Have YOU heard the news about a 'Green Workplace Bootcamp'? The month of February brings more exciting, green-friendly, educational opportunities!
Recycling, Energy Conservation, Waste Management and Green-Active Living have each become increasingly important issues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Moreover, protecting the environment has become an prioritized goal for most community organizations an private enterprises. Environmentalists are constantly searching for ways in which one can locate new energy resources. It has been deemed that the Earth (itself / herself) can be used as a valuable source of power. This concept or 'way of thinking' is considered as the GREEN approach that continues to be implemented across the globe, as a means of saving energy and money. In some workplaces, there are jobs that are specifically designed to initiate green-friendly measures. However, others are currently seeking candidates who can help to carry out similar strategies.
In Toronto, there are several programs in which one may gain volunteer experience to enhance one's portfolio. Some of these programs are also connected to employment opportunities. Training is provided in the areas of 'green practices'. A recent anecdotal study (by source: BLS U.S.A.) 'suggested that annual earnings for recycling coordinators range from $30,000 to as high as $100,000, depending on a recycling program’s size, the worker’s experience and other factors'.
Why not consider 'creating a Green Co-ordinator position' for yourself at your workplace? You can take steps toward developing a new career by first attending workshops or training seminars (at a minimal cost). Once you have gained the appropriate tools; thereafter, you can approach your employer with the new ideas of how you can help that company become GREEN! During a job interview, you may also mention the green-related skills that you have recently acquired!
One may attend the ISO 14001 Green Workplace BOOTCAMP
on Tuesday February 19th, 2013.
This event will be a FULL DAY: intensive hands-on workshop to help your organization create its own comprehensive environmental management system based on the ISO 14001 standards.
REGISTER NOW by contacting: Rosemarie Powell at 416-883-2388 or email email@example.com for more information on FUTURE WORKPLACE BOOTCAMPS, including pricing, training process, post-training support and registration. This training is ideally suited for senior managers and green team leaders.
DATE: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
LOCATION: Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court
(Finch and Kipling), TORONTO
TIME: 9:30 am to 5pm
Each Participant Will:
1. Create an Environmental Management System
2. Learn how to implement and manage the system
3. Learn how to benefit from the system in terms of cost savings, efficiencies, higher quality operations, competitive advantage, regulatory compliance and marketing.
1. Membership to BIG on Green for one year included
2. Each participant is paired with a Green Change Agent
3. 8 weeks of follow-up after the training
4. Progress showcased at Annual Signature Event
Materials and Equipment Needed:
2. Copy of your organization’s Policy Manual
The workshop will be facilitated by Shirley Sigev. M.B.A., (founder and principal of Greenmark, extensively experienced in assisting business/non-profit organizations to achieve their environmental goals; licensed to deliver ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems training).
By the end of the day, participants will have developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures, including a plan to help their organization to identify/control the environmental impact of its activities and services.
Rosemarie Powell (Founder, President/CEO, Eco-Entrepreneur/YMCA Peace Medallion Awardee) has over fifteen years progressive executive management experience working in the charitable sector. Having founded a Green Social Enterprise known as 'BIG ON GREEN' (BigOnGreen.ca), she has created opportunities for the City of Toronto overall; which facilitate green workplace transformations - drawing from expertise and resources in the local community.
Powell is also a member of the 'Good Jobs for All Coalition', the 'Jane-Finch Green Jobs Coalition' and the 'CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy' at Ryerson University. In Montreal, she is recognized with having delivered business skills workshops to women; while promoting the innovative 'Loan Circle Program' and enabling participants to secure micro business loans.
Having worked in various community sectors of Toronto, Rosemarie Powell started the award-winning Green Change Project which dedicated to environmental stewardship and green jobs. The project raised approximately one million dollars resulting in: over seventy residents trained; and the reduction of two thousand tons of CO2 by approximately one thousand participating households.
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