Improving workplace sustainability requires engagement across the whole organisation. A green team refers to a group of people who meet regularly to increase their knowledge of sustainability issues and act as champions for improvements in the business’ environmental performance.
The identity and tone of the project helps make it recognisable and understandable to staff and it also portrays the organisation’s personality internally. Green champion networks do not have to be dry and serious, they can be an opportunity to use humour or ‘walk the talk’ about company values to employees.
A profile of a typical 'green champion' includes:
- Personal interest in sustainability
- Enthusiasm for cutting waste / better efficiency
- A volunteer who enjoys social connection and seeing results
- Eyes and ears – someone who can observe and identify needs
- Capacity to act and influence
This toolkit has been developed by CitySwitch to provide detailed advice, tips and guidance on setting up a champions network to enable your behaviour change initiatives.
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Fostering Green Champions at Work
This Activity received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.