That's why the Greater Knoxville Business Journal and GoGreenET this month highlight the myriad types of ways to go green and to make it easier for you to find the shade that fits your organization.
The GoGreenET Business Recognition Program is an opportunity for East Tennessee businesses to share their successes in becoming more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
We asked companies to take the GoGreenET challenge by downloading a survey that includes 100-plus ways in which their business could help reduce its carbon footprint. By checking at least one item in each category and scoring at least 30 points, participating businesses become Green Achievers.
Organizations qualifying as Green Achievers also were invited to write an essay about their outstanding achievements in community outreach, energy efficiency, recycling/waste reduction and renewable energy. From those essays, four organizations were selected as outstanding examples.
Community Outreach: Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
Energy Efficiency: Holiday Inn World's Fair Park
Recycling/Waste Reduction: DTR Tennessee
Renewable Energy: City of Knoxville
A full list of qualifying companies can be found on our Green Achievers page.
Join us for a business networking event, the GoGreenET AM Exchange, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Knoxville News Sentinel. Celebrate the achievements of these organizations, and learn more about making your own workplace greener. Please RSVP by calling the Knoxville Chamber at 637-4550 or visit www.knoxvillechamber.com and click Chamber Events.