The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce plans to honor businesses committed to going green at a luncheon on April 10.

Rachael Taylor-Tuller of Lost Peacock Creamery

Rachael Taylor-Tuller of Lost Peacock Creamery will deliver the keynote address at the Thurston Chamber’s Green Awards April 10. Photo courtesy of Lost Peacock Creamery

Nearly 100 businesses applied for a Thurston Green designation this year, and the chamber will celebrate them at the Thurston Green Awards & Expo, part of its April forum, at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at Hotel RL (2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia). Businesses designated “Thurston Green” will be honored, and “Green Business of the Year” awards will be awarded in small, medium, large, and municipal business categories.

In its 12th year, the Thurston Green Business program has become one of the chamber’s most popular programs, according to a press release. Taking the steps to be designated green saves businesses money while protecting and preserving the environment, the release states.

Rachael Taylor-Tuller, owner of Lost Peacock Creamery, will deliver the keynote address at the luncheon. Rachael will share the story of how she grew the Olympia creamery, which is “committed to creating an environment that sustains without sacrificing the land,” and is a certified Animal Welfare Approved farm, according to a press release.

The Green Business Expo offers a chance to connect with businesses and organizations in Thurston County that are committed to environmental sustainability.

The cost is $35 for general admission; $25 for online prepaid chamber members; and $30 for members at the door. People can register at the Thurston Chamber’s website.

For more information, visit the chamber’s website or call Krystal Barkus at (360) 357-3362.