CMC Green Certification Program
Organizations are Leveling Up
Congratulations to the organizations below for advancing to a new level.
GOLD Level = Avanti, MainStream Heating & Cooling and Red Knight Distribution Center
SILVER Level = Montgomery County Court Complex and Shiloh Industries
April Community Clean-Ups Big Success
The Great American Clean-Up was held on Saturday, April 28. Over 400 volunteers (pictured aboce) spent the day cleaning parks, sidewalks and roadsides throughout the community. When complete, 266 bags of trash were collected.
During the same weekend, Clarksville City Streets Department and the Parks & Recreation Department had 35 volunteers that participated in a stream cleaning on the Red River at the old marina site off of Kraft Street. In addition to general trash, the group collected 6 bags of plastics, 6 bags of aluminum cans, scrap metal and over 200 tires for recycling.
On Earth Day (April 22) weekend, volunteers from the community participated in a clean-up at Billy Dunlop Park (pictured below). The groups in attendance included local Boy Scout troops, student volunteers from Clarksville High School, various local churches, Sierra Club-Clarksville-Montgomery County, and local individuals wishing to make the park a better place for families to enjoy. Recycle Clarksville volunteered time and equipment to collect all recyclable items that the volunteers picked up during the day. Items collected included plastic bottles, food packages, cans, cigarettes and even a small refrigerator.
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.