The local environmental non-profit, green|spaces held its inaugural fundraiser, “The Rooftop Hop.” The event delivered excellent views of the Scenic City for guests as they enjoyed locally-catered hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. To further enhance the experience, two bands entertained at the main roof top party. With the help of beautiful fall weather, the sold out event was a massive success, bringing together hundreds of people from many walks of life and raising the profile of the sustainability movement in the greater Chattanooga area.
The event began with five satellite parties hosted on rooftops around downtown Chattanooga. Each party had differing themes which ranged from picnic, to fiesta, to cocktail party. For two hours, guests were able to 'hop' from rooftop to rooftop. Then, shortly after dusk, the main event began on the rooftop of the Bijou parking deck from which guests could spot seven green|spaces incentivized solar instillations. Five local restaurants provided hors d’oeuvres while bars scattered around the parking deck provided an assortment of libations. In addition, live music was provided by Chattanooga based WTM Blues Band and Nashville based Space Capone.
Tina Cox, the event's lead organizer said of The Hop, “We at green|spaces were thrilled with how well the event turned out, and would like to thank everyone for their support! The first year event net over $25,000 and created awareness for our mission. We have taken notes and suggestions and are already discussing how to make next year's Hop even better.” Anj McClan the director of green|spaces said, “We hope that the event has sparked interest about our programs, services and vision for Chattanooga. green|spaces has great momentum and we are looking forward to the pilot launch of our new programs, including green light.”