I just returned from Washington, DC after being at the 2012 GreenGov Symposium. One of the most popular topics building on last year’s momentum was sustainability engagement. Initiatives across U.S. federal agencies continue to move toward further integration of the President’s Executive Orders on leadership in environmental, energy, and economic performance. How are they improving performance? Through measures to engage federal employees and external partners. Many agencies we spoke with are scaling their sustainability engagement and sharing best practices with others.
FMYI was proud to have played an important role at GreenGov. Our involvement included:
• GreenGov planned on the FMYI platform to keep track of details, share resources, and manage projects.
• I spoke on a panel about “Using IT to Educate and Engage” and learned about some great tools from the WWF, GSA, USPS, and Tripos in addition to sharing FMYI sustainability engagement case studies.
• I helped run a workshop on “Using IT to Educate and Engage Employees” leveraging the amazing Green Team example from the USPS to help folks build their online sustainability engagement plan.
• FMYI Marketing Manager Courtney Timm ran our tradeshow booth (FMYI was IT Partner of GreenGov) and helped get the word out about the FMYI magic while running the “Powered by human energy” social club!
How can you use FMYI?
We had many conversations about how FMYI can improve sustainability engagement. The main ways government, businesses, NGOs, and education are leveraging the FMYI collaboration platform to advance sustainability are:
• Manage, connect, and track progress with internal green team efforts such as how Hyatt is using FMYI.
• Facilitate internal/external working groups achieve their goals such as how the global Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals initiative managed by CH2M HILL is incorporating FMYI for collaboration.
• Track interactions and categorize a database of stakeholders for efficient and effective collaboration such as how one of the world’s largest sportswear and fitness companies is doing with FMYI.
If you’re interested in learning more and seeing a demonstration site tailored to your needs, let us know! We’re excited to hear that more groups are embracing technology to engage employees and leverage outside partners to help advance their initiatives. Sustainable innovation continues to grow on the federal level.