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Save Our Happy Place is a climate action newsletter dedicated to making it easy for you to help protect the places you love from climate change, written by Lindsay Nunez. Read on for simple yet effective climate actions, and sustainable + eco-friendly lifestyle tips.
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Hello there Sunshine! Welcome back to Save Our Happy Place. There’s no question about it, the job market has been quite the roller coaster ride in recent years - quickly soaring and diving from moments of desperate calls for workers to major corporate layoffs. It’s enough to make anyone dizzy, but there is one way to ground yourself and guide your career journey. Root yourself in purpose-driven work for the planet. Being able to look at the work you’ve done for the week and know you’ve made a difference toward our greener future is nothing short of a miracle.
In our last edition, we covered utilizing your existing skillset to find work that aligns with your values. This week we are joined by Michelle Li of Clever Carbon. Michelle will help us detect signs a company is not only talking the talk but also walking the walk when it comes to climate. Michelle will also highlight a few tips and tactics you can use to help push companies towards better transparency around sustainability.
Two Truths on a Tuesday:
You don’t have to be a climate company to care about the planet.
A company that works on climate does not necessarily care about the planet.
Whether you’re looking for your next gig, next investment, or wondering about the company you work for, there are obvious places to look to tell if a company cares about the planet. Additionally, these are strategies to take back to your company to engage employees further with your sustainability initiatives.
Here are six less obvious ones:
This is the first entry of someone new to the company. If the company really cares about the planet, they will have content to share around company initiatives, climate enablement, and metrics.
In a similar vein to onboarding, a company that offers benefits to help employees live more sustainably is a solid sign. Perhaps a stipend for public transportation to encourage fewer travel emissions, reimbursement for a renewable energy home assessment, reimbursement for period underwear, reimbursement for climate courses, and more.
Carbon footprint? Water footprint? Waste footprint? Kilometers or miles flown by employees? If a company cares, they will measure and share, and employees will know a few of them off the top of their heads.
Training, Learning, and Enablement
Did you know that corporate workshops exist for climate optimism, climate anxiety, low-waste lifestyle training, carbon footprint literacy, climate-centric nutrition and diet, and more?
Incentive and Bonuses
Companies are beginning to tie compensation to ESG performance.
A company's investors can provide a lot of interesting insights.
Regardless of whether you’re a new or mature company, if you care, you care! Doesn't mean you have to check all the boxes, but these are some places to look.
If you're a company that does want to make climate and sustainability a core value and needs help getting started, reach out!
Engage employees, build culture, and be kind to the planet!
With Michelle Li of Clever Carbon
Interested in further engaging your employees on how to help the planet in the workplace? Check out this exciting list of over 70 actions that an organization can do to engage team members and help the planet at the same time.
Clever Team Building Workshops
Employees will come together to learn and discuss a hot topic – carbon footprint! We’ll use pop quizzes, music, Spotify, and a team activity to make it fun and to provide an opportunity for employees to get to know each other better! We’ll do this through team building, Attract & Retain Talent through Purpose, Sustainability is Business Savvy, and Raising Carbon Literacy.