What is OakGreen?
OakGreen is an initiative to share information, encourage collaboration and connect Oakland County residents, businesses and communities to resources that can advance environmental stewardship, economic growth and strong communities.
The mission of OakGreen is to provide businesses, communities and residents the knowledge and tools to be more sustainable, reduce expenses, and embrace the "Triple Bottom Line".
The OakGreen Challenge
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson issued an "OakGreen Challenge" at the May 13, 2010 Green Summit Event. Registration for the Challenge officially opened at the May 2011 Green Summit.
The OakGreen Challenge encourages home, business and government facilities to decrease energy consumption by 10% within the next two years.
Win the Oakgreen Challenge and have your utility bills paid for one year (up to $1500.)
Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line
Sustainability means meeting our present needs without compromising the needs of future generations.
The Triple Bottom Line includes economic, environmental, and community factors as part of success:
Reduced energy consumption means
Money saved - Economic bottom line
Cleaner Air - Environmental bottom line
Stronger Economy - Community bottom line