Get your employees to go green - Reach Out!
Create a "Green Team"
Create an in-house "Green Team" that is explicitly responsible for managing all environmental initiatives and that meets at least quarterly.
Host an In-office Educational Session
These sessions will inform staff of the company's participation in the Green Office Challenge and can help staff "go green" in the office and at home.
Celebrate Earth Day in the Office or Designate a “Green Week”
Celebrating Earth Day and having a "Green Week" full of sustainability related activities are great ways to engage employees.
Create a Sustainability Policy
Having a sustainability policy informs management, employees, stakeholders, suppliers, public, etc of the company's sustainability practices. Including a green purchasing portion in the policy is tantamount.
Encourage Fellow Businesses in the Houston Area or Fellow Tenants in Your Building to Joi
Refer others to the Challenge.
Implement Innovative Green Practices
Enact innovative green practices (conduct a waste audit, compost food, encourage energy reduction competitions within your office, recycle plastic bags, calculate the company’s carbon footprint, etc).