One year ago, Corwin Beverage Company and Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell were awarded Green Business of the Year Awards at our annual Green Awards ceremony. These businesses won because of their dedication to sustainability and the community. We caught up with these winners to see what they've been up to this past year!
BIKRAM YOGA HAZEL DELL
Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell is a yoga studio in Vancouver that was awarded the Green Business of the Year Award in 2018 in the small business category.
For those that aren't familiar, Bikram Yoga is a style of hot yoga practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit at 40% humidity. This would normally require a lot of energy to accomplish here in the Pacific Northwest, but this Hazel Dell studio was designed to be super-insulated and energy efficient, conserving energy by trapping the heat in the studio.
By eliminating the need for paper towels and other non-recyclable products, the studio has nearly no garbage. Water-conserving faucets, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and LED lighting are just a few of the tools that Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell uses to be green.
Since winning their Green Award in 2018, Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell has gone paperless for their class registrations, eliminating the need for a printer and paper.
In addition, the studio only sells products that are not harmful to the environment, including athletic ware made from recycled plastic bottles, beverages that are in recyclable bottles, and eco-friendly cleaning supplies designed for taking care of athletic ware and yoga equipment. For all these reasons and more, we are happy to have Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell in our Green Business community!
CORWIN BEVERAGE COMPANY
Corwin Beverage Company is a beverage distribution company in Ridgefield that won the Green Business of the Year Award for the large business category in 2018.
Waste reduction is a huge focus of Corwin's green team, and helped earn them their Green Award. Before the 2018 Green Awards, the company worked hard to recycle over 100,000 pounds of materials that other companies may have sent to the landfill.
In addition, the green team at Corwin has maintained a garden plot at their facility, using compost processed onsite from employee food scraps. Employees are encouraged to take the garden's vegetables home to cook fresh, healthy meals with their families.
Receiving their Green Business Award only encouraged Corwin to progress further with their green practices. Last fall, Corwin hosted a Don't Drip and Drive check with the Watershed Alliance to check employee cars and fleet vehicles for oil leaks to protect waterways.
Corwin is also a great supporter of the community, often donating and lending a hand at local schools and non-profit organizations. The work that Corwin does for the community and the environment are key to why they are an award-winning Green Business.
2019 GREEN AWARDS THIS MARCH!
The Green Businesses in Clark County help make up an incredible community, and we are excited to be announcing three new Green Business Award recipients at the 2019 Green Awards!
This year, awards will be given to one large business, one small business, and one non-profit or government organization. Come see who will carry on the title of Green Business of the Year in 2019!
Wednesday, March 20th
Doors open at 5 PM
Program 6-7:30 PM
Location: Kiggins Theatre
Admission is free!
Pizza, beer and other concessions will be available for sale.
Visit clarkgreenneighbors.org/greenawards to learn more and RSVP!