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Businesses celebrate Earth Day at networking event

Thumbnail image for 2011 GoGreenET event 003.jpgBusiness people gathered Thursday at the Knoxville News Sentinel for the Knoxville Chamber's Earth Day a.m. Exchange. Photo by Leslie Karnowski, Business Journal.

More than 100 business people gathered Thursday to celebrate Earth Day and organizations that took part in the challenge.

Four organizations were honored for outstanding achievements: Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Community Outreach; Holiday Inn-World's Fair Park, Energy Efficiency; DTR Tennessee, Recycling/Waste Reduction; and City of Knoxville, Renewable Energy.

More than 40 businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies wee named Green Achievers, after taking the challenge, scoring at least one point in each category and earning a total of 30 points.

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Winners of the GoGreenET Business Recognition Program Announced

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Thumbnail image for Ryan Cazana and Jenny Guyton.jpgRyan Cazana accepts a Green Achiever award from Jenny McGlothin on behalf of the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park at the Knoxville Chamber's Earth Day a.m. Exchange. Photo by Leslie Karnowski

The honorees' efforts are detailed in the Greater Knoxville Business Journal's April issue and at is an online resource to help East Tennessee's businesses reach their goals of becoming more energy efficient and environment friendly.
The site contains news and information on best practices from local companies and trends within the green industry, from alternative energy to recycling.
Sponsors of the Business Recognition Program are KUB, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Thermocopy, the Business Journal and the Knoxville Chamber.


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