I know this post is not particularly for small businesses, but the concept is inspiring.
What is a Green Team? Green teams are self-organized, grassroots and cross-functional groups of employees who voluntarily come together to educate, inspire and empower employees around sustainability. They identify and implement specific solutions to help their organization operate in a more environmentally sustainable fashion. Most green teams initially focus on greening operations at the office, addressing such issues as recycling in the office, composting food waste, reducing the use of disposable takeout containers and eliminating plastic water bottles.
This focus on operations is evolving and some green teams are beginning to focus their efforts on integrating sustainability into employees' personal lives, while others are bringing consumers into the equation and aligning their efforts to support broader corporate sustainability objectives.
eBay's volunteer Green Team leader in Omaha stresses, "Having a Green Team gives people something to believe in; something that is a tangible, visible representation that we are a company that cares."
10 Best Practices for Building Green Teams | GreenBiz.com "Download the report to learn more about these best practices and for a comprehensive list of available resources on employee engagement and green teams."