At first, organizations pursue sustainability with ad hoc actions: a little recycling, replacing plastic water bottles, etc. But how do you know if you're working on the right things in the right order, on what's important, not easy?
The Step by Step Guide to Sustainability Planning by Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard is a 'cookbook' for how to create a sustainability plan. The Sustainability Alliance has also created a simple 5-page worksheet to help you create your first sustainability plan. Rather than doing an exhaustive plan over many months, we've found it usually works best to get a preliminary plan done and get some action under your belt. Then revise each year.
Download the Sustainability Planning Worksheet.