Harvard Business’ green blog

We’d like to draw your attention to a blog by Andrew Winston, author of Green To Gold and the upcoming Green Recovery.  He blogs for Harvard Business and you can find his excellent blog here:

http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/winston/

You will also find a podcast from Andrew about how business schools are the next source of green success, at HBR’s ideacast.  You will find the feed to HBR’s ideacast here:

30 Tips for a Greener Project (with permission from the author)

Haley Montgomery provides a list of thirty tips for green project management techniques for making project culture, project workflow and project solutions environmentally friendly and sustainable. Included below are examples of those techniques in the categories of creating a green culture, reducing the carbon foot print, as well as reusing and recycling to conserve resources.

To read this excellent article, please click on the link to her article at Brighthub.com. Create a Green Project Team Culture. Green project management starts with establishing a culture of responsibility and sustainability in your requirements from project team members. Try these green project management tips and lead by example as you incorporate your own green management techniques.

Reduce

10. Consolidate multi-functional devices to reduce energy consumption.

Reuse

22. Repurpose unused printouts for note sheets.

Recycle

28. Recycle all cell phone, digital camera, and other digital device rechargeable batteries

Excepted from Haley Montgomery’s article entitled Green Project Management: 30 Tips for Environmental and Sustainable Management http://www.brighthub.com/office/project-management/articles/34627.aspx

The “buzz” on CO2 from PM Network

PM Network, PMI’s monthly magazine for Project Managers, has an intersting story called , “Measuring Up” in the brand new July 2009 issue. In it, partnerships between companies and carbon Climate Exchange (CCX) and World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers, these organizations help the companies, (such as IKEA) inject carbon emission reduction planning directly into their project plans. The companies ares subject to annual verification and metrics of agreed-to carbon emissions goals (for example CCX has a 6% by 2010 target for their partners).

Companies that sign up for these programs can use excess from its goal as a “credit” or sell the surplus to other members that are not meeting their goals.

Boise (the paper manafaxturer) is used as an example. Their project to install a more energy efficient heat exchanger, it included calculation on the energy efficiency improvment and set goals for reduction of fule use. This project contribution then figures into Boise’s overall emmision change as a corporation.

Participate in a poll on carbon footprints by visiting www.PMI.org/voices.