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Going Green: Northeast Florida's Green Chamber Of Commerce

Courtesy Northeast Florida Green Chamber

Going green isn't just for environmentalists anymore.

The move toward sustainability, increasingly, has a strong business case.

That's the idea behind the Northeast Florida Green Chamber, a local chapter of the Green Chamber of the South.

"We are creating a forum for business owners who share an interest in sustainability and social responsibility," says chairperson Helen Rake.

The Northeast Florida Green Chamber facilitates the growth and promotion of sustainable businesses in Florida and the Southeast by providing opportunities for networking, education, business development and collaboration.

"Jacksonville is one of many cities to open a Green Chamber," says Rake. "It's an idea whose time has come."

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.