green teams

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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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Intuit Employee Passion Leads to Freecycle@Work

Intuit is well known for Quicken, TurboTax, and its recent acquisition of Mint.com, and is generally a darling of the personal finance crowd.…
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Sustainability Programs Must Engage Employees

By Matt Courtland People learn through stories. When special tales are told frequently, they become more than words. They are transformed into myths…
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Video Interview: Internal Stakeholder Engagement at Siemens

Today’s large corporations have the size and power to literally move mountains.  But with hundreds of thousands of employees spread over dozens of…
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Sustainability Means Employees Work Harder for Their Money (and like it)

There is no doubt that the culture of the working environment in America has changed considerably over the last few decades and especially…
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Green Teams: Three Examples eBay is Using to Meet Corporate Sustainability Goals

Green teams and employee engagement. These two buzz words seems to be gaining traction. Earlier this year, GreenBiz.com launched a new green team…

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Green Team?

The following is a guest post by Edward Quevedo, Esq of Paladin Law. and Leilani C. Latimer or Sabre Holdings. It concerns work…

Autodesk: How to Make Your Company Sustainable to the Bone

How often do we pass the greener option right by without even giving it a thought? A little green genie sitting on our…
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Is God an Environmentalist? Religion’s Role in Sustainability

By Leslie Back In summer 2009, my small church started a Green Team. We felt a pioneering spirit as non-conforming liberals accepting responsibility…
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BCCCC Conference: How to Kickstart a CSR Career

By Glenn Gutterman Where will tomorrow’s corporate responsibility leaders come from? That was the question before a breakout session panel Monday at the…
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Interview: Walmart’s Green Human Resources Best Practices

Walmart is gaining a considerable amount of attention from its big-picture strategic goal to be “supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, creating zero…

Four Ways to Get Your Company Ready for Earth Day

Earth Day is only six weeks away (April 22nd).  Are you ready? While we all know that a commitment to sustainability goes beyond…

A Greener Olympics: Coke’s Green 2010 Winter Olympic Games Efforts

Numerous organizations and companies have committed to making the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games more environmentally friendly. Whether it is the…

Interview With Kevin Whitfield, Head Of Carbon At South Africa’s Nedbank

Nedbank Group is one of South Africa’s largest banks and a leader in sustainability. I recently interviewed Kevin Whitfield, head of Carbon at…
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Deloitte: Best Practices for Going Green

What do you think of when you hear Deloitte? You might think of a professional services firm or Big Four auditor. Today, the…

Sustainable Systems at Work: New Offering from Northwest Earth Institute

By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact On the most mundane level, green teams focus on practical issues, such as eliminating bottled water or improving…