Four Ways Summer Interns Can Advance Your Corporate Sustainability

Jennifer Woofter, President of SSC, recently wrote an article for Environmental Leader.  Environmental Leader is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives fully informed about energy, environmental and sustainability news. Jennifer's article, posted on July 12th, discusses four ways summer interns can advance your corporate sustainability.

Here's what Jennifer had to say:

Summer is in full swing, and that means interns are probably wandering through your organization’s hallways, eagerly looking for projects. Rather than handing off yet another filing task, why not harness that energy and enthusiasm on an assignment that will advance your corporate sustainability agenda?

Here are four projects that you can easily assign to summer staff. These “intern-ready tasks” require no fancy software or specialized training — just the ability to move freely around your facility and observe current practices.

In general, each project will take about 2 weeks to execute (including planning, analysis, and debriefing) and require little planning. So even if you hadn’t thought about it until now, there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a couple of them before the summer runs out!

The article dives into several insights and tangible suggestions to get started, including:

  • Project One: Lighting Analysis
  • Project Two: Paper Chase
  • Project Three: Mail Review
  • Project Four: Waste Audit
  • Eleven Quick Tasks: Perfect for Interns if You Are Short on Time or Staff

To read the full article, click here.