Rainscapes, the largest irrigation company in the Greater Knoxville area, recently was named a Green Achiever by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal for demonstrating outstanding commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly.
The Business Journal selected 67 applicants—all of which were highlighted in the April issue. Maryville-based Rainscapes was one of just five Blount County companies to receive the honor.
According to the Business Journal, the GoGreenET Business Recognition Program is an opportunity for East Tennessee businesses to share their successes in becoming more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Clint Allison, president of Rainscapes, points out that when most people think about “going green,” they often think of things like reducing pollution or waste, using energy efficiently or avoiding products with harmful toxins or substances. Water use, however, often doesn’t make the list.
“It’s important for people to know that water is a finite resource. Protecting and preserving the nation’s water supply is critical to our economy, the environment and human health,” said Clint Allison. “Using it efficiently now will help ensure water supplies for our children.”
To be selected as a Green Achiever, applicants had to complete the GoGreenET.com challenge, fulfilling at least one step in every category and scoring at least 30 points. Organizations also were asked to write an essay about their achievements in one or more of the following categories – community outreach, energy efficiency, recycling/waste reduction and renewable energy.
Green Achievers were honored at an April 21 event at the Knoxville News Sentinel. For a complete list of Green Achievers, visit GoGreenET.com.