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Have an Established Green Team or Green Office Program

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Office Checklist - Sustainable Actions Category: 1. Have an Established Green Team or Green Office Program

Possibly one of the most under-utilized strategies for increasing sustainability in your business is the establishment of a green team.

A green team increases employee engagement and focuses more minds on tackling tough problems and coming up with creative solutions, thereby gaining more buy-in from employees and creating a stronger culture of sustainability.

What is a Green Team?

A green team consists of a group of employees who are engaged in advancing sustainability and going more green within an organization.

Green teams will often focus on two broad areas. One focus is on the company’s own operations, and on examining the sustainability opportunities within the organization. The second is on educating employees on sustainability and engaging them in actions that they can do at home.

Green teams can assist with implementing and monitoring initiatives that positively impact environmental and financial performance. Green teams can also be useful in terms of bringing employees together and creating team building/collaboration skills.

Best Practices​:

  • Prepare a statement to articulate why the program or team benefits the business; use this to recruit members from all levels/departments.

  • Set goals for your team; ensure that the success rate will be measurable for each goal.

  • Keep team members energized, and motivated, and be sure to market accomplishments.

Here is more information on how to start and manage a Green Team: Green Team Guide​

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