Biz Spotlights

Jan
12

Green Business Spotlight: Cascade Sprouts

Cascade Sprouts is a family-owned urban indoor farm that grows microgreens without fertilizers or pesticides. They deliver to local restaurants and residents in the Vancouver-Portland metro area and sell at the local Vancouver Farmers Market. As of 2021, Cascade Sprouts is a certified Green Business. Cascade Sprouts aims to provide quality mic...

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Jan
10

New Single-use Food Serviceware Law

Single-use disposable serviceware is an ordinary part of any takeout, delivery, or casual dining experience today – yet it generates an immense amount of garbage that often ends up as litter in the environment or contaminating recycling systems. Washington has a new state law aimed at reducing plastic waste and litter, and one component of this leg...

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Aug
03

What to tell your patients about medicine disposal?

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Advice for communicating medicine disposal to patients Have you ever been unsure what to tell your patients to do with expired and unwanted medicine? Good news! The state of Washington has opened its doors to MED-Project – a free, safe and easy product stewardship program for residents to dispose of old medication at local drop-off locations or usi...

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Jul
13

Green Business Spotlight: Columbia Credit Union

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As one of the original members of Clark County Green Business, Columbia Credit Union has been a pioneer in sustainability for years. It has been honored with multiple awards, including Best in Business from the Vancouver Business Journal and The Columbian's Best of Clark County. Passionate about environmental stewardship long before becoming a...

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Jun
30

Green Business Spotlight: Thatcher's Coffee

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Congratulations to Thatcher's Coffee! July marks their 11-year anniversary. As a certified green business for several years, Jamie Erdman believes part of her obligation as a business owner is to make the community better at every opportunity. From composting to reducing plastic bag liners, Thatcher's Coffee works hard to foster sustainable ha...

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