Community Green Team

This blog is designed to help build our community green team. Share what you’re doing to make our community “green” and we’ll post it on this blog.

I'm Dani Glaser, the founder of Green Team Spirit.  I help organizations start voluntary green teams where members work together to learn about sustainability (aka "going green) and take actions that will better their organization, the planet and themselves.  This approach really works!  People feel great about working as a team toward something that's so important to their lives.  Together they are saving energy, reducing waste, creating a healthier environment, saving money and having fun!  

A great local example is the Town of Cortlandt Green Team, started in May 2009.  With the support of Supervisor Linda Puglisi and Town Board members, staff from all departments have been working together to make town operations and the local community greener.  You can learn more by visiting www.RenewCortlandt.org.  

Help build our community Green Team!

I hear about green actions going on all over our community.  Can you only imagine the impact we'd make if we all worked together?  The goal of this blog is to:

1. Identify the people and groups in our community working toward sustainability (green projects).

2. Pool our efforts on a community Green Team.

2. Share your green stories and successes on this blog with others in the community. 

So tell me, what efforts/actions toward sustainability are going on in our schools, businesses, governments, non-profits, congregations, athletic teams and neighborhood groups?   Are you building a community garden?  Is your business reducing paper and recycling more?  Are students part of a green team at school?   Simply knowing what our community is up to is a great start!

You can post your comments on this blog for everyone to see or email your information to dani@greenteamspirit.com.

Go Green Team!

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Jana September 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM
How would you go about keeping the Earth clean?
Shar September 24, 2011 at 12:52 AM
What you are doing is PUSHING Agenda 21 on unsuspecting citizens around the World who haven't a CLUE what the EPA, ICLEI is all about. Little by little the environmentalist will take control of every move you make on your property and the fines will be so great that home owners cannot afford to live in their own home and business will be same. The future is not a pretty picture for sure if you let EPA and ICLEI into your community.
Shar September 24, 2011 at 01:00 AM
Jana, I have a positive opinion on protecting the communities from being overtaken by the likes of EPA and ICLEI. Most people care about the environment and it is up to our towns to take care of our land and water....not for ICLEI to goose step into our cities and take over. http://www.freedomadvocates.org/articles/illegitimate_government/iclei_primer:_your_town_and_freedom_threatened_20090804364/
Shar September 24, 2011 at 01:07 AM
ICLEI methods include infiltrating local government. Organization representatives seek to be hired into local planning departments or they provide “toolkits” to staff. Too many elected officials such as Cool Mayors allow ICLEI to influence policy changes through the use of funding incentives and rewards. While some of these policies sound good on the surface, they result in consequences such as: High-density housing scams Traffic congestion Open space where access is not allowed Government “partnering” with favored private businesses and non-profit agencies, using your tax money Undermining Constitutional administration of government Managed control over your life Mismanagement of public utilities Prohibitions on natural resource management leading to increased fire hazards, lack of water, and private property restrictions, Increased taxes, fees, regulations and restrictions Is ICLEI running your town or coming to a town near you? Are your elected officials being lured into enacting ridiculous rules and regulations in exchange for funding? Do your elected officials know that there are long term consequences to their irresponsible actions? Currently there are more than 550 communities in North America paying membership dues to ICLEI. Upon becoming a member of ICLEI, members become governed by ICLEI Charter. If your community is one of these, you are paying for the loss of your unalienable rights.
Shar September 24, 2011 at 01:51 AM
Global warming is a hoax.... http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_global_warming_hoax_how_soon_we_forget.html


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