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Businesses sharing sustainability successes

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison area has a reputation for being green, for caring about the environment and sustainability.  That reputation also extends to the business community of Southern Wisconsin. 

This Friday, a number of businesses will be sharing their sustainability successes at the Monona Terrace.  As part of Sustain Dane's MPower Business Champions Program, more than a dozen area businesses have spent the past year working to reduce their environmental impact. These businesses have successfully conserved energy, lowered waste, increased alternative transportation and gone green in their business processes and workplace environments.

During the free public event, businesses like CUNA mutual and The Plaza Tavern will talk about their efforts and how others can get involved.

Sustain Dane's MPower Champions Public Showcase will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30AM to 9:30AM at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Downtown Madison. The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center sponsors the event, which includes coffee and breakfast. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited though, RSVP athttp://www.2013mpowershowcase.eventbrite.com

Attendees will discover how:

  • The Plaza Tavern became Madison's original "eco-dive" with LED signage, local food, and more.
  • Madison Environmental group mobilized a recycling movement for Monroe Street businesses.
  • Filament Games rallied its developer teams to create sustainability-themed games.
  • UW-Extension built a stronger work community around pedestrian-friendly, onsite food carts.
  • CUNA Mutual Group employees dug in with employee gardens and school garden volunteering.

Madison.

Applications are now open for the 2014 program. Learn more and apply >

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