The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Recognition Program showcases the environmental efforts of your business and encourages green business practices while helping you save money.

To be considered for recognition, you must be a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and demonstrate efforts of green business practices.

The program is FREE, and all members are encouraged to participate.

**Your business may also be recognized for a specific project or initiative that can be used as a model for other organizations.  Please email Jessica Porter your project/initiative story to be considered for special recognition.**

To participate in the program, you must commit to basic green business practices.
 
There are seven Going Green categories in this program:
1. Energy Conservation
2. Involving Stakeholders (Employees, Customers, and/or Suppliers) in greening your business.
3. Purchasing
4. Recycling
5. Transportation
6. Waste Prevention
7. Water Conservation and Water Quality
 
Green business is good business! In addition to helping the environment, it can save your business money and is valued by your customers and employees.

We look forward to your participation in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Recognition Program.
 
Questions? 770-345-0400
Jessica@CherokeeChamber.com
 
This recognition program is sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce with the intention of encouraging the community to implement green practices that conserve community resources while helping businesses thrive.
 
Please continue by filling out the recognition form below. 

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. “I pledge to use environmentally friendly practices within my business.”

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* 3. To be recognized, your business must pledge to strive for continuous improvement in becoming green and commit to a minimum number of requirements based on employee count.

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* 4. Does your company conserve energy by completing any of the following?

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* 5. Does your company involve its stakeholders by completing any of the following?

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* 6. Does your company make green purchases?

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* 7. Does your company recycle?

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* 8. Does your company encourage or participate in green transportation in any of the following ways?

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* 9. How does your company prevent waste?

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* 10. How does your company conserve water & water quality?

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* 11. Do you practice or promote other Green habits that might not fit into the categories above?

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* 12. Do you believe your company could implement new "Going Green" practices within the next year? 

Thank you for pledging to Go Green and continuing to better your company's efforts in the future.

Each December you will be contacted and asked to update the Chamber on what’s new with your company’s Going Green efforts.  Those businesses who increase their green habits, and resubmit their updated commitment form, will be considered for the Chamber’s "Green Business of the Year" Award.

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