green|spaces In The Running For A $100,000 Prize

Thursday, April 26, 2018

green|spaces is participating in A Community Thrives Challenge. More than 40 nonprofits are competing to be eligible for a range of prizes from $25,000 to $100,000.


A Community Thrives empowers communities by investing in education, arts and culture, or wellness-related organizations.

They give national exposure to local issues by tapping into the power of the USA TODAY NETWORK. green|spaces is hoping to raise money from local donors in order to receive A Community Thrives grant.  


In the spirit of Earth Day, green|spaces is running a challenge to encourage individuals to donate or raise funds to support green|spaces programs like Empower Chattanooga – an education based program that teaches low income residents low and no cost ways to save money on their utility bills. Over the past three years, green|spaces had educated more than 1,000 residents, with an average attendee saving 10% - 40% on their utility bills.


“Extra disposable income can go a long way. It can help a family buy food, medication and transportation. We are equipping families to be more stable year after year,” said Michael Walton, executive director at green|spaces.


The person who raises the most funds by the end of the day on Monday will win an Eco-Food Tour across Chattanooga’s Southside. Participating restaurants include the Flying Squirrel, Alleia, Feed & Niedlov’s bakery.


"We're a local small business and we love supporting other local small businesses,” said Max Poppel with the Flying Squirrel. “We're fortunate that there's a large number of farms around us that are making all kinds of high quality food, so we don't have to sacrifice quality to satisfy our craving for local. Some of our current local menu items include local shiitake mushrooms, farm eggs, and Sequatchie Cove Copping cheese.”


To be eligible to win, participants must enter through the green|spaces Crowdrise page and set up a team page: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/earth-day-challenge


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Feb. 26-March 1

Heather Trotter Named Press Secretary Of Tennessee Republican Party

Advisory Task Force On Composition Of Judicial Districts To Hold Hearings


Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Freb. 26-March 1: Feb. 26, Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association AM Regathering 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mad Priest Coffee Roasters: ... (click for more)

Scott Golden, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, announced the hiring of Heather Trotter as the new press secretary. Ms. Trotter is a native of Franklin, Tn., and a graduate of Baylor ... (click for more)

The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts has announced four public hearing dates to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial districts ... (click for more)


Business

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Feb. 26-March 1

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Freb. 26-March 1: Feb. 26, Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association AM Regathering 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mad Priest Coffee Roasters: 719 Cherry St. Leadership Chattanooga graduates are invited to gather for coffee and networking. No cost. Feb. 26, Reality Check at Tyner Academy 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tyner Academy: ... (click for more)

Heather Trotter Named Press Secretary Of Tennessee Republican Party

Scott Golden, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, announced the hiring of Heather Trotter as the new press secretary. Ms. Trotter is a native of Franklin, Tn., and a graduate of Baylor University where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism-public relations. She previously worked in the music business as Publicity Manager and Director of Publicity for 117 Entertainment ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Schools Closed On Friday; Other Schools Announce Closings Or Delays

Hamilton County Schools will be closed on Friday due to the amount of rain that has fallen in the last few hours and the amount expected between now and tomorrow. School-age child care will be open at seven locations from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. to assist parents. The locations for child care are: Battle Academy, East Brainerd Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, Harrison Elementary, ... (click for more)

City Report Says Ballard Had Pattern Of Sexual Harassment Over Female Trainees; Attorney Says He Looks Forward To Returning To Work

A city report says an instructor over police academies had a pattern of sexual harassment against female cadets. Two female trainees initially filed the complaint against instructor Ricky Ballard. Ballard was suspended earlier this month for 160 hours without pay over the sexual allegations. Four female cadets said they received unwanted hugs from Ballard. They said Ballard ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway - And Response (3)

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)