NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean unveiled a new city initiative Thursday to recognize and encourage healthy living in the workplace.
It's called the "Mayor's Workplace Challenge". Its aim is to improve three areas that contribute to a high quality of life: being green, healthy, and involved in the community.
His first stop was Letter Logic, a printing company that is committed to recycling and energy saving practices.
The company already promotes volunteerism for its employees with a flexible volunteer policy that allows workers to volunteer during the work week.
"This is voluntary; all of this is an effort to say that Nashville is a city that cares about the quality of life. Nashville is a city that cares about vital issues like the environment, health, and volunteerism. And it's a wonderful city because these are things people already are doing and want to do more," said Mayor Dean.
According to the Mayor's office, this is the first challenge of its kind anywhere in the U.S.