2nd Empower Chattanooga Contribution
Sustainability and community are two core components of our mission. Thus, when green|spaces put the opportunity on the table, our only reasonable course of action was to create a partnership program that multiplies the effects of local sustainability efforts by coupling energy savings with waste reduction. For each used or refurbished chair we sell over $100, we’ve pledged to contribute the value of one energy savings kit to the Empower Chattanooga initiative for use in hosting workshops, creating educational resources & providing materials to boost energy savings in the home. Between the beginning of July and the end of September, our flagship partner program generated 67 Chairs = $536.00 = 67 Energy Savings Educations for residents of underserved communities. That’s literally over a ton of material diverted from the waste stream and as much as $250 in monthly energy savings per household among residents who implement sustainable practices in their home (based on results Empower Chattanooga’s seen so far).
This is our second contribution to Empower Chattanooga’s “Save It Forward” efforts, and we’ve decided that we’ll spread our donations out quarterly. But we didn’t get into this to count chairs – we’re here for community building, damn it! As you may likely know, we’re moving. At our new space, we’re hoping to do our part to encourage a sustainable culture in our immediate surroundings by teaming with our neighbors & other local community leaders to host Empower Chattanooga workshops.