Green Team Spirit - Green Teams for Business


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Learn how the Green Team Spirit program can help your business increase profitability by taking the essential steps that will guide their organization on the path to sustainability by:
maximizing efficiency
minimizing waste, and
fully engaging employees in the process

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  • Leadership consultation –What is your VISION and MISSION. How will your organization look as a thriving, sustainable enterprise in the future?Review the 7-step framework that incorporates your stated VISION and MISSION into 7 modules.
  • Talk about all 7 steps here:Vision – how your organization will look in the future as a thriving, sustainable enterpriseAssess (Tools) – collect data and learn about current processesPlan – concrete actions necessary to implement your visionAct – specific actionsEvaluate (Tools)CelebrateImprove
  • Green Team Spirit - Green Teams for Business

    1. 1. Green Teams for Business<br />~~~<br />How a Green Team Can Help Your Business Thrive in Today’s Economy<br />~~~<br />Presented by Dani Glaser<br />Founder, Green Team Spirit<br />
    2. 2. Our commitment to your business<br />The Green Team Spirit program is designed to help business leaders increase profitability by taking the essential steps that will guide their company on the path to sustainability by:<br />maximizing efficiency<br />minimizing waste, and<br />fully engaging employees in the process<br />
    3. 3. A green team...<br />is a group of staff who care about sustainability and volunteer to lead your organization on this path <br />is fully supported by senior management<br />is inclusive and representative of all organizational functions (including senior management)<br />can range in size from 2 to 200<br />openly engages all staff to do their part, even if they are not on the green team<br />
    4. 4. What engages employees at work?<br />being valued<br />challenging and meaningful work<br />clear vision<br />learning<br />recognition<br />participation in decision making<br />trust and collaboration<br />Source: Triple Pundit, 2/4/11,What Engages You About Sustainability, Scott Cooney<br />
    5. 5. Green Team Spirit process is easy<br />Leadership consultation <br />Program tailored to your business<br />Facilitate kick-off<br />Step by step green team training and guidance<br />7 steps & 7 modules<br />Publicize your success<br />Ongoing support<br />
    6. 6. Green Team Spirit 7-Step Framework<br />1. Vision<br />2. Assess<br />7. Improve<br />Green Team<br />3. Plan<br />6. Celebrate<br />5. Evaluate<br />4. Act<br />
    7. 7. Green Team Spirit 7-Modules<br />Communications<br />Energy<br />Water<br />Green Purchasing<br />Green Building<br />Transportation<br />Waste<br />
    8. 8. Energy Module<br />Designed to help your Green Team lead the effort to reduce energy use in your organization through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. They will learn about sources of energy in your workplace and how staff is using it; ways to minimize usage & shift to renewable sources, and available funding & incentives to move your operation toward an affordable clean energy future.<br />
    9. 9. Waste Module<br />Designed to help your Green Team lead the effort to REDUCE waste at the source, REUSE wherever possible and RECYCLE as much as possible. Green Team will learn what’s being thrown away and strategies that lead to behavior change to minimize waste to the landfill.<br />
    10. 10. Green Purchasing Module<br />Designed to help your Green Team lead the effort to switch to a comprehensive green purchasing program. They will evaluate the current purchasing practices in your organization and learn strategies to move toward green purchasing. <br />
    11. 11. Green Building Module<br />Designed to help your Green Team lead the effort to adopt green building practices for new construction and renovation projects planned by your organization. <br />
    12. 12. Transportation Module<br />Designed to help your Green Team lead the effort to promote environmentally preferable forms of transportation by addressing employee commutation, business travel, a greener fleet and alternative fuels. <br />
    13. 13. Water Module<br />Designed to help your Green Team lead the effort to reduce water usage in your organization through water efficiency, water efficient products and practices for both indoor and outdoor water use. <br />
    14. 14. Communications Module<br />Designed to help your green team effectively communicate environmentally and socially responsible efforts both internally to staff and externally to customers, clients, vendors and other stakeholders.<br />
    15. 15. Module Tools<br />Field Color Coding Guide<br />Assessment<br />Information<br />Green Team Goal Sheet<br />Pledge Card<br />Impact <br />Periodic Analysis<br />Supportive Data<br />Additional Tools – specific to certain modules (waste, purchasing)<br />
    16. 16. About Green Team Spirit<br />Dani Glaser, Founder<br />History<br />Working on “green solutions” since the late 1990’s using community-wide approach<br />2006 Westchester County Global Warming Task Force – Business Sector, tasked with creating a county-wide green business program, resulting in the Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC)<br />February 2009 – Green Team Spirit<br />Key Clients/Programs:<br /><ul><li>Westchester County, NY
    17. 17. The Business Council of Westchester
    18. 18. Town of Cortlandt, NY
    19. 19. Villages of Dobbs Ferry & Hastings on Hudson, NY
    20. 20. Green Drinks Westchester</li></li></ul><li>Contact Information<br />Dani Glaser<br />Green Team Spirit<br /><br />914-403-5149<br /><br />~~~~<br />Sign up for your complimentary consultation today!<br />