Articles by: Noel Osborn

Town Branch Tree Experts: Go For Gold

Town Branch Tree Experts: Go For Gold

As the new class of Green Check businesses near the final months of completing their scorecard initiatives, many must decide which initiatives to focus on in order to reach their desired Green Check certification level. Obtaining certification on the member level is no small task –businesses must reach at least […]

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Green Check Businesses Tour Recycling Center

Green Check Businesses Tour Recycling Center

Recently, many businesses have asked how changes to recycling markets are affecting regional recycling efforts. With increased interest, Green Check businesses were offered the opportunity to tour Lexington’s Recycling Center (a.k.a LFUCG Regional Recycling Facility). Plant manager, Barry Prater, welcomed attendees with a general overview of  the drivers of recycling […]

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Green Check Businesses Tour Solar Farm

Green Check Businesses Tour Solar Farm

Last week, Green Check-certified businesses had the opportunity to go on an exclusive tour of East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s new Solar Farm. This was the Green Check program’s first opportunity for in-depth learning about renewable energy sources, and many of the attendees wanted to learn more about the logistics of […]

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Lexington Explores Bike Share with Green Check Business

Lexington Explores Bike Share with Green Check Business

You’ve probably seen one of them recently—since their introduction about a month ago, bright orange bikes can be found at different spots Lexington. They are one of the more than 500 “Spin” bikes that are a part of the City of Lexington’s new pilot dockless bike share program. LFUCG’s Spin […]

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Minglewood – Plastic Sucks

Minglewood – Plastic Sucks

Five hundred million plastic drinking straws are used each day in the United States. That’s 182.5 billion straws each year. Because plastic straws are not recyclable, they eventually end up in our landfills, as litter on our streets, or clogging our streams and waterways. One block of Lexington restaurants and bars is taking a […]

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Broomwagon – A Leader in Waste Reduction

Broomwagon – A Leader in Waste Reduction

Green Check recently held its annual recognition ceremony to honor newly certified members.  One of the newest members, Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes, has gone above and beyond in the area of waste reduction and recycling. A basic recycling program is required of all Green Check businesses.  However, Broomwagon has always […]

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Bullhorn – Green Check Pilot Program Wins Green Initiative Award

Bullhorn – Green Check Pilot Program Wins Green Initiative Award

Commerce Lexington recently held its annual Salute to Small Business Awards. One of the 8 awards presented, the Green Initiative Award, honors small businesses that have prioritized the implementation of sustainable practices. According to the official criteria, demonstrated practices must include; “written policies, goals and metrics for green practices, provision […]

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Lexmark – Free Cartridge Recycling Program

Lexmark – Free Cartridge Recycling Program

As a leader in the industry of imaging products, Lexmark is also a model business for sustainability. Going green before green was cool; Lexmark introduced their award winning Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP) in 1991. With more than 1 out of every 3 cartridges being returned, LCCP’s success is in […]

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