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


Hamilton County WWTA Board Names Michael Patrick Executive Director

Office Furniture Warehouse To Hold Networking Event On April 26

National Vision Expands To Fort Oglethorpe


The Hamilton County WWTA Board of Commissioners named Michael Patrick as the organization’s executive director at Wednesday’s meeting. Prior to joining the WWTA, Mr. Patrick was the director ... (click for more)

Office Furniture Warehouse, two-time winner of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award, is inviting the community to celebrate its recent victory at its 1900 Stuart ... (click for more)

National Vision has expanded its presence to the Fort Oglethorpe area. It has opened an America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses at The Forts Shopping Center. Officials said, "Eye ... (click for more)


Business

Hamilton County WWTA Board Names Michael Patrick Executive Director

The Hamilton County WWTA Board of Commissioners named Michael Patrick as the organization’s executive director at Wednesday’s meeting. Prior to joining the WWTA, Mr. Patrick was the director of the city of Chattanooga’s Water Wastewater Resources Division. He was responsible for the overall operation of the city’s regional water and wastewater collection and treatment system. ... (click for more)

Office Furniture Warehouse To Hold Networking Event On April 26

Office Furniture Warehouse, two-time winner of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award, is inviting the community to celebrate its recent victory at its 1900 Stuart Street location on Friday, April 26, from 4-7 p.m. Partnering with NoogaRadio and the Donna Show, it is bringing back its networking event, NoogaNections - designed to facilitate better ... (click for more)

Breaking News

TDOT Plans To Add 1 Lane In Each Direction To I-24 From Georgia State Line To US 27; New Section Of Apison Pike To Be Widened

The state plans to add one lane in each direction to a seven-mile section of Interstate 24, which is one of the most congested freeways in the country. The purchase of right of way for the project is included in TDOT’s annual three year transportation program. Right of way is listed for 2022 in a section between the Georgia state line and Brown's Ferry Road and another ... (click for more)

Person Shot In Road Rage Incident On Bailey Avenue; Shooter Flees

A person was shot after a road rage incident on Bailey Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Police said the shooter fled. Police responded to 1050 Bailey Ave. at 3:16 p.m. The person was not seriously injured. Police blocked off Bailey Avenue from National Avenue to the overpass as the incident was being investigated. (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What's 'Good' About It?

For the biggest part of my life (a real long time) I refused to acknowledge what is “good” about Good Friday. Today, in literally every country on earth, it is ‘Good Friday’ and, nope, nothing is “good” about killing my Jesus. Forget that it is the most singular display of His love for me, and I push all of the human race aside, to stand completely alone, and feel Jesus’ eyes on ... (click for more)