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Green Team Top 10 – #8 Educational Events

Dani GlaserA Green Team is a group of motivated staff, representative of ALL organizational disciplines that learn and work together to improve the organization’s environmental impact, reduce costs, and create a healthier place to work. In this series, we will explore the top ten essential components of a successful Green Team program.

8.  Educational Events

Hosting educational events is a great way to increase knowledge and awareness about sustainability among staff and stakeholders.  Start a “Lunch & Learn” series where experts are invited to speak to the group about pertinent topics.  Staff can bring their own lunch or the company can provide it.  Coordinate themed events with Green Team campaigns such as an “Electronic Waste Day” or a “Green Your Commute Day”.  Hold a Green Fair around Earth Day and invite local vendors and non-profit groups to participate.  Friendly competitions between different departments or office locations are another fun way to increase awareness and motivate behavior.

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Stay tuned for Green Team Top 10 – #9 Celebrate Success!

Green Team Top 10:

#1 Leadership Commitment

#2 Open Invitation

#3 Allow the Team to Warm Up

#4 Effective Green Team Meetings

#5  Assess for Success!

#6 Brand the Green Team

#7 Communicate Widely

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