The 2013 Michigan Green Communities Challenge has officially launched as an opportunity for communities to measure their progress toward sustainability! The Challenge encourages friendly and productive competition between Michigan communities by providing a framework for peer-to-peer benchmarking. Participation will also provide your community with recognition for its accomplishments and a manageable to-do list for getting even better. Challenge participants earn a logo to display on their website and in print materials, will be publicized at the annual conference in early 2014 and on the MGC website, and will be included in a press release. Participation is free to any local government in Michigan.
Here is how your community can take part:
1. Register online at http://www.mml.org/green/registration.php
2. Fill out the checklist (to view the checklist before registering, click http://mml.org/green/pdf/MGC_Challenge_Checklist4.pdf); after registering, you will have access to an online form to complete the checklist. There are Action Guides that provide a how-to template for getting started with each project in your community.
3. Submit the final checklist - the deadline for recognition this year is November 22, 2013. You may make changes to your checklist anytime up to this date. Changes made after this date will count towards next year's Challenge.
Awards for the 2013 Challenge will be given out in January 2014. For more information on how achievement levels are determined, please visit http://www.mml.org/green/mgc.php.