This is a guidebook to keep within arm's reach. From "Questions to Ask a Recycler", and "Evaluating a Carbon Offset Provider", to step-by-step planning for "Green Press Events", you'll find the nitty-gritty you need to quickly make strides in greening your nonprofit's work.
Any book has to choose a focus - philosophy or how-to, for example. And this one is the go-to for how-to. It is so complete that it took three editors and over 30 authors to provide all the information here. It was written under the auspices of GreenNonprofits.Org to give the nonprofit sector "practical advice it that will lead to concrete action...that will positively affect the environment. Just as corporations and individuals must, the nonprofit sector must take its place in the green movement.
For those of you just starting out, the "Nonprofit Office Audit" chapter may be the most helpful. For those with more mileage, it may be time to read "Creating Your Green Marking and Communications Plan".
I can't cover the 400+ pages here, but here is a chapter listing. As soon as you're done reading this list, go ahead and get two copies - one for your desk and one to share with colleagues. It's a great investment.
Part I GREEN MANAGEMENT
Chapter 1 Raising Green by Being Green
Chapter 2 The Green Bottom Line
Chpater 3 Developing a Green Management and Employee Plan
Chapter 4 Creating Your Green Marketing and Communications Plan
Chpater 5 Green Events
Chapter 6 Greening Your Organization's Travel
Part II THE GREEN OFFICE
Chapter 7 Building Green and Greening Your Building
Chapter 8 Green Purchasing
Chapter 9 Making the Move to Green Transportation
Chapter 10 Green Office Practices
Chapter 11 Green Technology Solutions
Part III ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Chapter 12 Being Green
Chapter 13 Closing the Loop
Chapter 14 Water-Wise Actions in a Warming World
Chapter 15 Green Energy for Your Nonprofit
Chapter 16 Advocacy for Green Nonprofits
Part IV GREEN NONPROFIT OFFICE AUDIT
Part V CASE STUDIES then Appendieces, etc.
This is the tool to make your fall the greenest season this year - Go on! Here's the link!