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Sustainability is a team sport

A Green Team playbook for sustainability victories

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Are you ready to start a green team? Or want more results from your existing green team?

Building and activating a Green Team is vital for starting or continuing sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives. Integrating sustainability throughout your operations is the only way to ensure those efforts will endure longer than the last person in the business who was responsible for them.

A Green Team is an effective way to share the responsibilities and maintaining consistent sustainability activities even through turnover and other disruptive events that can get a business off course. It can bring together different departments around a common purpose and set of goals, enhancing organizational culture and triple bottom line impact.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to...

  • Form an integrative team to optimize environmental performance of buildings and operational systems.
  • Set sustainability goals and motivate your team to achieve them.
  • Conduct a sustainable purchasing audit and establish a sustainable purchasing process for items such as cleaning supplies, furniture, food, and other key components of the building and service.
  • Design and implement a Buy Local Strategy for a range of amenities, services, and building elements.
  • Measure and articulate the benefits and results of sustainable building and service operations.

The context for this course is setting up a Green Team in a hospitality environment; however, the guidelines and principles can be applied in any type of business, especially businesses where a service is consumed onsite such as convention and meeting centers, sports facilities, retirement and nursing homes, apartment buildings, salons and spas, tourism destinations, office buildings, and retail.

Participants will receive a Green Team Playbook - an interactive toolkit with a checklists, worksheet, guides, and resources for managing the team and ensuring on-going effectiveness. There are 11 toolkits in the course!

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Continuing Education Units

If you successfully complete the course by scoring a minimum of 70% on each of the 10 quizzes and participate in module discussions, you will receive:

  • 3 Continuing Education units for USGBC, applicable to LEED credential maintenance (e.g. Green Associate, AP, etc.)

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Upon completion of all course modules and quizzes, email info@astrapto.com to request a certificate for proof of completion.

Class Curriculum


  Module 1: Course and Instructor Introduction
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If you would like to receive a document with the course outline and recommended schedule for completing the course in 12 weeks, please email info@astrapto.com with SYLLABUS in the subject line.

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Your Instructor


Dr, Aurora Dawn Reinke
Dr, Aurora Dawn Reinke

Dr. Aurora Dawn Reinke is a speaker, writer, and change agent specializing in sustainability. She has 25 years’ experience in diverse industries in strategy, sustainability and corporate responsibility, learning and development, leadership, project and event management, and marketing.

Aurora is involved with several hospitality and travel industry sustainability initiatives and is passionate to connect institutional buyers in these sectors to local/social entrepreneurs. She founded Astrapto (which means to illuminate) to shed light on social and environmental issues and opportunities in venues and destinations.

Aurora has spent the last decade developing entrepreneurship education, mentoring entrepreneurs, and running or judging business plan competitions. She co-founded a social enterprise incubator, received her Doctorate in Business Administration in Social Impact Management.

Learn more about Aurora at https://www.linkedin.com/in/auroradawnreinke/


What clients have said about Aurora


CEO
Small Family Business, Georgia

Aurora not only actively engages an audience of millennials to boomers, but can even connect them with material not specific to their field. Through a video conference, Aurora did just that through transparency of lessons learned, light hearted moments, and analogies to which everyone could relate. She used innovative techniques to reach her audience, including real-time interactive polling during the presentation. She was able to get participants to apply lessons learned, and I have seen it have a positive impact on our projects long after. Because of Aurora’s impact, our department has made a more deliberate effort to continue this type of learning!



Aurora was so instrumental to guide me through a sustainability assessment. She helped me find a ways to implement solutions into the property that were simple, easy to explain but made an impact in our management/administration, facilities, purchasing and human resources categories.

Hotel General Manager
Hilton Franchisee, Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I enroll?
Simply click the Enroll button at the top of the page or, if you are experiencing problems enrolling, email info@astrapto.com
When does the course begin?
As soon as you enroll and checkout, you can begin using the locked parts of the course.
How long does the course take?
The course is self-paced so you can take as long as you need to complete the modules and lectures.
Will I receive a certificate?
If you participate in each of the discussions and pass the quizzes with a 70% or better, you receive a Certificate of Completion from Astrapto that entitles you to 2 CEUs for ISSP-SA or ISSP-CSP. The course is also GBCI approved for 3 CEs for LEED credential holders. If you would like to receive a certificate, please email info@astrapto.com once you have completed the course and an electronic certificate will be emailed to you.
Do I have to work in the hospitality industry to enroll in this course?
Anyone in any industry can take this course. The context for the examples and data are from the hotel and hospitality industry, as are the toolkit research references, but the principles and concepts will apply to any industry.
What if I want to upgrade to a bundle after I enroll?
At any time you want to upgrade, please email info@astrapto.com and the amount you paid already will be applied to the bundle upgrade you choose. Note that bundle prices may change so you will pay the current bundle price at the time you choose to upgrade.
How do I get in touch with the instructor?
You can leave messages in the comments section of the lecture pages (note those are public and seen by other participants enrolled). You may send a private message to info@astrapto.com and I will do my best to respond within 48 hours.
What is your refund policy?
We hope you find the content and learning experience valuable, but if you do not begin to see value in the course within 14 days. Full refunds are available on the course and coaching bundles. If you chose a payment plan, you will not receive a refund on payments already posted, but your payment plan will be canceled. Refunds are not available on the consulting, and organization bundles.