Want to make changes on the job? You certainly can follow your own common sense and try on your own or with co-workers, but be aware that social scientists and activists have identified strategies that will make it more likely that you will be successful in your efforts. Many principles identified in the selections below are applicable to workplace efforts, though not directly researched or applied that way.

Energy Audit Toolkit – This toolkit created by Cool School Challenge provides in depth strategy to perform energy audits in schools in order to recommend changes in behaviors and practices to reduce energy consumption. The toolkit is applicable to the workplace, and it includes suggestions on how to approach administration, employees and community partners to get them involved.

GreenBiz.com – The resource center on Business, the Environment, and the Bottom Line. List several resources for green businesses and practices, job links, and green business news

Strategies for Change – WWF-UK reports on evidence-based environmental campaign

Tools of Change – Proven methods for promoting health and environmental citizenship

Quick Reference: Community-Based Social Marketing — this piece relates to behavioral principles that can be applied to promote sustainable behavior. Suggestions, thus, might be directly relevant to the environmental practices at your job. General principles might also be applicable in other ways. File from: Fostering Sustainable Behavior

Promoting and managing ethics in the workplace – an article by Carter McNamara