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“Although many organizations want to “go green”, they are busy focusing on their daily operations and don’t have the time and expertise to incorporate sustainability into their core mission. I saw an opportunity to help organizations accomplish this goal by providing expertise and a turnkey training program to facilitate the process.”

Dani Glaser, CEO & Founder, Green Team Spirit

Dani Glaser

Green Team Spirit, founded in February 2009 by CEO Dani Glaser, provides organizations with the tools and expertise that they need to successfully integrate sustainable business practices into company operations. The unique Green Team Spirit methodology helps organizations learn exactly where resources are being wasted and identify opportunities to increase efficiency and save money. Proprietary performance tools are used to calculate the economic and environmental impacts of energy, travel, waste, water and refrigerants in an organization, while staff surveys gauge behavioral impacts. An action plan is developed that builds upon the results and motivates and trains everyone in the organization to be part of the solution. Green Team Spirit helps organizations gain public recognition by sharing best practices through a variety of communication channels and events.

Dani Glaser is well known for her expertise in green business and her willingness to share her knowledge throughout the community. She is the creator and Co-Director of the Westchester Green Business Challenge, a public/private partnership between Westchester County government and The Business Council of Westchester. Under her leadership, this program has grown attracting over 300 of Westchester’s diverse businesses. In 2014 Dani and her colleagues developed and launched Westchester Green Business-Certified, a valuable and rigorous program for organizations that are ready to earn certification for their environmental stewardship. There are over 50 members of which 18 have achieved certification. Dani also works with local governments, extending her expertise to the municipal sector.

Jana Petrikova COOJana Petrikova

Jana Petrikova is the COO of Green Team Spirit having joined the company in December 2010. She is an MBA professional with extensive experience in financial analysis and reporting. Jana brings a strong dedication to environmentally and socially responsible business practices with a proven record of execution of green initiatives, as well as knowledge of sustainability reporting guidelines such as GRI and GHG Protocol Corporate Standard. She is an effective leader and strategic thinker with exceptional organizational, quantitative and analytical problem solving skills.

Testimonials

“Dani provided critical support for the creation of municipal green teams in Dobbs Ferry and a neighboring municipality.  She and her colleagues at Green Team Spirit were unflagging in their commitment to providing a valuable framework and useful tools and Dani was a true pleasure to work with throughout the project.”

Nina Orville, Client – Dobbs Ferry Task Force, SWEAC

“Dani is truly a guru in Westchester’s “green” community. I’ve utilized Dani as a presenter at events, as a resource for identifying important contacts and as a springboard for ideas to enhance my own outreach. I’ve also observed the efficiency and thoughtfulness with which Dani has managed projects, from inception to follow-up. She is an outstanding professional, and I am truly privileged to have an ongoing working relationship with her.”

Elizabeth Silleck, Esq., Energy $mart Communites Regional Coordinator/NYSERDA, Courtney Strong Inc.

“Dani is a brilliant collaborator. She’s an amazing motivator and negotiator. She creates synergistic alliances and organizes loose groups of eclectic individuals in to focused action groups.”

Lea Cullen Boyer, Managing Director, Green Guru Network

“Dani guides people and groups to achieve their highest goals by supporting their efforts with personal attention, research, and innovation.”

Edna Sussman, Principal of SussmanADR

“Dani Glaser delivers results while being inclusive… she is a pleasure to work with.”

Karen Wells, Senior Consultant and Partner, Wells-Canning & Associates

“Dani is a go getter who can open communications among a group to make them a team. Dani faciltated progress in a goverment program that had been mired in doubt. Dani brought new ideas and a fresh approach to building a team and I recommend her for business and government clients alike.”

Andrew Fischer, Energy Analyst

“Cortlandt Green Team members are hard at work to reduce pollution and waste, increase recycling activities, create awareness through education and motivational programs, green the Town fleet and decrease transportation usage, develop a green procurement policy, conserve water and reduce paper and mailings through brochure consolidation. I am very excited and proud to be a part of our Green Team. The members have an excellent agenda with goals to conserve energy in our government. Their team spirit is contagious and so very important. Keep up the great work!”

Town of Cortlandt, NY Supervisor Puglisi

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Dani Glaser Named Thought Leader By 914INC Magazine

Green Team Spirit Featured In Westchester County Economic Development Guide

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County Present Dani Glaser with Green Seal and Edith G. Read Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy

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Dani Glaser Inducted Into The Business Council Of Westchester Hall Of Fame, Winner Of The 2014 Women In Business Success Award

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Environmental Sustainability: A Forum for Community Leaders, Opening remarks by Dani Glaser


Westchester Business Expo Exhibitor Training, How to Exhibit “Green”, Dani Glaser


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