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.
GTS ProgramFoundation for Culture Change Leadership commitment Culture Change Dedicated Engagement Green Team of all staff
GTS Program Sequence1. Leadership Consultation2. Sustainability Assessment & Plan3. Green Team Development4. Module Training
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 charge of sustainability• Not tracking savings from efficiency efforts• Not collaborating with community• Hard to keep track of funding/incentives
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.
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
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!
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