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Green Steps Alumna, Jack Bertolus, reflects on his experience as a Green Steps @ Uni participant. Having completed an internship with Victorian Government Scheme, The Essential Services Commission, Jack is now working towards building a career in the environment and sustainability sector. 

A new online pilot project, developed by Green Steps, is encouraging students to beat the overwhelm often caused by the global sustainability challenge with their “Take One Step” platform.

A key to success when it comes to creating change is to make sure that everyone is motivated to support the change. However, in sustainability, there is often a conflict in motivations between the business need and the desire to take care of the environment. We explore how to align an environmental motivation with a business motivation through the formal process of creating a business case - a tool that helps you think through the steps to create a match between business goals and environmental outcomes. 

12
Feb

Join Green Steps as they host a special breakfast workshop as part of the Sustainable Living Festival on 'Selling Sustainability - how to create the business case for positive environmental change'. Breakfast workshop takes place on Tuesday 12th February 2015 from 8am to 10:30am - read on to find out more and book!

Green Steps is excited to announce the appointment of our very own Helena Fern to the role of Green Steps Manager. Read on to find out more about Helena...

24
Feb

CitySwitch is pleased to invite Geelong office-based businesses to a specialised training session in Geelong, to learn practical ways to reduce office energy use. The training will be presented by award winning environmental consulting and training provider, Green Steps.

Green Steps has recently been awarded a grant from the Monash Office of Learning and Teaching to help develop an innovative approach to supporting greater engagement and learning of students in sustainability. You can read more about the process and Green Steps plan to widen engagement in sustainability. 

Too many waste communication campaigns become ‘part of the wallpaper’ in organisations, fading into the background of multiple signs, posters and notices. Here are our top four 'must-haves' (and a downloadable tip-sheet) when it comes to refreshing your communications around waste to re-engage people.

Sustainability in the workplace is as much about understanding the practical tools as it is about understanding people. The Green Steps in the Workplace four-day program welcomed participants in Melbourne recently to learn the tools necessary to create and implement environmental changes at work. 

Sustainability – you’ve got it covered. You’ve put a waste separation system in the office kitchen, buy recycled paper, and fitted lights that switch themselves off. That’s enough, right?

Unfortunately, if we want to leave future generations with something in the natural bank, we all need to do more. At an organisational level, that means getting staff on board. Here at Green Steps, we have put together our top five tips to improve sustainability practice in your workplace.

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