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Essential tools for your GREEN TEAM

Strategic Management

Hire right, manage for strengths, build trust, invest in your employees development and coach with compassion. Celebrate diversity, talents and contributions. Manage with intention, not on a whim.

Build a shared vision for a better world with your GREEN TEAM.

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Hospitality Audit Programs

Perhaps, it’s the time to begin your GREEN TEAM and make a positive impact on your company culture?¬†Focus on low hanging fruit. Small investment with huge payoffs.

Your team can start easily and seamlessly improve by choosing from these four audit programs:

1) Energy, Water and Waste Management Efficiency

2) Landscape Optimization

3) Employee Engagement

4) Financial Finesse

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Doing well and doing good

Sustainable Business

The more sustainable your business is, the better for you, your employees and your bottom lines (people, planet and profit). Sustainable businesses have the cutting-edge, competitive advantage when operating profitably, innovatively and responsibly.

Could your company benefit from learning what industry leaders are doing now? Could your team use some inspiration for new thoughts, processes and innovations?

Perhaps, it’s time to participate in an Introduction to Sustainability Workshop.

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Viva GREEN Las Vega$

Las Vegas is GREEN. Amazing but true.

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I lived in Las Vegas for five years and never heard a word about sustainability in the 1990’s. However, I was always impressed and inspired with the innovative business practices of my employer, the Wynn properties (including Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasure Island and Golden Nuggets). I often wonder, if I still lived in Vegas, whether I’d be working for Zappos.com. Either way, it’s wonderful to know that even sin-city who thrives in lights, action and over-consumption is taking steps to ‘do good and do well.”

I am inspired to share this article I read this morning from Smart Planet, “Verde Las Vegas?” by Mary Catherine O’Connor. Ironically, I’m now in Las Vega$. Apropos. as we’ll be visiting the revamped downtown today.

Progress in Las Vegas

The following stats were excerpted from this inspiring Smart Planet article:

– Reduced its energy consumption by 22 percent since 2010.Night illumination of the modern luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah m
– 8 percent of electricity comes from solar panels with plans to gain another 13 percent of energy from solar.
– Local government is prioritizing walkable communities.
– Waste oil from kitchens serving the nearly 40 million annual visitors is collected and used to help power city busses, running on biodiesel.
Caesars has reduced its landfill contribution by 25 percent by managing their own recycling facilities.
– Water consumption has reduced about 40 percent since 1989, despite the city’s significant growth.

Looking forward to seeing more

Kudos to Las Vegas. Hoping they will inspire more cities to make positive changes for our future and prosperity for all.

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Building global citizens for a better world

Global Citizenship

Blazon LaurelsThe future of our world is at our fingertips. At work and play, our choices can make an impact locally and globally.

What is important is that we are aware of our responsibility as global citizens to uphold values of social and environmental justice.

What role are you and your organization playing as global citizens? Would you like to contribute more?

 

Perhaps, it’s time for your team to participate in The Global Citizenship Experience?

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Humorous “ALL NATURAL” Advertising

Advertising at its’ best

Do you love smart humor as much as I do?

Natural vs. Organic

There is nothing natural about a “natural” labeled food. You may have bought these items thinking they were better for you and your loved ones. Sadly, that is not true.

If you really would like to be safe, buy USDA-certified organic and/or items with a Non-GMO Project Verified seal.

Vote with your Dollar$

Let’s influence food growers and producers to give us more healthy options. Buy what you’d like to see more of in the future.

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