Launched in March 2011, the 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 Bi-County Solid Waste Management, Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville and led by business and government leaders who make up the Green Certification Board.
The idea for the Program originated from a Leadership Clarksville study group in 2010 and is based on successful environmental initiatives from ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems. The Program welcomed the first group of certified organizations in 2012.
The Green Certification Program is open to any organization with a physical location in Montgomery County. There is no cost to join the Program or become Certified all that is asked is that participants demonstrate a commitment to sustainability.
The Program works one-on-one with each business to help reduce waste and improve efficiency. Additionally, we offer networking and mentoring through the Program. Each year an annual banquet is held and certified organizations are recognized for their achievements. After becoming certified, organizations must recertify every two years to stay active in the Program.