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Congratulations Annual Award Winners
The 2021 award recipients were:
- Outstanding Efforts in Air Quality – Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
- Outstanding Efforts in Engagement & Education – Mainstream Heating & Cooling
- Outstanding Efforts in Land Use – City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation
- Outstanding Efforts in Recycling – Red Knight Distribution
- Outstanding Efforts in Reduction – Trane
- Outstanding Efforts in Resource Conservation – Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
- Outstanding Efforts in Reuse – Florim, USA
- Outstanding Efforts in Water Quality – Arcadia Senior Living
Best Overall Organization Awards-
- Small Organization (under 100 employees) – Arcadia Senior Living
- Large Organization (over 100 employees) – Trane
- Advancing to Silver Level: Clarksville Athletic Club, Clarksville-Montgomery County Library, North Central Institute, Alexis Goines Allstate, Immaculate Conception School
- Advancing to Gold Level: Progressive Directions, Agero, Premier Medical Group, Trane, Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
The Ron Smithfield Persistence Award was present to Bill Harpel of the City of Clarksville for his dedication to the Program and his commitment to the environment and the community. Bill has been a Green Certification Board member since 2014 (the longest serving acting Member) and has been instrumental in guiding and growing the Program. Additionally, Bill is the City liaison for the newly formed City of Clarksville Sustainability Board. Bill also works diligently to grow recycling within the City facilities.
The Green Certification Program held a green ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 5th to celebrate ArtLink joining the Program. ArtLink is the 138th organization to become Green Certified.
ArtLink is a local nonprofit that works to unite the community by igniting passion and inspiring creativity. The studio is located on Strawberry Alley and offers a wide range of workshops, such as candle making, macramé and painting, as well as classes, like mom-and tot time and dance fitness. In addition to inspiring the community, ArtLink also promotes reusing materials rather than throwing them away. It was this dedication to reuse and recycling that qualified ArtLink for certification. Reused materials include magazines, metals, cardboard, egg cartons, plates and more. Any object can be transformed.
Stephanie Belanger, ArtLink Board President, said “We are so excited to have our certification and continue to promote reusing materials. When visitors enter the studio, they have access to a wide variety of materials to use. Whether that is creating their own art or participating in one of the classes.” Stephanie also mentioned that in addition to reusing within ArtLink they also are willing to accept donated materials from community members.
To learn more about ArtLink visit them online at http://artlinkclarksville.com or stop by their studio at 116 Strawberry Alley Wednesday through Saturday.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Sustainability Report
Check out the 2017 Clarksville-Montgomery County Sustainability Report to see what environmental efforts have been accomplished so far, some of the future goals, and what can be done at the residential level. The topics of air quality, energy conservation and efficiency, stormwater management, water quality and waste reduction affect everyone who resides in Clarksville and Montgomery County. Work on the report began in fall 2014, when County Mayor Jim Durrett and City Mayor Kim McMillan agreed to have a Sustainability Task Force develop a Community Sustainability Report focused on areas that impact our local environment.