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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  • Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff took to Twitter on Thursday to express his outrage over Indiana's so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." But his leadership goes beyond his company’s opposition to the law.
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  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Mike Pence, Indiana, Salesforce.com, LGBT, discrimination, Leon Kaye, human rights, SEA 101, technology companies
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  • Human trafficking, slavery, Tronie Foundation, human rights, Leon Kaye, supply chain, Freedom Seal, ethical certifications, Rani Hong, India
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  • Elvia Almachi, 32, holds a bundle of recently harvested Fair Trade-certified roses. Elvia has been working at Agrogana for 12 years, and has been part of the Fair Trade committee. She has two daughters, 9 and 12. Elvia and her husband Luis Alberto Villegas, also an Agrogana employee, both participate in the weekend adult school program paid by the Fair Trade Premium.
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Employee Engagement: AngelPoints and Saatchi S Launch New PSP Tool

As part of a corporate sustainability strategy, there is a growing trend to engage employees on multiple levels, both at work and at…
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BSR 2009: Top Strategies for Getting Employees Behind Sustainability

At BSR 2009 last week, a missing piece on the agenda was employee engagement. Yet, at the session on Internal Communications:  Making the…

Harrah’s Entertainment Bets On Green

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Building an Organizational Culture of Sustainability: Employee Engagement

These days, we hear more and more that a company’s stance on social and environmental issues plays a significant role in choice of…