LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2014) — Lexington has been selected to receive $20,000 in support of a local green business competition. ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) and Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office supplies and services, announced the award today.
The support includes in-kind contributions, software, and technical assistance to help enhance an existing green business competition, the LiveGreenLexington Games, now in its third year. The LiveGreenLexington Games is a friendly competition among local businesses to see who can have the most positive impact on the environment. The additional resources will allow the city to improve current efforts and enhance the competition.
The city as selected through a competitive call for applications which attracted interest from communities of all sizes from across the country. Lexington joins Houston, Cupertino, Calif., and West Palm Beach, Fla., as the only communities across America selected to receive a $20,000 grant this year.
Businesses in Lexington will complete the current LiveGreenLexington Games contest this summer. The enhanced green business competition will be launched in the fall using the additional support from ICLEI and Office Depot, Inc.
For more information on the LiveGreenLexington Games competition, visit bggreensource.org/. Businesses will also be able to sign up for the new competition on the same website once the competition is launched this fall.