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2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge is Underway
2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge is Underway

The 2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge has begun. The Loudoun County Government and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce held the Green Business Challenge Kick Off on Wednesday, May 11, at George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus.  The event attracted about 75 people and was hosted by Loudoun County Potomac District Supervisor Andrea McGimsey and Chamber President Tony Howard.

Winners from last year’s inaugural Green Business Challenge served on a panel moderated by the Challenge Co-Chair David Harbour. The panelists talked about their successes, what steps they took to begin the Challenge, and how they engaged their employees. The panel members were Al Nielsen, AOL; Kurt Krause, National Conference Center; Lynne Kaye, Unison Advisory Group; and Mike Miller, Southland Industries.  Panel members discussed innovative ideas they had implemented and ways to make small changes that bring significant results, such as turning off lights and computers when offices are closed, and using energy-efficient light bulbs.

The Green Business Challenge is a partnership between the Loudoun County Government and the Chamber of Commerce to encourage Loudoun businesses of all sizes to adopt environmentally sound business practices. The Green Business Challenge has identified a number of actions businesses and organizations can take to become more energy efficient, implement more sustainable practices, improve their bottom line, and help Loudoun County ensure a healthy and sustainable quality of life for all its citizens.

More information about the Green Business Challenge, including a registration form and an easy-to-use scorecard is online at www.loudoun.gov/greenbusinesschallenge.