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Getting Staff Buy-In on Going Green

For many nonprofits, we generally have good intentions when it comes to environmental stewardship.  After all, some of our counterparts focus their mission on this very issue!  But with a lack of resources and a full plate, going green can easily end up on the back burner.

While traveling around the state for our Nonprofits Going Green events last month, I learned that really simple changes can make a great impact on your organization’s environmental footprint AND many of the changes can save your organization money.  But when we talked with nonprofits from Hopkinsville to Morehead, we heard loud and clear that motivating employees to jump on the green bandwagon can be tough – a policy is just a piece of paper if you don’t have staff buy-in.

If you missed the Going Green events during Kentucky Nonprofit Week, check out the webinar recording of the presentation  – added to our SkillBuilder series.  Also be sure to check out the new Going Green Checklist sponsored by LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, as well as the new Going Green resources on our website and in our Principles & Practices.

Let us hear from you!  How has your organization incorporated going green into your daily work?  What are some low cost ways to recognize and motivate employees to go green?

Resources:

KNN’s Going Green Resources

How to Motivate Staff on Saving Energy

Turn Your Office Green and Motivate Employees

5 Tips to Encourage Employees to Go Green at the Workplace

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