Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Sitka Green Business Awards

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Sitka Global Warming Group (SGWG) in conjunction with the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce invites owners, employees, members, and customers alike to nominate a favorite local business, agency, non-profit organization, school, or other entity for a 2018 Sitka Green Business Award.

The nomination form is available online here. Paper copies of the nomination form are available at the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. The nomination form includes information about the awards and instructions for nominations.

The deadline for nominations for the first round of 2019 awards is January 30, 2019.

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Sydney Carter of Youth Advocates of Sitka accepts their 2018 Green Business award.

For the tenth and final year SGWG will recognize and thank local businesses for using “green” practices and market those businesses on the web and through other means.  Through the Sitka Green Business Awards, SGWG has provided businesses with information and education and support on ways to save money, conserve resources, and contribute to community.  

Using energy/money-saving, waste-reducing recommendations from local businesses, the group created the list of over 40 green practices showing what local businesses are already doing to save money.  These practices determine the “winners” of the green business awards. The program’s four levels recognize different levels of commitment towards green practices. The more actions that a business does to help the environment, the higher the recognition level they received.  Award levels are as follows: Businesses using:  1-5 green practices – Bronze Award; 6-10 green practices – Silver Award; 11-15 green practices – Gold Award; 16 or more green practices – Platinum Award.

Two special recognition categories are available for businesses involved in a one-time, major environmental initiative or in on-going environmental initiatives. 

The public is invited to send nominations for special recognition to sitkagreenbusiness@gmail.com. Questions about the program can be directed to Michelle at 747-2708.


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