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Dayton companies, including DP&L, vow to foster sustainable practices

Several Dayton companies and governmental entities have vowed to adopt new sustainable practices thorugh a new initiative.

Dayton Regional Green, DP&L and Vectren launched the Bring Your Green Challenge to encourage sustainable practices at workplaces across the Miami Valley back in 2015. That first year resulted in energy savings of 5.8 million kilowatt hours, gas savings and trash diversion of 17,469 tons.

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The challenge is a year-long, friendly contest for government entities, schools, commercial property owners and office tenants to reduce costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The contest, challenges and tracking will start in August and will continue for one year through July 2018.

This year, the Bring Your Green Challenge 2.0 added an additional platform focused on schools, designed to promote a new generation of sustainable thinkers. Montgomery County, Lexis Nexis, Miami Valley Hospital South, University of Dayton, Dayton International Airport and several other organizations have already committed to participate.

There are milestone awards, recognition and cash prizes for challenge winners throughout the year. More information is available here.

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