Employee Leadership in Office Greening

HOW CAN WE ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN OFFICE GREENING STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY AND SUCCESS OF GREENING INITIATIVES

Project Description: The City of Hamilton offices in Jackson Square have implemented a number of green office initiatives, including water fountain retrofits to support refilling, composting in kitchens and washrooms, and energy upgrades, but they are interested in continuing their efforts.

City Staff:  Peter Topalovic, Project and Program Manager, Sustainable Mobility, City of Hamilton

Instructor(s): Kate Whalen, McMaster University

Department: Faculty of Science

Students: One Student Group

Course: Sustain 4S06

Deliverable(s): This project would include developing interview questions, interviewing staff members; transcribing, analyzing, and reporting on findings, including researched recommendations that align with staff perceptions. Ideally, one or more staff recommendations can be implemented within the course timeframe and students could conduct a follow-up focus group to understand staff perceptions of the changes made, as well as recommendations and next steps.

Location: Ward 2

City Strategy Priority: Economic Prosperity and Growth, Healthy and Safe Communities, Clean and Green, Our People and Performance