29 Aug '15, 7pm

#Chattanooga's gone green! 3 take-aways: turn your city into a green role model! H/T @EmpowerCHA &@etnusgbc

Last month, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and green|spaces released a regional sustainability website highlighting best practices in the region. It includes an action-packed timeline that tells the green side of the fabled revival story of this Southeastern Tennessee city. As you probably know, there hasn't always been a lot of green to boast about. Between the golden ages of the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and the crowning of Outdoor Magazine’s Best Town Ever, there was a time when Chattanooga was solely known to the majority of the nation as the Dirtiest City in America (thank you, Mr. Cronkite ). But what can we take away from such progress? Looking back 40 years to the beginning of the city's Cinderella story, what are the key factors that enabled such a transformation and—more importantly—that maintain the sustainability momentum? Chattanooga in the 1960’s (Court...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/chattanoogas-gone-green-thr...

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