Teams can work together or as individuals. You can provide themes (e.g. DC comics), set specific goals (e.g. every desk must have a reusable mug) or just see who gets the highest score. Mostly, they should have fun!
Enlist an unbiased panel of judges to score each teams’ workspace on a scale of 1-10.
Green Week: Assign a designated area to each team (including their desk and any abutting shared space). Unless there is an exemption made, the following items must be turned off each night:
Computer towers / laptops
Office, hallway, bathroom, kitchen and shared space lights
Misc. Kitchen gadgets
Each night, assign a “monitor” or team of monitors to inspect assigned areas. For every non-exempt item that has not been powered down, the responsible team loses a point. Keep things encouraging, but adding in these bonuses:
Each plant that lives throughout the week = +1 bonus point
Each upcycled item in the workspace = +1 bonus point
And the winner is… The green-off should culminate in a special event like a green lunch (see green team building idea #3) where the winners are announced. Reward this team with something fun and meaningful, perhaps a farm share!