GEF Institute Sustainability Education ProgramsThe top three ways for • Self-guided access to GEF Institute’s online courses(individuals) to reduce – Online courses are self-paced and incorporate dynamic instruction methods,their own emissions are to video narration, application based activities, discussion forums, assessments,drive more fuel-efficient etc.cars, improve theinsulation of their homes, • Employee on-demand video trainingand eat less beef. Yet – Downloadable to smart deviceswhen we asked theconsumers in our study to • Train-the-trainer workshop instructionsname the top three, theyfingered recycling, energy- • PowerPoint Presentationsefficient appliances, anddriving less.Helping Green ProductsGrow, McKinsey Quarterly
GEF Institute Certificates in Sustainability• Earning a certification boosts credibility in the workplace and provides the foundational knowledge for successful sustainability initiatives or behavior change campaigns.• GEF Institute certifications are comprised of online education that provides big picture analysis and local application of important concepts to foster awareness and enthusiasm for sustainability.• Distinct levels of certification in sustainability concepts motivate participants to take steps toward sustainability literacy and action.• Courses required for certification are eligible for academic (graduate or undergraduate) credit. “I think the best example is to lead by example and be sustainable. The incentive is to clean up our mess and make the world a more livable place. If employees don’t already feel a sense of obligation and stewardship, then they need to be educated.” Employee Engagement Survey: An Analysis of the Extent and Nature of Employee Sustainability Programs, BrighterPlanet
Sustainability in Operations Real World Examples• At a Lockheed Martin facility, green team activities led to more than $200,000 in savings and reduced CO2 emissions by 2,332 metric tons.• When Verizon focused on creating more sustainable operations, the company generated $27 million by sorting out and selling recyclable materials from its waste stream, while also saving over a million dollars in waste removal costs.• P&G has gone so far as to say that they will generate $50 billion in cumulative sales from "sustainable innovation products" in a five-year period ending in 2012. • Johnson & Johnson has undertaken 80 sustainability projects since 2005 and achieved $187 million in savings with an ROI of nearly 19 percent, and rising. • Diversey, a leading B2B global provider of commercial cleaning and hygiene solutions states that for every $1 they invested in 2008 they expect to recoup $2 in 5 years.