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Green Check awards ceremony 2022

Green Check Program looking for new businesses

The deadline for Green Check is approaching! Apply by Jan. 31 to join other Lexington businesses that are committed to sustainability and caring for the environment. The City of Lexington’s Green Check program, established in 2016, recognizes and acknowledges businesses and organizations that go above and beyond to make Lexington […]

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City’s Green Check program recognizes 13 businesses

City’s Green Check program recognizes 13 businesses

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) is honoring 13 Green Check members this year. Green Check is the City of Lexington’s green business sustainability certification program. It is designed to recognize businesses for their green initiatives and to help them expand their sustainability efforts. New honorees include: Creative Yoga (Silver), Food […]

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Welcome Incoming 2022 Green Check Members!

The seventh class of Green Check businesses has officially begun the certification process! These nine local businesses represent a variety of industries and have gone above and beyond in doing their part to make Lexington more sustainable.  Hearing and Speech Center Local nonprofit, The Hearing & Speech Center, has been […]

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Meet the 2021 Green Check Businesses!

Meet the 2021 Green Check Businesses!

The sixth class of Green Check businesses has completed certification! These 12 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.  Black Soil: Our Better Nature – Bronze Black Soil is an organization that […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Permeable Pavement

Scorecard Highlights: Permeable Pavement

Permeable pavement is a system that allows water to drain through it’s porous surface into an underground reservoir or rock bed. The water will then slowly release into the soil below. This system’s ability to divert pollutants and control the movement of stormwater makes installing permeable pavement a high scoring […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Waste Reduction

Scorecard Highlights: Waste Reduction

When Green Check businesses begin their certification process, waste reduction is usually the first area of sustainability they choose to focus their efforts. Perhaps this is because this area of sustainability usually produces immediate results in regards to going green and becoming more economical. A few of the Green Check […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Energy Efficiency

Scorecard Highlights: Energy Efficiency

As summer has officially set in, Lexington businesses are working to ensure their workspaces are equipped to maintain a high cooling capacity with the most efficiently low energy use. Many of the initiatives they have adopted can be found under Green Check’s largest scorecard category, Energy Efficiency. A few of those […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Green Living Roofs & Walls

Scorecard Highlights: Green Living Roofs & Walls

Green living roofs are becoming a growing trend in many large cities across the U.S., with a few even popping up in Lexington. With the benefits these roofs provide to air quality, energy efficiency, and water quality, it is hard to believe that more businesses have not taken advantage of […]

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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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