Green Power Partnership
Building Your Internal Network: Making the Switch to Green Power
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm (EST)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership
On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership (GPP) hosted a webinar entitled "Building Your Internal Network: Making the Switch to Green Power."
The session addressed one of the most important elements of organizational clean energy/sustainability strategy: effectively engaging allies across the enterprise.
Particularly for on-site and utility-scale green power opportunities, sustainability and energy staff find that they need to coordinate or collaborate with multiple additional functions within their organization — be it a corporate, institutional or governmental organization. Building the support of an internal network can make all the difference when it comes to making a purchase or installing green power on-site. In this webinar, we discussed how to build this network, how to leverage other stakeholders' key issues and address their challenges, and who needs to be involved.
Webinar participants learned:
- Which areas of an organization play a role in using renewable energy - including senior leadership, financial management, facilities management, operations, energy and utility management staff.
- What information each group needs to make a decision on using green power, and how to present it in terms they'll understand and support.
- Real world examples from American University and Mars Incorporated.
- Blaine Collison, Program Director, U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership
Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 1.2MB, About PDF)
- Chris O'Brien, Director, Office of Sustainability, American University
Presentation (PDF) (13 pp, 1.1MB)
- Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, Mars Incorporated
Presentation (PDF) (7 pp, 96K)
To request an audio recording of the webinar, send an email to Mollie Lemon (firstname.lastname@example.org).