Yearly Recaps

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2020

Click here to view the Accomplishments and Innovations Challenge Companies made in 2020.

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2019

Click here to view the Accomplishments and Innovations Challenge Companies made in 2019.

Challenge Apprentice
  • Adonis Recycling
  • AIE Fire Inspection Services, Inc.
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, Inc.
  • Guarantee Electrical Company ($)
  • Pedro’s Planet/Supply Concepts, Inc.
  • Perennial
  • Perficient
  • PLI Card Marketing Solutions
  • Protiviti
  • Quiet Village Landscaping
  • Summers Compton Wells LLC
Green Cities Challenge
  • City of Alton, Illinois
  • City of Collinsville, Illinois
  • City of Edwardsville, Illinois
  • City of Fenton, Missouri
  • Village of Glen Carbon, Illinois
  • Village of Godfrey, Illinois
  • City of Granite City, Illinois
  • City of University City, Missouri
  • City of Wentzville, Missouri
  • City of Wildwood, Missouri
Challenge Leaders
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
  • Commerce Bank (**)
  • Donald Danforth Center for Plant Science
  • Elsevier
  • Environmental Operations, Inc.
  • Forest Park Forever
  • Illini Environmental, Inc.
  • Meridian Village – Lutheran Senior Services
  • MilliporeSigma
  • PGAV
  • RBO Print Logistics ($)
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Trane-Ingersoll Rand
Challenge Champion
  • Ameren Missouri (** $)
  • Bayer **
  • Bethesda Health Group
  • Christner, Inc (**)
  • COCA
  • Curium
  • Express Scrips
  • Global Products, Inc.
  • Graybar (**$$)
  • Jacobs
  • Lewis & Clark Community College
  • Madison County, Illinois ($)
  • Maritz, Inc. **
  • Missouri American Water
  • Missouri Botanical Garden **
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • MRC Recycling
  • Nine Network of Public Media
  • Safety National
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • St. Louis Cardinals (**)
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • StraightUp Solar
  • SWT Design
  • Tarlton (**)
  • U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
  • Webster University
  • World Wide Technology, Inc.

** – Denotes Green Decade Honor Roll: participant in all 10 Challenge program years

$$ – Presenting Sponsor

$ – Program Sponsor

Additional Sponsors: American Planning Association St. Louis Chapter, Bunge, Burns & McDonnell, Citizens for Modern Transit, OneSTL, RideFinders, Spire, Sustainable St. Louis, St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Kudos especially to the nine companies whose Leader and Champion level scores earned the Awards of Merit:

Leader Tenant
1st Place – PGAV
2nd Place – Trane – Ingersoll Rand
3rd Place – Environmental Operations, Inc.
 
Leader Owner
1st Place – Commerce Bank
2nd Place – Forest Park Forever
3rd Place – Meridian Village – Lutheran Senior Services
 
Champion
1st Place – Ameren Missouri
2nd Place – World Wide Technology, Inc.
3rd Place – Missouri American Water

Photos of the event are available for download at:
https://www.bbmphoto.com/green

You must utilize the Password: “challenge” to access the files and right click the photos to download the files.

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2018

2018 Award Ceremony Photos & Accomplishment Booklet is accessible here. Thank you for making this another successful year! 

 Click here to view the Accomplishments and Innovations Challenge Companies made in 2018 (in Dropbox).

 Click here to view the Accomplishments and Innovations Challenge Companies made in 2018 (in Google Drive).

59 companies, non-profits and governmental bodies completed the Challenge (click here for a list).

Congratulations to the Awards of Merit winners who received recognition at the Awards Celebration for achieving the highest point totals in their respective Challenge participation groups.

Champion

  1. Missouri Historical Society
  2. UniGroup, Inc.
  3. Webster University
  4. Ameren, Missouri
  5. Maritz

Leader

  1. Tarlton
  2. St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  3. COCA
  4. World Wide Technology, Inc.
  5. Forest Park Forever

Photos of the event are available for download at:
https://www.bbmphoto.com/green2018. You must utilize the Password: “challenge” to access the files and right click the photos to download the files. 

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2017

Thanks for another successful year!

65 companies, non-profits and governmental bodies completed the Challenge (click here for a list).

Congratulations to the Awards of Merit winners who received recognition at the Awards Celebration for achieving the highest point totals in their respective Challenge participation groups.

Angela Moore of Missouri History Museum

Champion:

  1. Missouri History Museum
  2. Webster University
  3. UniGroup, Inc.
Amy Lampe of US Bancorp Community Development Corportion

Leader-Tenant

  1. U.S. Bancrop Community Development Corporation
  2. Bunge North America
  3. Trane – Ingersoll Rand
Christina Allen and Jessica Hughes of Monsanto

Leader-Owner

  1. Monsanto
  2. Hunter Engineering
  3. World Wide Technology, Inc.

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2016

Thank you for making this another successful year! 

Click here to view the Accomplishments and Innovations Challenge Companies made in 2016.

65 companies, non-profits and governmental bodies completed the Challenge (click here for a list).

Congratulations to the Awards of Merit winners who received recognition at the Awards Celebration for achieving the highest point totals in their respective Challenge participation groups.

Champion

  1. City of Saint Peter’s
  2. UniGroup, Inc.
  3. Saint Louis University
Trivers Associates receives an award

Leader-Tenant

  1. Trivers Associates (pictured above)
  2. U.S. Bank
  3. Trane – Ingersoll Rand

Leader-Owner

  1. Monsanto (pictured above)
  2. Webster University
  3. World Wide Technology, Inc.

Photos of the event are available for download at:
http://www.bbmphoto.com/p534309275. You must utilize the Password: “challenge” to access the files and right click the photos to download the files. 

2016 Champion Innovation Projects

Participants at the advanced Champion level had the option this year to report on an innovative enterprise as their Challenge program fulfillment.

An Innovation Project could detail either an internal sustainability measure or a public or client-facing initiative.

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the Awards of Merit winners who received recognition at the Awards Celebration for achieving the highest point totals in their respective Challenge participation groups. Award of Merit winners are listed below.

61 companies, non-profits and governmental bodies completed the Challenge (click here for a list)

To view Accomplishments & Innovations of the class of 2015 click on the image

Select the Accomplishments & Innovations Award image or click here to view the Accomplishments and Innovations Challenge Companies made in 2015.

Awards of Merit – Leader Level, Tenants

  1. Microgrid Energy
  2. Trane
  3. U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
  4. Sitton Energy Solutions

Awards of Merit – Leader Level, Owners/Acorns

  1. Edward Jones
  2. Missouri American Water
  3. RBO PrintLogistix
  4. Safety National

Awards of Merit – Leader Level, Owners/Oak

  1. Monsanto
  2. Missouri History Museum
  3. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  4. JLL

Awards of Merit – Champion Level

  1. Arcturis
  2. Burns & McDonnell
  3. UniGroup, Inc.
  4. Ameren Missouri

By the Numbers

  • 6 completed the Apprentice Level
  • 28 completed the Leader Level
  • 22 completed the Champion Level
  • 5 municipalities participated in the program’s inaugural Green Cities Challenge
  • 100% of Challenge companies have formed a Green Team to lead sustainability efforts
  • 100% of Challenge companies participate in workplace recycling
  • 92% established a corporate sustainability policy
  • 94% provided employees with education toward greening both home and workplace
  • 96% promoted and support alternative transportation for employee commuting
  • 73% have implemented a green purchasing policy
  • 52% use green-certified cleaning products
  • 48% benchmarked and tracking company energy usage to facilitate increased efficiency
  • 40% calculated their company’s greenhouse gas or carbon footprint
  • 35 companies participated in activities related to the High Performance Building Initiative
  • 27 companies participated in activities related to the Biodiversity Initiative

Congratulations

St. Louis Green Business Challenge

Class of 2014

To view the Accomplishments and Innovations of the Class of 2014 click on the image
63 companies, institutions, and governmental bodies completed the Challenge (click here for list)

More than 250 St. Louis Green Business Challenge participants attended our Award Celebration on January 20, 2015 at the Saint Louis Zoo Lakeside Cafe. The Challenge teams were welcomed by Jason Hall, Vice President – Entrepreneurship and Innovation, St. Louis Regional Chamber. Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, Dana Brown President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo, and Bob Herleth, Executive Vice President and COO, Missouri Botanical Garden provided the luncheon addresses regarding sustainability practices of their institutions. 

Congratulations to the Awards of Merit winners who received recognition at the Awards Celebration. These awards were presented by  Bob Herleth (pictured left below), and Joe Reagan, President and CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber (pictured right below).

Awards of Merit – Leaders Level: Tenants: Bryan Cave LLP, EPC USA, Inc., Farnsworth Group, Jacobs, Microgrid Solar, Office Essentials.
Awards of Merit – Leaders Level: Owners: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Maritz, Missouri History Museum, Monsanto,  Saint Louis Zoo, UniGroup, Inc.
Awards of Merit  – Champions Level: Christner, Inc., Lawrence Group, SWT Design.

Challenge By the Numbers
  • 84% provide their employees education on how to “green” their home and workplace
  • 79% have a corporate sustainability policy
  • 61% use green-certified cleaning products
  • 53% implemented a green purchasing policy
  • 45% calculated their company’s greenhouse gas or carbon footprint
  • 41% committed to reduce their energy consumption by 10%
  • 33% committed to reduce their waste by 25%
  • 22 companies benchmarked their building’s energy consumption
  • 23 companies completed a biodiversity survey of their property

Check out our Sustainable Success Reports each month in St. Louis Small Business Monthly!
February 2015 : Midwest Recycling Center
January 2015:  Russo’s Catering
December 2014: Office Essentials Inc.
November 2014: The Advertisers Printing Company

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