The Green Nonprofit

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The Green Nonprofit: The First 52 Weeks of Your Green Journey

The Green Nonprofit: The First 52 Weeks of Your Green Journey is for nonprofit leaders who want to:

  • Reduce environmental impact and save money;
  • Quickly implement basic energy- and water-saving strategies;
  • Create a green team to help generate and implement green ideas; and
  • Outline a sustainability plan that matches your strategic goals.

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What does going green mean for your nonprofit? How about putting more "green" into your bank account for starters? And how about showing funders who are environmentally conscious, that you, too, care about sustainability of our planet and of your organization? And then, there is always the added benefit of building team spirit among your employees. So, is there any reason you are not a green nonprofit?

The Green Nonprofit: The First 52 Weeks of Your Green Journey is for nonprofit leaders who want to:

  • Reduce environmental impact and save money;
  • Quickly implement basic energy- and water-saving strategies;
  • Create a green team to help generate and implement green ideas; and
  • Outline a sustainability plan that matches your strategic goals.

The good news is--you don't have to close up shop for a month while you implement all these great strategies. To help you begin your journey, Sarah Sutton provides a two-step/two-week approach to get the word out and help you find helpers. Fifty-two weeks is a long time to work alone on an effort as important as greening your nonprofit. From the beginning, Sarah Sutton shows how to share what you do and build a team to help. By breaking the start of your green journey into 52 weekly steps, Sutton makes the journey easy and fun. She rarely uses jargon but when it's important enough to mention, she explains it. Though this book is for nonprofit practitioners, it's also suitable for anyone in a for-profit business who wants to be environmentally responsible.

The fifty-two weeks are broken down into 10 chapters as follows:

Chapter One
Green Is a Team Sport, or There Is No "I" in Green

Chapter Two
First Steps: Six Basics Anyone Can Do Right Away

Chapter Three
Basic Energy Changes

Chapter Four
Transportation

Chapter Five
Basic Purchases

Chapter Six
Share Success and Celebrate

Chapter Seven
Less Water; Cleaner Water

Chapter Eight
Materials Choices and Training

Chapter Nine
Advanced Energy

Chapter Ten
Celebrate and Plan Next Steps