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Green Team Spirit Launches Joint Green Team Program in 2 Village Governments: Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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Green Team Spirit Launches Joint Green Team Program in 2 Village Governments: Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY, MARCH 3, 2011 – Green Team Spirit has been contracted by the Villages of Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to develop municipal Green Team programs for internal government operations.

The program kicked-off on March 1, 2011 at Dobbs Ferry Village Hall where Mayor Connett of Dobbs Ferry, Mayor Swiderski of Hastings-on-Hudson and 18 Village leaders attended a Green Team Leadership Training session led by Dani Glaser. Continue Reading »

Podcast: Dani Glaser talks Green Teams on the Radio

Monday, October 11th, 2010

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On Wednesday, 10/6, Dani Glaser was interviewed on Your Triple Bottom Line Radio to talk about Green Teams. Hosts Derrick Mains of GreenNurture and Angelo Fernando of  Public Radius asked some great questions.  Dani is the guest for the first 1/2 hour followed by Dr. Jennie Stephens of Clark University who spoke about sustainable initiatives on campus.  LISTEN HERE: http://bit.ly/your3bl10

9/20/10, WVOX Radio Interview- Westchester Green Business Challenge

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

September 20, 2010,  WVOX Radio Interview- Mastering the Westchester Green Business Challenge

Host – Marsha Gordon, President, The Business Council of Westchester

Guests – Dani Glaser, Green Team Spirit and Neil Cutler, Synergis Zero Waste Group

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Municipal Green Teams – A Case Study

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

logo small copyIn the spring of 2009, Green Team Spirit began working with the Town of Cortlandt, NY to help them plan and implement a sustainability strategy in accordance with their mission:

Sustainable Cortlandt Mission Statement – To protect and enhance the quality of life of our residents and the unique environment of our area by establishing programs and policies which integrate sustainability into Town governance and planning, at the same time we want to encourage and enable Town residents and businesses to adopt sustainable practices.

With full commitment by the town supervisor and board, we embarked on a holistic approach that touched every person in town government. By nature, most municipalities are department/division driven and there are few occasions for cross-functional collaboration.  In contrast, the implementation of a sustainability plan relies on cross-functional collaboration, so we set out to learn how each department functioned in order to seek common solutions toward a sustainable Cortlandt. Continue Reading »

Big Hairy Audacious Goal – BHAG

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

SolutionsLabsYes, a BHAG.  The naysayers can say nay all they want but setting a “reach for the stars” goal can spur innovative ideas to drive your organization toward sustainability.  I participated in the GREEN INNOVATION IN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LAB in New York City on May 21st.  The room was filled with wonderful people who came together to collaborate on ideas to MOVE business along the path of sustainability.  At the end of the day, groups were tasked with coming up with a solution… and I was lucky enough to be in the BHAG group!  Beth Trask, Deputy Director of the EDF Innovation Exchange wrote a great blog about our group’s innovative ideas.  Beth writes… Continue Reading »

GREEN TEAMS & HOTELS – A PERFECT FIT!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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The number one recommendation from the American Hotel and Lodging Association to green a hotel is to form a GREEN TEAM. Hotels provide an ideal setting for green teamwork, influencing internal operations, vendors, guests and the community at large. But starting a GREEN TEAM can be easier said than done. Who should be on it? What is the structure? Who is in charge? Who is accountable? How does the team know what to do? Continue Reading »

Reminders Help Change Behavior

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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As Green Teams work to influence behavior change among fellow employees to be mindful of the environment, they are turning to simple ideas such as posting reminders. Often people want to do the right thing, they just forget… to turn out the lights, to bring a reusable bag to the store, to unplug computers and appliances, and so on. Here are some examples of green teams using simple but effective reminders in the workplace: Continue Reading »

Green Team Initiates a Green Plane

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

imagesI was fascinated by this story about the debut of Southwest Airlines’ ‘Green Plane” and was thinking of digressing from my “green team” topic this week until I read this:

“The initiative by the Southwest Airlines Green Team, Facilities Maintenance, Inflight Department, and Provisioning Department was a truly heroic effort; when you serve nearly 68 cities there are often 68 different ways to implement a program,” Kelly says.

So here again is a case where company leadership is committed to sustainability, and staff from various disciplines work together to create innovative solutions. Southwest is working with “eco-friendly” vendors up and down their supply chain to provide safer and lighter materials (reduces emissions). One of my favorite initiatives is their on-board recycling program!

It takes just one leader to pave the way and set the example for an industry. Go Southwest Airlines Green Team! Continue Reading »

Green Teams Driving Change in Healthcare

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

blogpicOver the past several years, the healthcare industry has made great progress toward the greening of facilities and operations with the advent of organizations such as GGHC (Green Guide to Healthcare), Healthcare Without Harm, and Practice Greenhealth. These organizations complement each other to offer comprehensive resources and services that support healthcare organizations in their effort to go green.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.” I recently attended their webinar: Getting Started With Practice Greenhealth. Continue Reading »