CMCSS achives Green Certification
Montgomery County, TN – The latest business to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified is the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
“We are pleased to see the school system continue to seek ways to minimize their environmental footprint, and at the same time maximize efficiencies where possible,” states Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers.
Examples of their good stewardship include building a maintenance facility behind West Creek High School to maintain the buses for that section of Montgomery County. With 70 buses serving that area, this is something that saves tax payers 2,100 miles per day in fuel, reduced maintenance on the buses, extended bus life and fewer man hours driving.
They also found a way to reuse the boiler/chiller system from the renovations of one school, to make a system in another school more efficient. Additionally, they have found simple reuse initiatives, like passing empty buckets once used by maintenance to the sports teams for holding their equipment. There is no effort too small. Each school building now has some form of recycling, with participation from the students, staff and faculty.
City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, was unable to attend the ribbon cutting, said the following, “I appreciate the efforts from CMCSS to make the most of our resources in such a responsible way. They are a great example for other school districts in Tennessee.”
If you would like to help support the school recycling efforts, contact Shedrich Webster at Shedrich.. Also, parents can send white paper into the schools to be recycled. Bi-County Solid Waste Management picks up the paper and contributes over $10,000 per year back to the schools for their efforts.
For information on how your business could participate in the Green Certification Program, contact Michelle Newell at