2018 Events Schedule


Share camaraderie, swap success stories, and find solutions together at one of our events this year!  Meet other business and community leaders from across all sectors – office, retail, hospitality, academic, financial, and nonprofit.  

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Education and Networking

Lunch n' Learns

Our Lunch n’ Learn series will begin in the Summer 2018

Watt's New in Energy Savings? (Making a Challenge Game Plan and Energy Efficiency) Thursday, July 26th 11:30am-1pm at City Space. Learn more. 

The Dollars and Sense of Going Solar and Other Pathways to Renewable Energy Thursday, September 27, 11:30am-1pm at City Space. Learn More.

Turn on the Savings (Lighting and Lighting Controls) Thursday, November 29, 11:30am-1pm at City Space. Learn More. (More information coming soon)

Meet n' Greet

Thursday, August 30, 5:30-7pm at Kardinal Hall

Get to know your Challenge competitors (aka teammates) in a fun, social atmosphere.  Share your game plan, tips, or discoveries while enjoying FREE appetizers and $1 off local beers and cider for all Challenge participants and anyone interested in joining this community-wide initiative to save energy and adopt other sustainable business practices!

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Finish Line

Deadline for implementation of scorecard actions and submitting final score:  May 15, 2019


Awards Night

We will roll out the "green" carpet, recognize ALL participants, and award the winners in June of 2019!

Previous Events

Early Bird Registration:

Online registration is April 17, 2018 – May 31, 2018. Registering early will earn your business 10 bonus points!

Official Kickoff:

The Greater Virginia Green Business Council is hosting the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative’s Kickoff of the 2018 Better Business Challenge on Tuesday, May 8th 11:30am-1pm at CitySpace! It's free for businesses or organizations interested in joining the Challenge (click non-member and use the coupon code: CCB2018. Registration page: HERE. Facebook Event page: HERE


We would like to have all players joined and at the “Starting Line” by August 1st, 2018, but enrollment is open throughout the competition.

The Better Business Challenge is a program of the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative, which has a joint plan of work with Virginia Organizing