The mission of Leadership and Excellence is to advance a culture of sustainability by recognizing, encouraging, and supporting best environmental practices among multiple stakeholders. The Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards, along with other voluntary leadership programs, highlight proven successes and facilitate networking, outreach, mentoring, and increased public awareness about sustainable practices.
The 2013 Sustainability Conference is just around the corner! We’ll be posting more information here soon, so visit often.
The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) seeks to recognize businesses and organizations of all sizes and types that are strongly committed to sustainable practices throughout their entire operation. To become a member of TGSP, a business or organization must have a good compliance history and environmental improvement initiatives in such areas as energy use, water conservation, water quality and sustainable materials management. In addition, at the higher levels of advancement, environmentally preferred procurement, community outreach and mentoring of schools and other businesses are required. As of October 1, 2012, Tennessee Green Star Partnership replaces Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership, or TP3, as TDEC's pollution prevention recognition program and all of the current TP3 Partners and Performers have been grandfathered into the new program for the calendar year of 2013.
We are offering three TGSP workshops in Memphis, Oak Ridge and Nashville during August 2013. In addition to information about TGSP membership and EPA reporting requirements, we will feature energy efficiency information and an E3 (Economy – Energy – Environment) presentation. Contact TGS.Partnership@tn.gov or (615) 532-8738 for registration information.
The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards honor individuals, groups and organizations that help create the cleaner, healthier Tennessee we all want to see. The program has been in place for more than 25 years. Each year, the recipients demonstrate a model of environmental stewardship that makes Governor Bill Haslam excited about our desired future, and all past and future winners reflect the positive vision both the Governor and TDEC have for Tennessee. Winners for projects completed in 2012 will be announced soon.
The Tennessee Green Schools Program is currently under revision and will be announced soon. Please contact us at TGS.Partnership@tn.gov for any questions.