Biz Spotlights

Nov
27

Nominate your business for a Clark County Green Business Award

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The Clark County Green Business program is accepting nominations for our annual Green Business Awards. We want to recognize your innovations and achievements to advance sustainability by considering the environment in decision-making and business practices. All certified Clark County Green Businesses should consider submitting a nomination form. No...

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Nov
26

Get to know Austin, Clark County Green Business AmeriCorps member

Hi my name is Austin and I am the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Green Business Outreach Coordinator. I have lived in Vancouver, Washington for most of my life and it is good to be home again. Having just graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington –Seattle, I am happy to be assisting the Clark County Green Business program's o...

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Nov
26

Behind the Scenes: Waste reduction and composting at PDX

Portland International Airport

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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Nov
06

Make the Switch to Recycled Content Copy Paper

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Switching your business to using recycled paper is more than a strategy to save trees. Recycled paper does more for the planet: it creates jobs, supports local recycling programs, reduces solid waste, and saves energy, bleach and water at the paper mills. In the U.S., the paper industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions beca...

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Oct
30

Check your catch basins and keep our waterways clean

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Catch basins stop pollutants from reaching waterways by trapping sediment and other material picked up by stormwater runoff. Catch basins are the metal grates found in parking lots that allow stormwater to drain away. They also include a sump to trap sediment to keep it out of the storm drainage system.Catch basins need regular maintenance to remov...

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