Biz Spotlights

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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May
29

Green Biz Spotlight: AmeriCorps for Green Business

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This month the spotlight shines not on a Green Business but within Clark County's Green Business program, to a hardworking AmeriCorps member, Jesse Barr. Barr started his AmeriCorps service with Green Business in October 2017 and is now the driving force behind food waste outreach in restaurants across the county. Barr spends his time reaching out ...
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Apr
26

Green Biz Spotlight: The Mighty Bowl

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​ When The Mighty Bowl's food truck became a certified Green Business in 2012, the owner Steve Valenta had not pictured the business becoming a brick and mortar restaurant in downtown Vancouver where it sits today. Transitioning from a green food truck to a green restaurant was difficult, but they pulled it off. "It's a no-brainer," said Valenta, r...
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Mar
29

Green Biz Spotlight: LSW Architects

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LSW Architects have impressed the Clark County Green Business community with their innovation and dedication to sustainability since being certified in 2016. Their goal to achieving sustainability is unique, as their methods encompass environmental conservation, economic security, and public health. Their incorporation of sunlight, energy efficienc...
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Jan
23

Green Biz Spotlight: NW Staffing

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​ Northwest Staffing Resources is a small office in Vancouver with large goals. Employees at this downtown office organize many projects involving social justice and sustainability, on top of their regular work of supporting locals in search of work, and businesses in search of employees. The effort to become paperless has been a large ongoing proj...
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