The past semester we had the opportunity to work directly with Ryan Johnson who is a board member on the Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce. The goal of this project was to create a comprehensive database that compiled sustainable businesses all over Arizona. The efforts behind creating this is to encourage businesses to increase their efforts on sustainability initiatives, as well as having this information available for consumers to make wiser decisions on their shopping patterns. This is something which has already been seen in many cities around Arizona. They have certified businesses and ranked their efforts based on a point system they created.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess came to GreenLight with the challenge of how to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from employee transportation. The resort had attempted to do this by signing up for the Maricopa County SharetheRide app, but employee participation was low. In hopes of popularizing the app, we took this challenge as an opportunity to find a creative means to understand the needs of employees. Therefore, we created a survey to gauge why or why not employees would participate in the program. The results from the survey could be used for future marketing and incentive programs to increase employee ridesharing.