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    Clark County
    Green Business Program

    Clark County Green Business program offers resources and onsite assistance to support your business goals to operate efficiently, reduce your environmental impact, and offer employees a healthy workplace. We recognize and celebrate environmental excellence with Green Business certification.

Green Your Business

Conserve resources, create a healthier work environment for employees, and enhance your recycling and composting programs. Clark County Green Business program offers:

Evaluations to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies and reduce waste
Assistance with recycling and composting programs
Recycling trainings and presentations for employees

Get Certified

Join the growing list of certified Green Businesses. Earning Green Business certification demonstrates to your customers and employees that your business is committed to the environment and to your community.

Recognition as a Green Business
Self-assessment tool
Business-focused networking events, tours and workshops

About Green Biz

The Clark County Green Business Program recognizes businesses for environmental excellence through onsite assistance and verification of green business practices. The program provides an environmental assessment, resources, and assistance to businesses seeking a structured approach to implementing green initiatives and measuring results.

Our businesses demonstrate that going green is not only good for the environment, it is also good for business's bottom line, improving employee morale, increasing operational efficiency and maintaining a positive public image.

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Green Business Spotlight

Located in downtown Vancouver, LSW Architects is an architectural firm that prioritizes sustainability, health, and safety in every project they do. Some of their projects include Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, Gaiser Hall at Clark College, and the Witherspoon and Sons Building. After a green team was formed to identify successes and shortcomings in their sustainability practices, LSW Architects decided to certify as a Clark County Green Business in 2016. Today, the LSW Green Team is still very active as they have about...

Now that you are a certified Clark County Green Business, it's time to show off! Below, you will find some helpful tools and resources to share your successes with your staff, customers, and clients. Feel free to adapt these and make them your own.

Promote Your Green Business Certification

  • Send an email to your employees to announce your certification
  • Dedicate a webpage to your sustainability efforts and add the Clark County Green Business logo.
  • Display the decal and plaque in places very visible to the public - include on windows, doors, lobby areas, etc.
  • Include the logo on brochures, menus, flyers, videos, etc.
  • Create a space within your building to showcase your accomplishments - perhaps a bulletin board in the staff lounge
  • Promote your certification on social media such as Facebook and Twitter

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  • <INSERT BUSINESS HERE> is proud to announce we are now a certified Clark County Green Business! We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and maintaining sustainable practices such as (insert practices such as composting in break room, printing double-sided, etc.) #clarkgreenbiz
  • Did you know that <INSERT BUSINESS HERE> is a certified Clark County Green Business? We are constantly striving to create a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment for our employees and community. Find out more about our sustainable practices on our website and be sure to check out the Clark County Green Business website to learn about the program. #clarkgreenbiz
  • We are committed to the environment and our community and are proud to be a Clark County Green Business. Check out our website for more information on what we are doing to conserve resources and operate more efficiently.

Employee Email Example

Hello everyone,

<INSERT BUSINESS HERE> is pleased to announce we are a certified Clark County Green Business! In order to become certified, we completed a detailed assessment and multiple site visits with Clark County Green Business staff. Thank you for helping <INSERT BUSINESS HERE> protect the environment and support our community. Here is a list of our sustainability practices and programs that helped us achieve this great accomplishment:

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It is important that everyone continues to do their part to keep <INSERT BUSINESS HERE> healthy, safe, and sustainable. Please find sustainability resources attached to this email to learn more about recycling, composting, and more. Let us know if you have any ideas for other green projects or initiatives. We appreciate your help and dedication to the cause!

Sincerely,

(Green Team or Sustainability Lead)

Share your story by hosting a Morning Blend networking event

Hosting a Morning Blend is an opportunity to promote your business and sustainability initiatives. By sharing your story, you will help others refine goals and projects for their own workplaces. Typically these events are held every third Thursday of the month from 8:30-9:30 AM at certified Green Businesses throughout Clark County, but due to COVID-19 these events are taking place virtually. In order to host a virtual Morning Blend, you must:

  • Have access to the necessary computer technology.
  • Share information about your business and about the work you've done to benefit the environment. 
  • Be willing to answer questions and engage with others.

Share information about your green efforts on your website

Here are some great examples of Green Business websites sharing their green efforts and accomplishments:

If you have other strategies to promote your business status, please let us know. Email us at

Latest News

August 03, 2020
During my term with the Green Business program, I contributed to the program's goals and engaged with several local businesses to help them be more sustainable. I took over planning and leading the monthly networking events and supported the other Environmental Outreach program's events. I joined th...

Green Biz Events

Virtual September Green Business Morning Blend

09-24-2020 8:30 am9:30 am
Free

Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss business environmental initiatives. This event will bring together businesses in Clark County with an interest in connecting to share ideas and resources.

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Green Businesses

Entek Corporation

Entek is a heating, ventilating and air-conditioning contractor that performs installs, retrofits, and maintenance on residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Simply Thyme Catering

Business, corporate, social and private jet catering

Wager Audio

Wager Audio is a professional audio visual production, rental, and sales provider proudly based in Vancouver, WA. You can find us at events throughout the community, or at our friendly rental shop.

Corwin Beverage Company

From humble beginnings with one truck and three employees in 1941, to over 100 trucks and more than 100 employees today, Corwin has established a business tradition of award-winning sales and service in Southwest Washington.