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Tennessee Green Star Partnership

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The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is TDEC’s environmental leadership program that seeks to recognize organizations that are committed to sustainable practices and continuous improvement throughout their entire operation. The Partnership provides opportunities for members to connect with other Partners and awards recognition for advancing through the Partnership. The Tennessee Green Star Partnership is free and open to organizations that operate in Tennessee.

The Partnership recognizes three levels of achievement:

One-Star Partners are committed to sustainable operations and are planning proactive environmental policies, procedures, and educational efforts.

Two-Star Partners are developing environmental programs and integrating environmental stewardship into their daily business operations.

Three-Star Partners have implemented an active environmental program and are continually improving their operations and achieving superior environmental performance.

Candidates may enter the Partnership at any level, providing that all of the requirements for that level are completed.

The Partnership has two achievement tracks:

  1. The Environmental Management (EMS) Track is designed for organizations that are planning, developing, or implementing a fully functioning EMS similar to the ISO 14001 standard.
    • Candidates will use the EMS Track Checklist to determine their level in the Partnership.
    • One-Star and Two-Star onsite EMS Track Reviews will be conducted in April, May, and June.
    • Three-Star onsite EMS Track Reviews will be conducted in August, September, and October.
  2. The Sustainable Business (SB) Track is a point-accruing checklist designed for organizations that want to be better environmental stewards and do not have the resources to develop a traditional EMS.
    • SB Track checklists will be accepted year-round

Partnership Benefits:

  • Inclusion in the “Green Star Directory” posted on the TGSP website
  • Active promotion of your company by the Office of Sustainable Practices
  • Use of the Tennessee Green Star Partnership logo on your website, promotional material, displays, and office
  • Educational and networking opportunities to members through webinars, workshops, and conferences