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Green Teams are self-organized, grassroots and cross-functional groups of employees who voluntarily come together to identify and implement specific solutions to help their organization operate in a more environmentally sustainable fashion. A green team is sometimes started by an active employee, sometimes mandated from above, or sometimes a combination of the two. Its purpose is generally to advance concepts of sustainability in to a company’s operations through grassroots effort, policy changes, or even larger scale transformation of production and operations.

Here is a collection of posts and resources on the subject.

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Business Risks and Opportunities in a Carbon Surge Economy

Increasing evidence of climate change tied to the carbon surge is pushing consumers, especially the millennial generation, to question what they buy and…
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Detroit Public Schools Students Go Green and Save $130,000

Detroit Public Schools (DPS) launched the district’s first-ever Go Green Challenge in October 2012 as a starting point for implementation of its Sustainability…
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What is a Corporate Green Team, Anyway?

Establishing “green teams” is an inspiring way for companies to motivate employees and shift their strategies towards a more sustainable path.
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Practically Green and Gamification: Making Change Fun, Engaging And Sustainable

Exclusive interview with Practically Green CEO Susan Hunt Stevens on using gamification techniques to motivate work associate behavior changes.
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Best Practices That Motivate Work Associates And Customers To Go Green

How to motivate customers and employees to change their behavior to align with sustainable best practices is a major business challenge. There are…
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Two Reasons Why Your CSR Program Should Engage Employees

Here are two good reasons why your CR communications should aim to educate, inspire, and engage employees.
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The Purposeful Office

The dream of a “paperless office” has given way to a “purposeful office” – an environment that embraces the responsible, sustainable selection, use,…
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My Little Pony Joins Hasbro’s Green Team

Toy giant Hasbro has enlisted its iconic My Little Pony brand to boost its green cred, and the company isn’t shy about connecting…
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Who’s in Charge Here? How Bottom-Up Empowerment Still Needs Top-Down Accountability

If sustainability encourages decentralized expertise in an organization, then do the Board and C-level suite need to manage it? To get the best…
Cash incentives for biking to work: just one of many sustainability-focused perks for CLIF Bar’s employees.

Employee Engagement: Five Companies That Get It

Employee engagement is one of the most effective tools for achieving long-term success and shared value. Intel, Hyatt, Walmart, Google and Clif Bar…
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Green Supply Chain: Coca-Cola’s Water Management Four Best Practices

Coca-Cola’s recently published Water Stewardship Replenish Report soberly notes that two-thirds of the world’s population lives in severe water stress areas with one…
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DuPont’s Six Ways to Achieve Zero Landfill Waste

The following outlines six best practices that enabled DuPont's success in achieving zero landfill waste stream results
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Five Ingredients to Grow a Grassroots Green Team

Five ingredients and a little follow through's all it takes to grow a grassroots green team, according to research.
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Winning Bids Going Green in HR and Risk Management

“Our business revenues are directly tied to winning competitive bids,” explains Elizabeth Barry, Chief Sustainability Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies. “Over the…
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5 Employee Engagement Tips from PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC has found that there is a positive correlation between worker satisfaction and client satisfaction or "brand health." That is to say that…