Cambridge GreenSense is a municipal employee sustainability awareness program designed to promote energy conservation and other "green" practices throughout City government.
The GreenSense program was created in 2008 by the Department of Public Works and the Energy Management Work Group. GreenSense aligns with the City's committment to environment and climate protection and fiscal responsibility, and integrates with our existing sustainability programs, such as green building design and construction, recycling and the CitySmart employee transportation program.
Cambridge GreenSense Goals:
Minimize the City's environmental footprint
Advance the City's role as a "green" leader
More than 75 municipal employees are dedicated GreenSense representatives, known as "GreenSense Champions". Each City department has at least one Champion who acts as a "town crier" within their department and/or building, educating collegues and encouraging green practices. Through them we are spreading the word of how small changes in behavior--like turning off lights and computers, and reducing paper waste--adds up to big savings for the City. With your help we'll be saving money for the City and reducing the impact we have on the environment.
City employees, please visit our Cambridge GreenSense intranet site on CommonGround to find out more about what YOU can do.
If you have any questions about the GreenSense program, results, or would like posters and program materials, please contact:
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