Story last updated at 9/16/2009 - 11:47 am
SITKA - The Sitka Global Warming Group and Sustainable Sitka (SGWG/SS) are working on a project to recognize and thank local businesses who are helping the local environment and economy with "green" business practices, such as recycling, carpooling, composting, installing bike racks, and encouraging use of reusable cups/bags/plates.
SGWG/SS has started a list of local businesses with their observed green business practices. Businesses that feel they have green practices are invited to contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address of their business and a list of all of their green practices.
SGWG/SS expects to recognize businesses with a certificate which can be placed in the business's window or checkout counter, through a letter of thanks, and through local media announcements. The recognition is expected to have four levels - bronze, silver, gold, and platinum - to recognize different levels of commitment towards green practices. The more actions that businesses are doing to help the environment, the higher their recognition level will be.
Lists of green practices should be sent by Sept. 30. Those wanting more information or interested in helping on the project can contact Michelle Putz at 747-2708.