Green Certification Program

CMC Green Certification Program
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CMC Green Certification Program

2019 Recertification Requirements

If your organization is due for recertification in 2019 please review the requirements below and submit all materials via email to cmsommers@mcgtn.net by July 1, 2019. 

  • Recommitment form signed by management - Download here
  • Confirmation of ongoing education with employees regarding environmental policies/practices
    • You may provide a short write-up explaining what you do or provide copies of materials that you have distributed to your employees
  • Updated environmental plan that includes goals for the next two years
  • Attend annual refresher workshop to be held in April OR review the recertification workbook and complete the question and answer sheet 
  • Have an onsite visit from the Green Certification Program Manager to review current practices and improvements made over the past two years. Visit will take 30-60 minutes. Email cmsommers@mcgtn.net to schedule your visit.
  • OPTIONAL: Complete the level spreadsheet 

Start a Green Cube at Your Office

If you have a spare cubicle, or even some extra counter space, consider using the area to collect donations and hard to recycle items from your staff.

The idea started at TDEC's Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices where they provide cubicle space for staff to recycle and donate unwanted items. The Montgomery County Histroic Courthouse recently started their own Green Cube (pictured above). Courthouse staff are collecting batteries, printer cartridges, eyeglasses, blankets/towels, single use plastic bags and glass. Once the boxes are full the items are taken for recycling.

TDEC has created a document on starting a Green Cube at your office. If you do create a Green Cube and need to know where to take your materials click here for a list. Finally, once your Green Cube is set up be sure to send a photo to the Green Certification Program.

Welcome Clarksville Fifty + Activity Center to the Green Certification Program!

It was all things GREEN on March 15, 2019 at the Clarksville 50+ Activity Center as employees, members, and guests celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and a green ribbon cutting. Read more...

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