Biz Spotlights

Jan
30

Green Business Spotlight: Magenta Theater

  Magenta Theater in the heart of downtown Vancouver is a local hub for the performing arts. They are a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit community theater, relying on enthusiastic volunteers to bring live performances to the stage. Their dedication to the community and environment is apparent in everything they do, which earned them Green ...
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Dec
24

Green Business Spotlight: Legacy Salmon Creek

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Pollution and climate change impact health in diverse and negative ways, and healthcare providers have taken notice. In the Portland metro area, Legacy Health sees this connection and has been working for years to reduce their impact and raise awareness about environmental health. In Clark County, the Legacy Health Salmon Creek Medical Center was G...
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Nov
26

Behind the Scenes: Waste reduction and composting at PDX

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Many businesses in Clark County are either considering or starting up collection programs for food scraps. But why compost food scraps? Across the river, PDX has a history of composting and waste prevention that demonstrates the long-term financial and environmental benefits. PDX has been composting since 2003, when it started divert...
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Oct
29

Green Business Spotlight: New Seasons Market

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Did you know that Vancouver, WA has the world's first Certified B Corporation grocer? New Seasons Market, a west-coast based grocery chain from Portland, OR gained B Corporation Certification in 2013. B Corps is an international certification for businesses that reach thorough standards of "social and environmental performance, transparency and acc...
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Oct
03

Green Biz Spotlight: Clark College

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​ Clark College has been educating in our community since 1933, and in more recent history, they have been leaders for large-scale sustainability. In 2014, Clark College was certified as a Green Business, but their sustainable practices began long before then.  Composting, conducting waste audits, and conserving resources have been business-as...
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