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



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.

“To hit the climate challenge ahead of us we need to make changes now.  Our village governments need to set an example for our communities, and this change starts from within. Our village green teams will help change the culture, and this training will help us do that.”

Mayor Peter Swiderski

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson


“The Green Team initiative is a great example of the action that can be taken at local levels of government to improve energy efficiency and savings, which is not only good for the environment and our quality of life, but good for business too. It is also another example of how the villages are working more closely together to share services and opportunities to lower the cost of government and benefit taxpayers.”

Mayor Hartley Connett

Village of Dobbs Ferry

The funding for this work derives from grants awarded to the Village of Dobbs Ferry and the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson from the Clean Air Cool Planet – Community Catalyst Fund.  Each Village was awarded the maximum amount of $2,500 for the project.  The grant provides training and assistance to municipal employees in the critical areas of leadership development, goal setting, identification of resource-conservation opportunities, and communication.  The program is further intended as a role model for residents, local businesses and neighboring municipalities.

Championed by Village leadership, the Green Team program will be introduced to all staff in the coming weeks where they will be invited to volunteer to be on the Green Team.  Green Team Spirit will guide the Green Teams through the various stages of program development.


About Green Team Spirit

Dani Glaser is the founder of Green Team Spirit, which helps organizations “go green” using an interdisciplinary team approach that includes management, staff and stakeholders.  The Green Team Spirit program provides step-by-step training modules and tools to assist Green Teams in accomplishing targeted goals toward sustainability.

Dani combines her wealth of business experience with her passion for the environment and a healthier, more sustainable world. With 30 years of experience in marketing, communications, technology, advocacy, non-profit development and research, Dani recognizes that a time of great challenge is a time of great opportunity, and those organizations that embrace the cultural shift toward green business will be the ones poised to succeed in the future.

As a member of the Westchester County Global Warming Task Force, Dani served on the Business Sector committee where she studied various models for green business network development. Her advocacy of a “green team” approach to address economic, environmental and social issues at the organizational level is a direct result of this work.  She is one of the creators and administrators of the recently launched Westchester Green Business Challenge, a partnership of Westchester County Government and the Business Council of Westchester.  She is responsible for all sustainability efforts for the Town of Cortlandt, NY including the upcoming Greenhouse gas inventory (GHG) and Climate Action Plan.

Current clients include: The Town of Cortlandt, NY; The Business Council of Westchester, Westchester County government and most recently, the Villages of Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson.

Dani is also the co-organizer of Green Drinks Westchester, a networking group for those who care about the environment in Westchester County and beyond.

Green Team Spirit

Dani Glaser – Owner/Founder

14 Westminster Drive

Croton-on-Hudson, NY  10520

Phone: (914) 403-5149

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