Saturday, November 29, 2008From the montly update issued by M powering Madison:
Mpower Business ChaMpions is a new program to help businesses tackle climate change challenges that impact their bottom line and our quality of life. Businesses that demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability will be selected to participate and will receive one-on-one assistance to take significant steps towards reducing their carbon footprint including:
+ Participation in Mpowering Business ChaMpion Peer Learning Sessions to engage, learn and share with other select business
+ Participation in sustainability business practices training program on topics including green building, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy and water conservation
+ On-site walk-through energy assessment including a findings and recommendations report
+ A wide array of technical, financial and policy information related to solar energy options
+ Use of the Energy Stewards software program for tracking energy use history, action performance tracking, and access to online forums to learn from others
+ Opportunity to be featured by Mpower Madison media partner WKOW-TV and in web-based case studies
+ Assistance with developing a transportation demand management program to provide commuter and other alternative transportation options.
A variety of business will be chosen to participate in the Mpower ChaMpion program - no business is too large or small and non-profit organizations will be considered. Business do not need a track record of sustainability, only to demonstrate a commitment to actively partipate. Business seeking to apply can visit http://www.mpoweringmadison.com/champion to download an application form. Completed applications are due by December 31st and the selection of Mpower Business ChaMpions particpants will be completed in early Janurary.