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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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2022 Green Business Award Winners

Each year, businesses and community members are presented with awards for their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint and make continuous improvements toward a sustainable future. Our 2022 Clark County Green Business Awards winners:

PeaceHealth Southwest    Wallis Engineering    Columbia Springs  

Green Business Spotlight

The Clark County Green Business team sat down with Eric Florip and Tim Shellenberger from C-TRAN to discuss their sustainability initiatives and how C-TRAN plans to celebrate Ride Transit Month, a monthlong celebration of transit that occurs every June. Read on to learn more! Can you describe the overall sustainability messaging of C-TRAN? "Sustainability is the core of what we do as a transit agency. We're proud to provide a service that helps individuals and communities improve their environmental impact. At C-TRAN, we have also worked to imp...
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Green Business Spotlight: C-TRAN

C-TRAN has been providing public transportation services to residents of Clark County since 1981. Environmental sustainability has been incorporated into C-TRAN's 60-year vision statement: "C-TRAN services contribute positively to the region's sustainability, livability and economic vitality by helping manage traffic congestion, reduce dependence on foreign oil, lower carbon emissions, contain transportation costs for employers and employees, enable denser land use and development of urban areas, and provide essential transport to persons with no other means of travel."

After becoming a certified Clark County Green Business in 2019, C-TRAN was named the recipient of the Clark County Green Business of the Year award in 2021. 

C-TRAN's Green Team was founded in 2017 and is an employee led group that drives forward sustainability projects within the company. This group meets monthly and welcomes members across many divisions at the organization. The Green Team brings together employees from Administration, Maintenance, Customer Service and Operations to support sustainable business practices and create green goals.  

Alternative Fuel Vehicles 

Pictured is a hybrid bus currently in service in C-TRAN's fleet. 

C-TRAN has embraced sustainability in daily operations and with vehicle replacements. Currently more than half of C-TRAN's bus fleet is hybrid diesel-electric vehicles. In 2021 C-TRAN's Board of Directors approved the purchase of eight all-electric buses. These vehicles have been ordered and are expected to arrive in 2023. Electric bus charging stations were installed at the bus yard facility recently in preparation for this exciting change.  

New charging stations were recently installed at C-TRAN’s bus yard facility, in anticipation of eight battery-electric buses arriving in 2023.

In May 2022 C-TRAN committed to elevating its sustainability efforts and created a goal to form a zero emissions fleet by 2040. C-TRAN brought a consulting firm on board to create an Alternative Fuel Feasibility Study and to work on developing a Zero Emission Bus Transition Plan.

In December 2022, the Zero Emission Bus Transition Plan was presented to the C-TRAN Board of Directors. "It outlines two main paths that C-TRAN and other transit agencies are exploring in the coming years: battery-electric buses or hydrogen fuel cell buses. Pursuing one or both of these alternative fuel options creates a roadmap for C-TRAN to convert our existing diesel and hybrid fleet to a 100 percent zero-emission fleet by 2040," said Eric Florip, C-TRAN Manager of Communications and Marketing. 

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Green Biz Events

06-26-2024 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Free

Join us at the 2024 Green Business Award Celebration! As champions of sustainability, innovation, and environmental stewardship, we are excited to celebrate the achievements of our Green Business Award Winners. Join us as we honor our award winners and their outstanding contributions to creating a greener, more sustainable future!

We'll be in person at Columbia Springs (our 2024 Green Non-profit of the Year!) at 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683 to celebrate this year's award winners and enjoy cake. If you're planning to attend, be sure to register, we'll see you soon!

Green Businesses

TSMC Washington

TSMC Washington is proud to be a part of TSMC’s family of fabs which comprise the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry operation and provides the industry’s leading process technology, library and IP options and other leading-edge foundry services, such as mask making and IC packaging and testing.

Camas, Washington
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Choice Wellness Centers

Alcohol and Substance Use Treatment Center

Vancouver, Washington
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Simply Thyme Catering

Business, corporate, social and private jet catering

Vancouver, WA
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Reverb Rehearsal Studios

Your own high-security private band rehearsal room. The best security anywhere, complete with climate control for your instruments. Reverb Rehearsal Studios are located in Vancouver Washington USA.

Vancouver, WA
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