“Vamos Verde”. KC Latinos Going Green!!. Vamos Verde KC Partners: University of Missouri Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City Magic Touch Cleaning, Inc. Marathon Reprographics Kansas City ECCO Select Hoffman Cortes Contracting Company
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KC Latinos Going Green!!
The “Green Team” involves individuals from across all levels including outside vendors and other partners.
This is one of the most important steps in creating a sustainable program.
Gain Support from Top Leadership.
It is important for top leadership to support your program.
Develop a Company Vision, including goals and implementation strategy.
Having a vision and specific goals will help in the development of a successful waste reduction program.
Step 4 –
Survey Everyone in Your Organization to Gain Valuable Feedback and Support.
Providing a feed-back loop within any program is critical to its success.
Step 5 –
Conduct a Waste Assessment.
Determining the content of the waste stream is important in learning how to manage it.
Step 6 –
Find out what is going on in your community with recycling and waste reduction.
In order to create a waste reduction and recycling program that fits your organization’s specific needs it is important to understand what services are available in your community.
Step 7 –
Create a program specific to your organization and institutionalize the process.
Whether it is selecting recycling bins or contracting with a recycling hauler, considers all aspects of creating a program.
Step 8 –
Plan a rollout of your program with events and festivities.
Making the program simple, easy and fun are the buzz words for a successful recycling program.
Step 9 –
Promote your program as part of your overall marketing strategy.
Plan to promote your program within your company as well as with your client base.
Step 10 –
Track and Evaluate Your Program.
Tracking your program’s progress is important in understanding what improvements need to be made and to encourage continued participation.
Tracking Latino Contributions to Recycling and Waste Reduction
Part of the program is that you will track recycling monthly and share with the Chamber!