Ideas for ways to communicate your environmental commitment are presented below, or you may come up with your own good ideas.
Why do we require this? Time and experience have shown us that the best environmental resource is people.
Coming together as a team to save money for the business and to do something good for the community is incredibly motivating.
Bringing your customers on-board showcases your business ethic positively and may result in more business and ways to save.
- Establish written company policies that describe your environmental standards.
- Discuss the Green Business Program at staff meetings.
- Include environmental practices in performance appraisals, job descriptions, training programs, and/or employee orientations.
- Develop and post a company policy statement that emphasizes conservation of resources.
- Post a bulletin board with environmental conservation tips and reminders.
- Host a community or guest event highlighting your facility’s green practices.
- Provide staff with bilingual green education materials and training.
- Use electronic communications such as group emails or the intranet to communicate green policies.
- Include reminders about ways to reduce waste and conserve resources in newsletters or in paycheck envelopes.
- Encourage employees to suggest new conservation ideas.
- Post your Green Business Pledge in a visible location and prominently display your Green Business decal.
- If you lease or rent your business office, discuss implementing the solid waste management, water and energy conservation practices that you cannot control with the property owner and other tenants.