Webinar: Green Business Data Tracking Systems: the End to the Excel Nightmare

Thu, Nov 7, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/456505874

After convening for the first time during a May conference in Boston, a smaller group of colleagues who run Green Business Engagement Programs across the Country has formed a national network to work jointly on issues of shared interest. A Better City, a Boston-based non-profit membership business association, and ICLEI, a non-profit membership municipality organization, are co-facilitating this group of National Green Business Engagement programs and are holding the first in a series of National Green Business “How-to” Webinars.  The first one hosted by WSPPN is ‘Green Business Data Tracking Systems: the End to the Excel Nightmare’.

Introduction:
Donna Walden will introduce WSPPN and the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx).
David Straus and Mihir Parikh (A Better City, Boston) will introduce the National Green Business Task Force and ABC/ICLEI, and give a summary of known programs and survey results.

  • System 1:  Energy Stewards® web platform is an efficient tool that successfully supports a range of project portfolios, engaging businesses, medical facilities, religious congregations, schools and units of government to take action to reduce financial and environmental costs. Warren Gaskill will review its development, in what circumstances it can be used successfully, and its key features.
  • System 2:  Jo Fleming will present on a web-based tool funded and created by the State of California and several local jurisdictions within to track and measure Green Business Program efforts. It includes decades of checklist and metric development by several state and local environmental professionals.
  • System 3: Caroline Teng will present an overview of available ICLEI web-based tools that allow communities to easily administer their green business engagement programs, track data, and launch a friendly competition to encourage resource efficiency. Included will be case studies illustrating best practices from local governments.

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