% this year and pledge to do so again next year _________ (add 10 points) We have offset 100% this year and pledge to do so again next year _________ (add 20points)   Total __________ MINIMUM 100 Points Create Your Own Path To Certification No Two Charities Are Exactly Alike Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • My Nonprofit is not Green. Where can I get assistance?
    • GreenNonprofits offers online and offline Greening Your Nonprofit Programs. These programs can put your Nonprofit on the path to becoming certified and receiving recognition for your efforts. To learn more about these programs, visit http://www.greennonprofits.org or contact the Nonprofit Greening Program at 888-99-GREEN.
    •  
    • Do I get credit for good things I’m already doing?
    • Yes! In fact, your organization may already qualify. Your Nonprofit will get credit for existing Green practices, as well as newly adopted ones implemented to meet the GNPC program requirements.
    We Can Help Green Deeds Count! Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Do I have to do everything on the checklist to become certified as a Green Nonprofit?
    • No! Although you must complete the “Required Measures” in each category to receive certification, the
    • additional “Optional Measures” in the checklist are intended to give Nonprofits flexibility in their approach to becoming Green. Many certified Green Nonprofits have taken their program to the next level using the additional measures as motivation and guidance.
    • Does it cost to become a Certified Green Nonprofit?
    • Yes. A minimal fee is applied to cover costs to administer certification by GreenNonprofits staff. See the fee schedule listed in the How to Get Started Section.
    • How long does my certification last?
    • The Green Nonprofit Certification is valid for two years
    You Only Need 100 Points Good for 2 Years Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • GreenNonprofits.org
    • Subscribe to Free eNewsletter
    • Sign the Green Pledge
    • Become Certified
    • Become a member
    • Shop Green
    NEW Site! NEW Features! Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.
  • Contact Us 1101 15th Street, NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20005 Ted Hart, CEO 888-99-GREEN (47336) [email_address] Where Green Meets Good Time To Get Certified Please consider the environment before printing this presentation.