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February 16, 2011

Sustainable Systems at USEE

USEE is hosting a Community Discussion Course on Sustainable Systems at Work. We had our first meeting last week, and some great discussion ensued.

Here are some interesting thoughts and ideas that came from the meeting:

  • Get everyone on-board. If you are working toward sustainability in your workplace, it is important that everyone be on the same page. Purchasers, accountants, CEOs, facility managers, and sustainability coordinators alike.
  • Use the magic words. Know your audience, and know how to gear your message to them. Maybe they won't respond to end-of-the-world rhetoric, but will respond to energy savings=money savings.
  • Write it down. If you don't have hard plans for change, change probably won't happen.
  • If the people lead, the leaders will follow.
  • If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
  • If we demand change, change will happen.
To learn more about the Community Discussion courses, check us out at www.usee.org.

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