First steps to building an office green team

The Green Team is one of the leadership development programs available at Softchoice. It started as a grass roots effort in 2007, and to this day involves employees from across the organization to work on green ideas. The Green Team is not only a great way to focus our energy, it also provides unique opportunities for employees to flex their leadership muscles and guide the strategy. The Green Team’s mandate is to reduce the impact of our business operations on the environment, and to inspire our customers, employees and partners to do the same. How can you start a green team at your office?

Step 1
Identify employees who have demonstrated an interest supporting green initiatives.
Step 2
Coordinate a meeting to talk about specific roles and responsibilities for each member
Step 3
Ensure manager-level support by aligning green team responsibilities with the employee’s annual goals
Step 4
Create a group email alias and a monthly eNewsletter to help the team communicate their projects and gather input

You can download the Softchoice Green Team Application and use it in your office. (we don’t mind at all)

About Melissa Alvares

Melissa was the head of Softchoice’s campaign marketing team, responsible for providing organizations with information on the latest technology trends, insights and solutions from the desktop to the data center.