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presentation for 2009 sustainable operations summit

The Western CollectiveNorthern RegionRocky Mountain RegionSouthwestern RegionIntermountain RegionPacific Northwest RegionRocky Mountain Research Station

Presentation for

2009 Sustainable Operations Summit

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The Western Collective will facilitate overall coordination and collaboration of Sustainable Operations practices throughout R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, and RMRS while providing the management and leadership climate to ensure such activities and practices are successful. Through leadership and example, the Board will work to educate and network with others connected to Federal Agency operations in reducing our environmental footprint, while simultaneously advancing the principles of sustainability.

Anna Jones-Crabtree

Executive Director Western Collective

Jane Darnell,

Supervisor, Nebraska Forests and Grasslands, R2

the western collective
The Western Collective

Objectives:

  • Incorporate and maintain long-term programs, practices, tools, and policies that integrateenvironmental footprint principles throughout the organization by removing barriers and promoting the use of appropriate technologies;
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The Western Collective
  • Institute a culture that emphasizes education, rewardspositive actions, and recognizes achievements that reduce our environmental footprint in long lasting ways;
  • Integrate environmental footprint considerations intodaily decisions, habits, planning and operations; and
  • Increase capacity and capabilities to implement Sustainable Operations throughout the organization.
engaging imagination
Engaging Imagination

Why do people want to participate?

“To show the Forest Service as a leader in preparing for the future.”

“Facilitate information about sustainable practices throughout the Forest Service”

“Getting past barriers”

“Motivate co-workers”

“Help move the agency forward holistically around sustainability”

“Move our agency forward on the sustainability front so that environmental efficiency and sustainability are integrated into all that we do ”

“Making a difference”

“Foster culture change to truly integrate this into our work and lives”

“Build partnering skills to engage others in the local community around sustainability”

“Working with interdisciplinary teams to achieve sustainability goals”

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FY10 Workplan/ Logistics/ Integration

Minerals

Recreation

Special Uses

Lands

S&PF

Line

Fire

Engineering

Forestry

Administration

Budget

Wildlife

GIS

Planning

Fisheries

Range

Public Affairs

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Goal #1 – Sustainable Operations Integrated Reporting
  • Articulate Sustainable Operations reporting requirements in an integrated framework.
  • Focus on continuous improvement and meaningful progress tracking through national scale metrics and specific stories of success.

LeniseLago, R6

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Goal #1 – Sustainable Operations Integrated Reporting

Team A Deliverables:

  • List of existing reporting requirements with responsible staff
  • Framework for integrating upward reporting across the Western Collective
  • List of meaningful metrics not currently required
  • Framework for environmental footprint reporting
  • List of tools needed by Green Teams to establish baseline consumption and track progress

Team A Chair:

Julie Tucker, R4 RO

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Goal #1 – Sustainable Operations Integrated Reporting

Team B Deliverables:

  • Assessment of current utility bill clean-up efforts across the Western Collective
  • Protocol for implement utility bill clean-up efforts on units
  • Presentation about the need for utility bill clean-up efforts, highlighting unit and agency-wide potential cost savings
  • Plan for facilitating utility bill clean-up efforts across all Western Collective units

Team B Chair:

Laurie Yeager , R2 San Juan NF

goal 2 pilot projects to policy going beyond recycling and lights off
Goal #2 – Pilot Projects to Policy - Going beyond recycling and lights off
  • Foster key pilot projects to support the identification of barriers, provide opportunities for trial and error, and create a foundation for thoughtful large-scale implementation of Sustainable Operations practices.

Ranotta McNair, DRF R1

Faye Krueger, DRF R3

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Goal #2 – Pilot Projects to Policy - Going beyond recycling and lights off

Team A Chair:

Mike Fiebig, R2 (located at Gallatin NF)

Team A – GHG Yellowstone – Deliverables:

  • GHG Action Plan for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - to be used as a template for other units

Team B – Getting to Zero – Deliverables:

  • Process Guides, one for each footprint area: “How to get your unit to 'zero‘”
  • Project Implementation Plan for a BIG MAKEOVER in FY11: Implementing Zero Process Guides in an integrated fashion at one location

Team B Chair: ?

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Goal #2 – Pilot Projects to Policy - Going beyond recycling and lights off

Team C – Greening Fire – Deliverables:

  • Methods to reduce bottled water at fire camp
  • Waste stream analysis with reduction plans for fire camp
  • List of additional greening fire pilot projects needed to support 8/25/09 direction

Team C Chair:

Kim Luft, R2 RO

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Goal #2 – Pilot Projects to Policy - Going beyond recycling and lights off

Team D – Power of the Wind – Deliverables:

  • A repository of wind resources and lessons learned from the wind generator at Aspen Ski Area

Team E – Partnership Assistance Kit – Deliverables:

  • Repository of resources for establishing and maintaining partnerships for Sustainable Operations

Team D Chair:

Aurora Palmer, R2 White River NF

Team E Chair:

Sarah Kuiken, R2 RO

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Goal #2 – Pilot Projects to Policy - Going beyond recycling and lights off

Team F – Future Projects/ Lessons Learned – Deliverables:

  • Outyear Pilot Program for the Western Collective
  • Template for Pilot Project Outcomes

Team F Chair:

Lexie Carroll, R2 RO

goal 3 cross pollination fostering organizational connectivity
Goal #3 – Cross Pollination Fostering Organizational Connectivity
  • Analyze and implement methods for active Green Team sharing and effective Sustainable Operations messaging/communication
  • Create repositories and consolidated summaries of lessons learned from activities across the West

Jerry Perez, DRF R4

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Goal #3 – Cross Pollination Fostering Organizational Connectivity

Chair Team A:

Christine Romero, R1 RO

Team A Deliverables:

  • Communication Plan
  • List of green teams and champions across the Western Collective
  • Consistent sustainable operations messaging
  • Implemented activity using social media across the Western Collective fostering a Sustainable Ops Champions/Green Team network

Team B Deliverables:

  • Repository and analysis of micro-grant activities
  • Repository of green challenges

Chair Team B:

Amy Ormseth, R2 Med Bow/ Routt NF, Douglas RD

goal 4 youth and community engagement
Goal #4 – Youth and Community Engagement
  • Implement youth and community engagement activities that facilitate greater understanding of the connection between consumption and natural resource management.
  • Includes Job Corp

Brent Botts, R2 PSICC

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Goal #4 – Youth and Community Engagement

Deliverables:

  • Definition of what Sustainable Operations means for youth and community engagement activities
  • Assessment of current youth and community engagement activities across the Western Collective
  • Implementation plan for strategic youth and community engagement activities that integrate Sustainable Operations.

Team Chair:

Kenton Call , R4 Dixie NF

goal 5 ems making it useful to us
Goal #5 – EMS -Making it useful to us!
  • Integrate Sustainable Operations expertise and resources with the implementation of EMS through Green Team education and tools
  • Support development of strategies for future EMS areas.

Maribeth Gustafson , DRF R2

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Goal #5 – EMS -Making it useful to us!

Team A Deliverables:

  • EMS strategy for green purchasing and toxic & hazardous materials
  • EMS strategy for pollution prevention, recycling and solid waste diversion

Team B Deliverables:

  • An EMS Workshop/Training for Green Teams

Team A Chair:

Karri Heap, R3 Coconino NF

Team B Chair:

Kerry Mc Menus, R1 RO

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Goal #6 – Greening the Next Generation and Building Capacity
  • Develop key mechanisms supporting integration of Sustainable Operations into employee hiring and development

Jen Hayes speaking on behalf of Assistant Station Director RMRS

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Goal #6 – Greening the Next Generation and Building Capacity

Deliverables:

  • Develop standardized position description language incorporating Sustainable Operations principles
  • Develop and administer a Sustainable Operations Professional Development Program for FY10
  • Develop a Sustainable Operations training plan that can serve as a template or checklist for interested and/or new employees

Team Chair:

Sarah Kuiken, R2 RO

Jen Hayes, RMRS

for more information
For More Information…

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