Creative green oriented education for procurement professionals to support your CSR goals.

March 1st, 2010

Most companies today have a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives or CSR initiatives in place including educational programs for their associates and trading partners or suppliers as to creative or better ways that they can support these initiatives in their work lives and at home.

Using creativity to support your educational programs can be as easy as visiting good websites that provide thought leadership as to creative courseware that can be used for schools and other organizations. At first some may seem a little basic for corporate America but as you drill into the detail the ideas and themes can be easily applied to general education overviews for your teams. Two interesting websites are.

1. www.edutopia.org
2. www.gogreeninitiative.org

Both of the above websites offer class oriented or field trip oriented initiatives that can be easily modified for adult audiences in order to provide interesting learning segments that support your companies CSR initiatives and programs.

At www.edutopia.org   they have a really neat database that can be searched by going to the following site extension www.eduatopia.org/go-green .  You can filter a variety of searches by grade level such as classes for grades 9-12th. Don’t worry to much about the content level, because most kids at this age know more about living a green life than we do. As such, these curriculums can be easily modified to provide interesting learning segments for all associates.

At www.gogreeninitiative.org  there are lots of interesting factoids that can  be explored and expanded upon such as; “For every ton of paper that is recycled, the following is saved: 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity to power an average house for six months.”  How many off you new that? How many of your store managers know that? When you do a trash hauling e-procurement event is recycling taken into account?

Being creative just takes a little time and research and helps to foster a learning organization and a learning organization is a growing organization.

We look forward to and appreciate your comments.

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