Dayton Regional Green, DP&L, and Vectren recognized local businesses and organizations from Montgomery and surrounding Counties for their environmental commitment and announced the winners of the yearâ€“long "Bring Your Green Challenge" as more than 100 buildings and offices competed to reduce their environmental impact and save energy and resources while engaging their employees.
|1st Place:||Reed Elsevier, Lexis Nexis|
|2nd Place:||Waibel Energy Systems|
|3rd Place:||Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Pilarczyk Center|
In addition, we recognized the top performing businesses in each scoring category: energy savings, water conservation, waste reduction and employee engagement:
|Energy Savings:||Montgomery County Madison Lakes (contest organizer, not eligible for prizes)|
|Water Conservation:||Dayton Power & Light MacGregor Park (contest sponsor, not eligible for prizes)|
|Waste Reduction:||Dayton Power & Light Service Building (contest sponsor, not eligible for prizes)|
|Employee Engagement:||Waibel Energy Systems|
WHAT AN IMPACT! Bring Your Green participants prove that together we can make a difference for our environment. Participants have:
Bring Your Green Challenge has sponsored the Green Idea contest and the Sustainability Grant from Dayton Regional Green action teams.
In late 2015, Bring Your Green announced a 'Green Idea' contest, asking the public for innovative ideas that could help the environment and create a healthier and more sustainable community. We received 43 ideas! The winning Green idea was voted on by Dayton Regional Green leadership and awarded to Amy Brandl, who was recognized at a Sustainability Luncheon in April 2016 and handed her $500 check.
All green ideas were submitted to DRG Action teams for adoption and inspiration as they prepared their own 2016 Sustainability Grant Applications.
We have received 5 grant applications with requests for funding from DRG Action teams. Two of the applications were based on green ideas received from the Community. BYG participants decided on the winning grants as each BYG participant was given 3 votes to spend on one project or divide them up between several projects. In return, participants received 100 points for exercising their right to vote!
The votes were in, and the following teams received funding towards their projects: