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CUPE has just published a new fact sheet on how to set up and run a workplace environment committee to help CUPE workplaces improve their environmental record. The new fact sheet describes what workplace environment committees are and how to set one up at your CUPE workplace.

Workplace environment committees can take on numerous environmental issues where we work, such as recycling, composting, energy and materials conservation, and greener transportation options. Putting these programs in place via a workplace environment committee can make your work greener and more sustainable.

CUPE members have great ideas on environmental issues. We want to ensure our ideas are being heard and our input is helping to guide decisions and actions on environmental issues where we work. The fact sheet shows real examples of successful environment committees in some CUPE workplaces. These examples show that CUPE members can be part of the solution for solving environmental problems on a workplace level, which sets a positive example for broader change on a community and even global scale.