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2020 Annual Banquet Update
The Green Certification Program has decided to host the annual Green Certification Banquet virtually for 2020. The
decision comes as we see COVID-19 cases within our state on the rise. We want to ensure that the Banquet is held in
a manner that is safe and accessible to all our organizations.
The Banquet will still be held as planned on September 15th, however, the exact time has not been determined.
Additional details will be provided within the month on timing and how you view the Banquet. The Banquet will still
recognize our newly certified and recertified organizations, as well as our organizations that have level-up. The
annual awards will also be presented and the UPCYCLE Challenge winner will be announced. There will not be a fee to
view the virtual Banquet.
The annual awards (8 excellence awards, best overall small/large organization and the Ron Smithfield award) will
still be presented this year. CLICK HERE
for details on the awards and the submission form. The award submission form is due no later than end of day on
August 10th. Award winners will be notified by the end of August and arrangements will be made to videotape the
award presentations for viewing during the Banquet. The awards are open to any Green Certified Organization.
2020 UPCYCLE Challenge
Beginning in 2020, the UPCYCLE Challenge will be held annually and the winner will be judged and announced at the
annual Green Certification Banquet. The theme will change each year and the next year’s theme will be announced at
the Banquet. 2020 THEME: Create the UPCYCLE trophy that will be given out in future years to challenge winners. Click here for details and entry
2020 Recertification Requirements
2020 Recertification requirements are now available. All materials are due by July 31, 2020. Mentoring is available
if you have questions on the recertification process. Contact Carlye
Sommers with questions or for details on mentoring opportunities.
Recertification Criteria 2020
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
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
Clarksville-Montgomery County Named Gold Community
Clarksville-Montgomery County has been named a Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Previously named a Silver community in 2015, the city-county recently completed a program reevaluation. Developed in
partnership with TVA and Boyette Strategic Advisors (Boyette), TVA’s Valley Sustainable Communities program works
with cities and
counties throughout the region to help them develop a healthy environment, a thriving community and long-term
economic prosperity. In order to achieve this advancement, the local committee initiated several improvements
to already existing
green practices as well as created a written sustainability plan for the community moving forward.
Spearheaded by a joint effort between the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board and the
Montgomery County Green Certification program, the advancement from Silver to Gold in the Valley Sustainable
Communities Program helps our
community better document, and thus improve, existing sustainability programs.
To learn more about Valley Sustainabile Communities visit the TVA website.