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Ann Arbor Introduces Inaugural Green Business Challenge

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May 15, 2024

The City of Ann Arbor has introduced the Green Business Challenge, a pilot project designed to assist local businesses in implementing sustainable changes to their business practices. Missy Stults, the director of Ann Arbor’s Office of Sustainability and Innovation, emphasized the importance of businesses in achieving Ann Arbor’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. Stults highlighted the role of businesses in fostering collaboration, innovation, advancement, and the promotion of sustainability values.

Businesses participating in the Green Business Challenge can earn points by completing various challenges, such as installing compost and recycling bins or committing to a zero-waste pledge. Stults stated that the pilot program is now open to participants, with the goal of having 20-30 businesses involved in the initial phase to help shape, refine, and test the program. The aim is to expand participation to 50-100 businesses once the program is fully developed by the end of the year.

The challenge is being coordinated by Stults’ office in collaboration with Ann Arbor SPARK. The program is made possible by financial support from donors and community members. You can make a donation to WEMU to support non-commercial, fact-based reporting and help keep your local NPR station thriving. Stay connected with 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and Twitter for updates on local news and events. To contact WEMU News, you can call 734.487.3363 or email studio@wemu.org.

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