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Green Team Top 10 – #5 Assess for Success!

A 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.

5. Assess for Success!

Before beginning the first Green Team campaign, it is important to assess current performance and behaviors that impact sustainability in your workplace. Green Team Spirit Assess™ tools are designed to help you benchmark your current activities and performance as it relates to energy, water, waste, purchasing, and transportation.  Spreadsheet and survey tools make it easy for the Green Team to gather this critical data to run a well-informed campaign with clear, measurable reduction goals and strategies. The Green Team can serve as ambassadors in the Assessment process by conducting in person surveys, gathering information, and encouraging coworkers to participate in the audit.

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Stay tuned for Green Team Top 10 – #6 Brand the Green Team

Green Team Top 10

#1 Leadership Commitment

#2 Open Invitation

#3 Allow the Team to Warm Up

#4 Effective Green Team Meetings

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One Response to “Green Team Top 10 – #5 Assess for Success!”

  1. […] Green Team Spirit’s Assessment tools bring a review and checklist into an organization of the small to big things that can be reviewed and made “greener,” like changing up the bad smelling ( getting headaches!) toxic cleaners and swapping in less expensive, less offensive non toxic solutions for use. Or, a simple small step of stopping the purchase – use and throw- away of single-use coffee cups. When everyone uses their own ceramic mug things start to change in the office and at home. When you get used to using your own mug, you think twice about getting coffee to-go, especially if it’s in a styrofoam cup. And you will probably pause before buying produce wrapped in plastics. Taking the small steps usually leads to all sorts of day to day changes. Now, we all know these are things that we talk about wanting to change…but with Green Team Spirit these can be changes that really happen every day in the office. […]