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Green Team 1. Our Mission WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where.

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1 Green Team 1

2 Our Mission WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet's natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals. 2

3 About WWF One of the largest environmental conservation organizations in the world Network of 30 independent national organizations Operates in 60+ countries. 1.2 million members in the US 5 million members globally 3

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5 Our Dream Green Team Our Green Team is the “voice of green” for our headquarters office. All team members are volunteers from various parts of the organization that: have a passion for greening in and out of the workplace or want to learn more about what WWF is doing to minimize our environmental footprint. 5

6 Getting things Started Do your homework! Determine the intent Engage decision makers or those who help support the decision makers of your organization. 6

7 Who should I talk to? Property Manager Office Manager IT Purchasing Department supervisor Everyone… Talk to Your colleagues! 7

8 Communication Be open & welcome change! Distribution “Green Team” Electronic Boards “Pandapedia” Weekly Announcements – Green Tips Intranet 8

9 9 What Can I Recycle? Paper Products Aluminum, Steel & Tin Cans Techno Trash Brown, Green & Clear Glass Batteries ALL Plastic Light Bulbs Ink and Toner Cartridges

10 10 Simple Rules for Recycling #1 Reuse-Reuse-Reuse #2 Clean to avoid contamination #3 Put it in its place! #4 Ask Questions

11 11 Guide to Basic Recycling ONLY PAPER Examples: white or color paper, sticky notes, glossy or coated paper, magazines, newspapers or clean cardboard, (stapled items accepted) NO used paper towels or napkins Paper Clean plastic, cans, all clear and color glass bottles Examples: yogurt containers, plastic food trays (frozen, or deli style), plastic bags, plastic utensils, plastic drinking cups, aluminum, tin and steel cans. NO dirty plastics, tinfoil, food wrappers Mixed Recyclables Non-Recyclable Items Examples: used paper towels or napkins, tinfoil or other miscellaneous food wrappers, food, biodegradable plates cups and utensils. NO recyclable items Trash

12 12 Battle of the Temperature Standards Set a thermostat temperature range and educate users. Program the turn-on and turn-off times. Sourcing Install a programmable thermostat. Behavior Communicate. Dress in layers.

13 Thermostat Control- SUMMER Setting 13 Got more questions? Go to the home page! Got more questions? Go to the home page! 76 Degrees 73 Degrees 70 Degrees Minimum airflow for warm up. Duct heaters are OFF during summer. Maximum airflow for full cooling.

14 Thermostat Control- WINTER Setting 14 Got more questions? Go to the home page! Got more questions? Go to the home page! 76 Degrees 73 Degrees 70 Degrees Minimum airflow with electronic duct heaters for warm up. Maximum airflow with electronic duct heaters OFF for cooling.

15 15 Catering & Meals in and out of the Office Ditch the water bottles Skip the single serve; hello bulk Brown bag it Buy local Go meatless

16 16 Your Hot and Your Cold! Standards Turn down your water thermostat Use cold water in lieu of hot water whenever possible Behavior Try using cold water to…. Wash your hands Clean the dishes Cleaning around the house Run the dishwasher

17 Greening with IT 17 Standards Turn monitor off when not in use. Shut down your computer and monitor nightly. Sourcing Use blade servers - 40% less power than traditional servers. Behavior Unplug items that do not require energy 24/7.

18 18 Travel Tips Standards Monitor travel miles Fly less and fly when it’s absolutely needed Sourcing Virtual meetings Offset carbon footprint Behavior Pack light

19 19 Commuter Information Standards/ Sourcing/ Behavior Provide secure bicycle parking for bicycle commuters Provide lockers and showers for bicyclists and pedestrians Offer a pretax deduction for Metrochek for transit riders Provide shuttle service to-and-from nearby Metro Stations

20 Paper – Paper Read All About It! Standards Printing – Double side everything! Printers & Copiers Thanks but no thanks. Sourcing Purchase paper that has recycled content…. 100% Preferred Comes from a sustainable forest. FSC is highly recommended. Behavior Think Twice- Does this reeeally need to be printed? 20

21 Contact Information World Wildlife Fund th St. NW Washington DC Hermione Phillips, LEED AP Facilities Manager


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