Montgomery County, TN – The third group of group of citizens completed the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP) workshops, this month bringing the total number of organizations that have participated to more than 100.
The group began its endeavor in August 2013 and shared together a series of three workshops that lasted approximately three hours each.
The workshops, offered through Bi-County Solid Waste Management, included representation from the following organizations: Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation; Clarksville Country Club; Clarksville Dental Center; Daymar Institute; Jenkins & Wynne; Miller-Motte Community College; Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department; North Central Institute; OEM Tubing; Premier Medical Group and Sango Pharmacy.
The CMC Green Certification workshops were developed by the CMCGCP Work Committee, a group of environmental professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to support the community in this sustainability endeavor.
Current work committee representatives are from Bridgestone Metalpha USA, and Trane. Leaders from the community are a part of the Steering who guide the program. Current committee members are from Hendrickson Trailer Suspension; Smithfield Enterprises, Inc.; Trane; City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government.
Montgomery County Director of Administration Phil Harpel congratulated the class on behalf of Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers by telling the group how much the mayor appreciated their commitment to practicing environmental stewardship in the community.
Organizations that participate in the workshops learn about the environmental issues that affect Clarksville and Montgomery County from local City and County professionals who work in those areas. They also learn how they can save money on their bottom line expenses, share resources for disposal of waste materials and prepare for future mandates and changes that are expected.