Green City Growth: City businesses push green initiatives

Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Green City Growth: City businesses push green initiatives

City businesses continue to embrace the concept of going “green.” Eight additional businesses have achieved Green City Business certification.

“It’s great to see our businesses responding and committing to the environment. Their efforts to go ‘green’ are enhancing our community and its future,” said Mayor Tom Henry, City of Fort Wayne.

The eight businesses that recently received Green City status include:

  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Morrison Kattman Menze, Incorporated
  • Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation
  • Grand Wayne Convention Center
  • Citilink
  • Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, A Nestlé Company
  • The Hagerman Group
  • Parkview Family YMCA

The certified businesses serve as a resource and example to other businesses in the community that are working toward sustainability.

The Green City Business program is designed to help businesses and organizations voluntarily adopt more environmentally friendly business practices and save on energy costs. In the initial year of the Green City Business program 61 Fort Wayne businesses enrolled in training programs. The goal is to have 100 businesses enrolled by the end of the year.

Fort Wayne’s Energy and Environmental Services Department conducts free training sessions that provide consolidated resource education, a business matched mentor to assist in the certification process, and the opportunity to connect with other businesses pursuing the same goal.

The next free Green City Business training session is Wednesday, October 7, 2009. Registration is required and available online or by contacting Julia Gorrell at 427-6059.

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