Ann Arbor introduces inaugural Green Business Challenge

Ann Arbor’s Office of Sustainability and Innovation has recently introduced the Green Business Challenge, a pilot project designed to assist local businesses in implementing sustainable changes to their practices. Missy Stults, the director of the office, believes that collaboration and innovation within the business community are essential for promoting sustainability values.

The program allows participating businesses to earn points by engaging in a variety of challenges, such as installing compost and recycling bins or committing to a zero-waste pledge. Stults hopes to have 20-30 businesses involved in the initial phase to provide feedback and make necessary adjustments. The goal is eventually to expand the program to include 50 to 100 businesses by the end of the year.

The Green Business Challenge is being coordinated by Stults’ office in partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK, which aims to encourage businesses to adopt environmentally friendly practices and contribute to the city’s sustainability efforts. Your financial support helps sustain non-commercial, fact-based reporting at WEMU. Connect with 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and Twitter for more local news updates. For questions or news tips, contact WEMU News by phone at 734.487.3363 or via email at

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