Who is the SSC Green Audit for?  The SSC Green Audit is specially designed for small and medium-size organizations that are orienting themselves toward environmental responsibility. The SSC Green Audit will help you understand your environmental impact and what you can do about it.  The SSC Green Audit is a streamlined and cost-effective first step that will equip you to make informed decisions and create a greening strategy that is right for you.

Each SSC Green Audit includes the following five components:

  • Employee survey
  • Office/building survey
  • Carbon footprint analysis
  • Onsite visit by auditor
  • Final green audit report

As a certified SSC Green Auditor, Green Strides will take you through the process of collecting and analyzing data, understanding employee awareness around green issues, and creating a green strategy based on your carbon footprint results.  Plus Green Strides will benchmark your results against your peers, so you understand how you compare to other organizations that are “going green”. 

From the data gathered, Green Strides will develop a Green Audit Report that makes it clear what “going green” means for your organization and offer recommendations tailored to your environmental impacts and your business model. 

 

How long does the SSC Green Audit take?  The certified SSC Green Auditor will spend one or two days on-site, depending on the size of your organization.  In order to prepare for the audit you will collect some information about your organization and your employees will complete an on-line survey.  Most organizations can complete the SSC Green Audit from start to finish within one month.

 

What if I’m not ready for an SSC Green Audit yet?  Contact Green Strides Consulting to discuss how we can meet your needs.  You may also want to consider a workshop that will get your employees thinking about the next step to “going green.”

 

What does psychology have to do with “going green”?  All environmental problems have their roots in human behavior at the individual, group or societal level.  Solutions to these problems require human action.  Psychology gives us insight into human ways of thinking and acting that cause problems and enable us to change and solve them.

 

For more information, contact mirele@greenstridesconsulting.org

 

The auditor providing this service has been certified by Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) to use SSC’s Green Audit methodology.  Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsulting.com/greenaudit.