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Support Green Check Businesses During COVID-19 Shutdown

Support Green Check Businesses During COVID-19 Shutdown

Now more than ever local businesses need your help! Below is a list of a few of our Green Check businesses that are still operating and would appreciate any support you can offer. Food, Beverage, and Grocery A Cup of Common Wealth – Curbside pick up and delivery is available. […]

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Meet the 2019 Green Check Businesses!

Meet the 2019 Green Check Businesses!

The fourth year of Green Check businesses have completed certification! These nine local businesses represent a variety of industries and have gone above and beyond to ensure they are doing their part to make Lexington more sustainable.  Most Valuable Pets – Silver Local pet store, Most Valuable Pets, has been […]

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Green Check Business Tour: Wastewater Treatment Plant

Green Check Business Tour: Wastewater Treatment Plant

Last week, Green Check businesses were given the opportunity to tour Lexington’s Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant. As one of the first sewage treatment plants in the United States, Town Branch opened in 1919 and has grown to treat approximately 60 percent of Lexington’s wastewater. According to LFUCG’s website, “the […]

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Green Check Your Green Space

Green Check Your Green Space

With spring in full bloom, take a look at some of the projects Green Check businesses have adopted to make their outdoor space more sustainable. Rain Gardens Rain gardens are located on shallow depressions and capture runoff from impervious surfaces, such as rooftops, patios, driveways, and parking lots, before it […]

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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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