CMC Green Certification Program
News Update - May 23
Clarksville-Montgomery County Sustainability Report
Check out the 2017 Clarksville-Montgomery County Sustainability Report (insert link here https://mcgtn.org/sites/default/files/bi-county/Community%20Sustainability%20Report%2012-15.pdf 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.
Be a part of making a difference and get Caught Green-Handed by sending photos to firstname.lastname@example.org of you and/or others between now and December 2017 taking on an initiative described in the report. A random drawing from those who submit photos will take place once per month for a “conservation” prize.
Launched in March 2011 as an additional effort to sustain our community’s resources, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program was put in place to help organizations learn and implement best practices in the area of environmental stewardship. The program is supported by the County and City Mayors and led by business and government leaders who make up the Steering Committee. The idea for the CMCGCP originated from a Leadership Clarksville study group and is based on successful environmental initiatives from ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems. A series of free workshops taught by environmental and other subject area specialists are included in the program which is an educational component of Montgomery County Bi-County Solid Waste Management.
Our Vision for CMCGCP
A community with vision is one that implements programs that have lasting value to its residents and its businesses. Clarksville-Montgomery County’s Green Certification Programis a promising example of the vision that makes this community not only a great place to live and work today but promises a vibrant and sustainable future.
The mission of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program is to help local organizations become better environmental stewards by saving resources, generating ideas and continuously striving to improve.
Our vision is that Clarksville-Montgomery County will be recognized as a leader in exceptional environmental practices because the people of the community embrace and practice conservation, innovation and responsibility for the future.
· CMCGCP will be a leader for energy saving initiatives for the Middle Tennessee Region
· CMCGCP will increase recycling efforts within the community
· CMCGCP will provide innovative outlets for sharing resources
· CMCGCP will become a trusted source for providing sustainability examples, sharing ideas and providing best practice results
Ten Reasons to Participate in the CMCGCP
Conserve and preserve Clarksville-Montgomery County’s natural beauty and resources.
Extend the life of our local landfill keeping costs down and preserving land.
Air quality standards are at risk of not meeting EPA regulations in our community.
Take a proactive approach to what could eventually become mandated practices.
Earn recognition as an environmental leader in our community.
Improve water management in our community.
Save on bottom line costs for landfill, energy and water usage.
Provides a marketing edge with customers.
Provides a pride point for employees.
A free program that is priceless to future generations.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the CMC Green Certification Program please fill out an application form or contact Michelle Newell, the Green Certification Program Manager at email@example.com or by calling (931) 245-1867 for more information.