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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 form.

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 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.

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