FW: Municipal Employee - green training/education
2008-01-29 17:07:16 UTC
Schweiger, Sabine; Reading, Jeff
Any ideas for this gentleman? (this is from the Community-Based Social Marketing Listserv at http://www.cbsm.com/
Hi Remy (and Martin), I trust all is well. This is a HUGE question with many implications. A few things to consider... Do they have a metric for measuring success? Otherwise it's tough to know the status quo and if any changes are making a difference. If there is no metric, Ecological Footprint is a good vehicle to both measure and plan for action based on the the Footprint suggests by category. They can contact the Global Footprint Network for details. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has some resources available The Cloud Institute (private consultant out of New York) has some great resources to consider www.cloudinstitute.org Local sustainability NGO's ENGO's, companies, etc Climate Change Centre - of Calgary, is a national organzation supporting climate change education / efforts www.climatechangecental.com Local Governments for Sustainability has some support available - Meghan Jamieson, www.iclei.org, York Universities Sustainability and Regional Centres of Excellence Program might be options to consider.
Contact Chuck Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Literacy is a good paradigm to redefine desired behaviours that apply exisiting environmental knowledge and awareness http://www.cbe.ab.ca/community/ecoStewardship/
The best option though is to use these resources as fodder to develop locally relevant, conducted and targeted PD efforts that integrate the community, business and government in mutually beneficial actions that contribute to significant change over time. Thoughful consideration of the sustainability and legacy of this type of training is critical in assembling the training itself.
Ecological Footprint Project
Environment and Safety Management
City of Calgary, P.O. Box 2100,
Stn. M, #8020 Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 2M5, Canada
T: (403) 268-1552
F: (403) 268-8291
Hello, I apologize if this has been posted before but I had trouble tracking down any online info on this. The City of Guelph is looking to add green training to its list of employee training and education programs. Much like: customer service skills or conflict resolution, I think it is important for all staff, especially frontline staff to have an understating of the key elements of sustainability and the green movement. Especially as it relates to the employer (what are the major environmental projects and or programs currently going on in our/your organization). I guess I am looking for what type of format examples and/or resources exist for such training? The content would be approx 50% real-world and 50% in-house projects/programs so I expect that there would be some customizing required. Any help is appreciated.
519 822-1260 x 2633
FW: School Sustainability Policies
2007-10-12 19:21:23 UTC
For a state-of-the art, comprehensive sustainability plan for a school board, see what they've done in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Very inspiring! http://www.cbe.ab.ca/community/ecoStewardship/default.asp
Re: zero waste music festivals
2007-07-03 14:56:13 UTC
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
Music festivals across the country aim to lessen their footprint
Last year's Bonnaroo music festival produced more than 1 million pounds of waste (and quite a population of wasted fans), but recycling, composting, and reuse efforts kept more than half of it from reaching a landfill. It's part of an ongoing effort to address the footprint of the annual jam-band festival -- and a trend that continues to grow among music festivals all over the U.S. But a few carbon offsets does not a green festival make, so Grist's Sarah van Schagen tuned in to the eco-efforts made by seven different festivals, and evaluated what's being done and who could do better.
A Story from Grist Magazine
2005-11-30 20:38:43 UTCI thought you might be interested in this feature in Grist Magazine: Things of Desire, by Marc Stoiber. Making sustainability sexy, from an ad man's point of view. http://grist.org/comments/soapbox/2005/11/30/stoiber/?source=daily