30 Aug '11, 10pm

Climate Corps 2011: Getting a Green Team Up and Running at CA

Climate Corps 2011: Getting a Green Team Up and Running at CA

When CA Technologies asked if I would work with its burgeoning green team, I was tickled pink. As part of a recent conference call organized by Net Impact we discussed a number of advantages to having green teams in Corporate America, including: 1) Helping reduce costs and the environmental impact of companies 2) Increasing employee engagement and retention 3) Creating opportunities for developing leadership skills 4) Enhancing company reputation and atmosphere 5) Advancing senior management's strategies The first green team meeting coincided with my first day of work. Around an oval table, employees discussed what they cared about, what was frustrating and what they would like to do differently at their facility. The group decided to focus on three initiatives related to recycling, e-waste and energy reduction. Each person walked away from the table with action items, and...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/08/30/climate-corps-201...

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