What Does It Mean To Go Green

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What Does It Mean To Go Green

  1. 1. What Does It Mean? To Go “GREEN” ?<br />Jennifer Elder, CPA, MS, CMA, CFF<br />Financial Strategist<br />
  2. 2. What Does <br /> "GREEN" Mean <br /> to You ? <br />
  3. 3. What Does "GREEN" Mean?<br /><ul><li>Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. 4. Environmentalism
  5. 5. Sustainability
  6. 6. Triple Bottom Line </li></li></ul><li>What Does "GREEN" Mean?<br />Corporate Social Responsibility <br />www.globalreporting.org <br />
  7. 7. What Does "GREEN" Mean?<br />Environmentalism <br />www.nrdc.org/greenliving<br />
  8. 8. What Does "GREEN" Mean?<br />Sustainability<br /><ul><li>Bruntland: meeting the needs of the present without </li></ul>compromising the ability of future generations to <br />meet their own needs<br /><ul><li>Native American: consider the consequences of your </li></ul>actions on your descendents seven generations<br />into the future<br />www.worldinbalance.net/agreements/1987-brundtland.php<br />
  9. 9. What Does "GREEN" Mean?<br />Triple Bottom Line<br /> where profits go <br />side-by-side with<br /> environmental and <br /> social performance<br />www.getsustainable.net<br />
  10. 10. Where are<br /> you now?<br />
  11. 11. Green Efforts in the IBWA<br />
  12. 12. What are the pressures?<br /><ul><li>Governmental regulation
  13. 13. NGO advocacy
  14. 14. Consumer requests
  15. 15. Resource depletion
  16. 16. Employee interest</li></li></ul><li>Business Benefits of "Green"<br /><ul><li>Customers:
  17. 17. Attracting/Keeping
  18. 18. Pro-active Impact on regulations
  19. 19. Human Resources:
  20. 20. Recruiting/Retention/Engagement
  21. 21. Productivity & Innovation
  22. 22. Cost savings:
  23. 23. Utilities/Packaging</li></li></ul><li>How Can I Start?<br /><ul><li>Create “Green Team”
  24. 24. Small, quick wins
  25. 25. Create rewards program
  26. 26. Integrate throughout business
  27. 27. Celebrate & Communicate </li></li></ul><li>What Can I Do?<br /><ul><li>In the Office
  28. 28. Travel
  29. 29. Facilities – Building & Grounds
  30. 30. Production
  31. 31. Vehicles</li></li></ul><li>What Can I Do? In the Office<br /><ul><li>Printers & Copiers
  32. 32. Paper Recycling
  33. 33. Computers
  34. 34. Lunchroom
  35. 35. Office Supplies
  36. 36. Electronic Billing</li></li></ul><li>What Can I Do? Travel<br /><ul><li>Virtual Meetings
  37. 37. Environmentally friendly hotels
  38. 38. Rental Cars
  39. 39. Employee Commuting</li></li></ul><li>What Can I Do? Facilities<br /><ul><li>Thermostats
  40. 40. Lights
  41. 41. Water Usage
  42. 42. Landscaping
  43. 43. Cleaning Supplies</li></li></ul><li>What Can I Do? Production<br /><ul><li>Purchasing
  44. 44. Cleaning supplies
  45. 45. Process</li></li></ul><li>What Can I Do? Vehicles<br /><ul><li>Maintenance
  46. 46. Operations
  47. 47. Routing</li></li></ul><li>What Will You Do Next?<br />MY STEPS: What and When!<br />1. ____________________<br />2. ____________________<br />3. ____________________<br />
  48. 48. RESOURCES<br />www.greenbiz.com<br />www.sustainabilityinstitute.org<br />www.sustainablebusiness.org<br />www.triplepundit.com<br />www.gggc.state.pa.us/gggc/lib/gggc/documents/ greenatworkguide.pdf<br />www.ceres.org<br />Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, MS, CMA, CFF<br />Financial Strategist<br />Business & Personal <br />Consulting/Training/Coaching<br />321-205-3545 jhefl@yahoo.com<br />

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