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And the winner of the Green Team Spirit Gives Back Contest is….

A hearty congratulations to the YWCA-Yonkers for winning the Green Team Spirit Gives Back Contest! Executive Director, Yejide Okunribido’s essay explains the organization’s commitment to “green” and the perceived barriers.  We are so excited to work with them to make green happen AFFORDABLY, and in keeping with their mission, empower women in the process.
Grand Prize – a $2,500 package of Green Team Spirit consulting services and products including:
  • Leadership consultation – learning about the YWCA-Yonkers and tailoring a program just for them.
  • Assessment & Planning – using the GTS Tookit to measure carbon emissions, costs, and behaviors.  Developing a plan based on the findings.
  • Empowering the YWCA-Yonkers Green Team! – A fun kick-off event with staff & stakeholders, sharing ideas and taking team action!
  • Green team follow up and trainings
  • Complete Green Team Spirit Toolkit and training videos

Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity of WestchesterSisters of the Divine Compassion and Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, our Second Prize Winners!  Each will receive a $650 package of Green Team Spirit consulting services and products including:
  • Energy Module and Energy Tool
  • Water Module and Water Tool
  • 2 hours of dedicated consulting from Green Team Spirit leadership in a private webcast
  • Set of Energy and Water training videos

Congratulations Judy Zingher and Juana Pinyol, winners of the voter prizes courtesy of our contest sponsor, ECOBAGS®.

1. ECOBAGS® BrandProduce Bag Set, String Bag, Chicken Tote, Recycled Cotton Shopping Tote
2. Tiffin Food Carrier, Kleen-Kanteen 27oz, 2 ECOBAGS® Brand String Bags

Thanks to all of you who voted in the contest.  If you’re interested in volunteering at the YWCA in Yonkers on Kick-off day on Friday, November 16th, please email me at  We welcome your participation.

Are you ready to be a Green Team Spirit Company?  Contact us to schedule a site visit, an online meeting, or simply a conversation to learn whether the Green Team Spirit program is right for you.

For those ready to “Do It Yourself”, the Green Team Spirit Toolkit provides you with everything you need to create a successful, team driven, results oriented, sustainability program.  SHOP HERE

Warmest regards,

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