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The 100 Best Green Companies rankings were calculated by Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and research partner Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall based on confidential employee surveys and a report completed by each company. The green questions were asked during the 100 Best Companies survey last fall. It isn’t easy being green, but this year’s inaugural class of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon shows that if you’re committed to sustainable practices, it pays off not only for the environment and the bottom line, but also in being a great place to work.
— THE EDITORS

 

100 Best Methodology

The 100 Best Green Companies were selected based on sustainable practices sections from the 100 Best survey process, completed by 372 employers last fall. Participation in the 100 Best survey is voluntary and free of charge. Companies had to employ at least 15 Oregon workers at the time of taking the survey.

Employee survey
For the 2009 survey nearly 30,000 Oregon workers rated satisfaction and importance in five statements related to sustainable practices.

Company representatives also answered 10 questions about their company’s sustainable business practices.

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Scoring
The employee survey counts for half of a company’s score, out of a possible 100 points, with average employee satisfaction and importance ratings each representing 1/4 of the total. The employer benefits survey is also scored on a 100-point scale, accounting for the other half of the overall score, and resulting in a total possible score of 200.

How to enter the 100 Best:
To be considered for the 100 Best Green Companies, employers must sign up for the general 100 Best Companies survey.

1. Eligibility: Any private or public company, nonprofit or government agency with at least 15 Oregon-based employees is eligible to enter the survey. The company itself may be head- quartered outside the state.
2. Survey period: The process for 2010’s list will begin in August and end in October 2009. There is no charge to participate, and organizations that do not make the list will remain anonymous. All participants that complete the process can obtain survey results.
3. Submitting your workplace: Send an e-mail with the name, title, phone number and e-mail address of the person who will act as the 100 Best contact to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will e-mail all contacts at the start of the process.
4. Mark your calendar: The survey sign-up link will also be posted to www.oregon100best.com in August.Employer benefits survey



RANK COMPANY WEBSITE CITY SCORE DESCRIPTION
1 Gerding Edlen Development gerdingedlen.com Portland 196.10 Commercial real estate and property management
2 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants kimptonhotels.com Portland 196.00 Hotels and restaurants
3 Doubletree Hotel, Portland doubletreegreen.com Portland 195.70 Hospitality
4 Isler CPA IslerCPA.com Eugene 193.80 Certified public accounting firm
5 Rose City Mortgage Specialists rosecitymtg.com Portland 193.03 Socially responsible mortgage broker
6 Sokol Blosser Winery sokolblosser.com Dundee 191.03 Winery
7 The Joinery thejoinery.com Portland 189.23 Sustainable furniture woodworking
8 Elephants Delicatessen elephantsdeli.com Portland 188.50 Retail delicatessen
9 Vernier Software & Technology vernier.com Beaverton 188.10 Educational hardware and software
10 Sunnyside Sports sunnysidesports.com Bend 186.73 Bicycle and cross-country ski shop
11 Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt schwabe.com Portland 186.70 Law firm
12 SOLARC Architecture and Engineering solarc-ae.net Eugene 186.43 Sustainable architecture and engineering design
13 Anthro Corporation anthro.com Tualatin 186.00 Furniture design and manufacturing
14 PAE Consulting Engineers pae-engineers.com Portland 185.90 Engineering and design
15 Willamette U. Atkinson Graduate School willamette.edu/mba Salem 185.80 Graduate-level business education
16 The Nature Conservancy in Oregon nature.org Portland 185.40 Worldwide conservation organization
17 David Evans and Associates deainc.com Portland 185.20 Sustainable design and management
18 Walsh Construction Co. walshconstructionco.com Portland 184.30 Commercial and multi-unit general contractor
19 PakTech paktech-opi.com Eugene 183.80 Injection-molded packaging/handle manufacturing
20 EasyStreet Online Services easystreet.com Beaverton 183.70 Managed and hosted IT services
20 Interface Engineering interfaceengineering.com Portland 183.70 Multi-disciplinary MEP engineering
22 Slocum Orthopedics PC slocumcenter.com Eugene 183.23 Medical orthopedic services
23 PREM Group premgrp.com Portland 182.63 Real estate management
24 Elliott Associates elliottassociatesinc.com Portland 182.53 Real estate investment/management
25 Ecos Consulting ecosconsulting.com Portland 182.33 Energy-efficiency design and consulting
26 CH2M HILL ch2m.com/corporate Portland 182.20 Engineering, procurement, construction, operations
27 QUANGO quangoinc.com Portland 181.86 Design and marketing
28 Standing Stone Brewing Co. standingstonebrewing.com Ashland 181.43 Restaurant and brewery
29 Encore Ceramics encoreceramics.com Grants Pass 180.73 Ceramic tile manufacturing
30 Arlie & Company arlie.com Eugene 180.33 Diversified real estate development
31 G5 Search Marketing g5searchmarketing.com Bend 180.06 Local marketing and advertising
32 Arciform LLC arciform.com Portland 179.83 Residential remodeling and restoration
33 Full Sail Brewing Company fullsailbrewing.com Hood River 178.93 Brewery and restaurant
34 Carr Auto Group carrauto.com Beaverton 178.80 Automotive sales and service
35 Sabroso Company sabroso.com Medford 178.40 Food processing of fruit
36 Slayden Construction Group slayden.com Stayton 177.93 General contractor
37 Portland Energy Conservation peci.org Portland 177.86 Energy-efficency products and services
38 Ruff Wear ruffwear.com Bend 177.46 High-performance dog gear manufacturing
39 Boly:Welch Recruiting bolywelch.com Portland 176.96 Temporary and direct-hire staffing
39 Portland Business Alliance portlandalliance.com Portland 176.96 Regional business association
41 DeSantis Landscapes desantislandscapes.com Salem 176.56 Landscape design, build and maintenance
42 Portland General Electric portlandgeneral.com Portland 176.43 Fully integrated electric utility
43 Avista Utilities avistautilities.com Medford 175.80 Energy production and distribution
44 Hakatai Enterprises hakatai.com Ashland 175.73 Glass mosaic tile import and distribution
45 Ashland Food Cooperative ashlandfood.coop Ashland 175.46 Cooperative natural foods store
46 CB Richard Ellis cbre.com Portland 174.76 Commercial real estate sales, leasing and property mng.
46 Sparling sparling.com Portland 174.76 Electrical eng. and technology consulting
48 Leopold Ketel & Partners leoketel.com Portland 174.46 Advertising, PR, design and media planning
49 Northwest Staffing Resources nwstaffing.com Portland 172.99 Temporary and direct-hire staffing
50 McKinstry Co. LLC mckinstry.com Portland 172.36 Mechanical construction and engineering
51 MulvannyG2 Architecture mulvannyg2.com Portland 171.96 Architecture, design and planning
52 Lane Powell lanepowell.com Portland 171.76 Business, employment and litigation legal services
53 Adroit Construction Company adroitbuilt.com Ashland 171.66 Commercial construction general contractor
54 United Human Capital Solutions uhcsolutions.com Lake Oswego 171.49 Health-care staffing
55 Staffing Partners LLC staffingoregon.com Springfield 171.43 Temporary and direct-hire staffing
56 Pacific Landscape Management pacscape.com Hillsboro 170.86 Commercial landscape maintenance and renovation
57 Ater Wynne LLP aterwynne.com Portland 170.16 Law firm
58 Barco barco.com/medical Beaverton 169.86 Medical-imaging product development
59 United Tile unitedtile.com Portland 169.83 Tile and stone wholesale distribution
60 Foster Pepper LLP fosterpdx.com Portland 168.56 Full-service business law firm
61 Valley River Inn valleyriverinn.com Eugene 168.39 Hotel and convention facilities
62 Ball Janik LLP balljanik.com Portland 167.66 Law firm and government affairs services
62 NW Portland Area Indian Health Board npaihb.org Portland 167.66 Health promotion, research and policy
64 Giffin Bolte Jurgens Architects gbjarch.com Portland 167.36 Architecture, design and project management
65 Sussman Shank LLP sussmanshank.com Portland 167.29 Law firm
66 Oregon Research Institute ori.org Eugene 166.82 Behavioral sciences research center
67 PIVOT Architecture pivotarchitecture.com Eugene 166.49 Architectural design and planning services
68 Bend Garbage & Recycling bendgarbage.com Bend 166.39 Waste management, recycling and yard debris services
69 Hitachi Consulting hitachiconsulting.com Portland 166.19 Business and IT consulting
70 Jive Software jivesoftware.com Portland 166.06 Collaboration software design and marketing
71 Far West Fibers farwestfibers.com Portland 165.79 Curbside and commercial recyclables processing
72 Green Acres Landscape greenacreslandscapeinc.com Salem 165.43 Landscape design, installation and maintenance
72 VocalBooth.com vocalbooth.com Bend 165.43 Portable and modular sound enclosure room manufacturing
74 eROI eroi.com Portland 165.36 Online marketing services
75 Capitol Auto Group capitolauto.com Salem 165.19 Automotive sales and service
76 BlueTech LLC bluetechllc.com Portland 165.16 Software design and technology
76 Oregon Electric Group oregon-electric.com Portland 165.16 Full turnkey electrical comtracting
78 Nemo Design nemodesign.com Portland 164.96 Interactive, environmental and print design and marketing
79 Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships tonkin.com Portland 164.76 Automobile and motorcycle sales and service
80 Clear Choice Health Plans clearchoicehp.com Bend 164.69 Individual and group health insurance plans
81 Bridge City Legal bridgecitylegal.com Portland 164.66 Litigation consulting/document management
81 Tripwire tripwire.com Portland 164.66 Configuration audit and control software
83 Wachovia Bank wachovia.com Salem 164.59 Diversified financial services
84 SOLV solv.org Hillsboro 164.49 Volunteer neighborhood/public space clean-up projects
85 Reitmeier Mechanical reitmeiermechanical.com Tualatin 163.72 Commercial/industrial HVAC
86 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP dwt.com Portland 163.69 Business and litigation law firm
87 Subaru of America subaru.com Portland 163.52 Wholesale vehicle and parts distribution
88 Columbia Printing & Graphics colprinting.com Portland 163.29 Commercial, digital, clean-room printing
89 Express Employment Prof./Xenium expresspros.com Tualatin 163.26 Staffing and HR services
90 Smart Wireless smartwireless.com Portland 163.19 Retail wireless sales
91 Kirkman Group kirkmanlabs.com Lake Oswego 162.89 Nutritional supplement manufacturing
91 Portland Trail Blazers trailblazers.com Portland 162.89 Professional basksetball
93 General Sheet Metal gsmw.com Clackamas 162.69 Speciality metal fabrication
94 Fortis Construction fortisconstruct.com Portland 162.29 General contractor /construction management
95 Sage Software sagesoftware.com Beaverton 161.86 Accounting/business management software and services
96 Homeshield Building Products quanex.com The Dalles 161.69 Building product manufacturing
97 White Horse whitehorse.com Portland 161.62 Digital advertising, marketing and media
98 Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson bullardlaw.com Portland 161.42 Labor and employment law
99 NW Community Credit Union nwcu.com Eugene 161.39 Full-service not-for-profit financial institution
100 CMD Agency cmdagency.com Portland 161.29 Strategic marketing, interactive, advertising, PR
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RANK COMPANY WEBSITE CITY SCORE DESCRIPTION
1 Gerding Edlen Development gerdingedlen.com Portland 196.10 Commercial real estate and property management
2 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants kimptonhotels.com Portland 196.00 Hotels and restaurants
3 Doubletree Hotel, Portland doubletreegreen.com Portland 195.70 Hospitality
4 Isler CPA IslerCPA.com Eugene 193.80 Certified public accounting firm
5 Rose City Mortgage Specialists rosecitymtg.com Portland 193.03 Socially responsible mortgage broker
6 Sokol Blosser Winery sokolblosser.com Dundee 191.03 Winery
7 The Joinery thejoinery.com Portland 189.23 Sustainable furniture woodworking
8 Elephants Delicatessen elephantsdeli.com Portland 188.50 Retail delicatessen
9 Vernier Software & Technology vernier.com Beaverton 188.10 Educational hardware and software
10 Sunnyside Sports sunnysidesports.com Bend 186.73 Bicycle and cross-country ski shop
11 Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt schwabe.com Portland 186.70 Law firm
12 SOLARC Architecture and Engineering solarc-ae.net Eugene 186.43 Sustainable architecture and engineering design
13 Anthro Corporation anthro.com Tualatin 186.00 Furniture design and manufacturing
14 PAE Consulting Engineers pae-engineers.com Portland 185.90 Engineering and design
15 Willamette U. Atkinson Graduate School willamette.edu/mba Salem 185.80 Graduate-level business education
16 The Nature Conservancy in Oregon nature.org Portland 185.40 Worldwide conservation organization
17 David Evans and Associates deainc.com Portland 185.20 Sustainable design and management
18 Walsh Construction Co. walshconstructionco.com Portland 184.30 Commercial and multi-unit general contractor
19 PakTech paktech-opi.com Eugene 183.80 Injection-molded packaging/handle manufacturing
20 EasyStreet Online Services easystreet.com Beaverton 183.70 Managed and hosted IT services
20 Interface Engineering interfaceengineering.com Portland 183.70 Multi-disciplinary MEP engineering
22 Slocum Orthopedics PC slocumcenter.com Eugene 183.23 Medical orthopedic services
23 PREM Group premgrp.com Portland 182.63 Real estate management
24 Elliott Associates elliottassociatesinc.com Portland 182.53 Real estate investment/management
25 Ecos Consulting ecosconsulting.com Portland 182.33 Energy-efficiency design and consulting
26 CH2M HILL ch2m.com/corporate Portland 182.20 Engineering, procurement, construction, operations
27 QUANGO quangoinc.com Portland 181.86 Design and marketing
28 Standing Stone Brewing Co. standingstonebrewing.com Ashland 181.43 Restaurant and brewery
29 Encore Ceramics encoreceramics.com Grants Pass 180.73 Ceramic tile manufacturing
30 Arlie & Company arlie.com Eugene 180.33 Diversified real estate development
31 G5 Search Marketing g5searchmarketing.com Bend 180.06 Local marketing and advertising
32 Arciform LLC arciform.com Portland 179.83 Residential remodeling and restoration
33 Full Sail Brewing Company fullsailbrewing.com Hood River 178.93 Brewery and restaurant
34 Carr Auto Group carrauto.com Beaverton 178.80 Automotive sales and service
35 Sabroso Company sabroso.com Medford 178.40 Food processing of fruit
36 Slayden Construction Group slayden.com Stayton 177.93 General contractor
37 Portland Energy Conservation peci.org Portland 177.86 Energy-efficency products and services
38 Ruff Wear ruffwear.com Bend 177.46 High-performance dog gear manufacturing
39 Boly:Welch Recruiting bolywelch.com Portland 176.96 Temporary and direct-hire staffing
39 Portland Business Alliance portlandalliance.com Portland 176.96 Regional business association
41 DeSantis Landscapes desantislandscapes.com Salem 176.56 Landscape design, build and maintenance
42 Portland General Electric portlandgeneral.com Portland 176.43 Fully integrated electric utility
43 Avista Utilities avistautilities.com Medford 175.80 Energy production and distribution
44 Hakatai Enterprises hakatai.com Ashland 175.73 Glass mosaic tile import and distribution
45 Ashland Food Cooperative ashlandfood.coop Ashland 175.46 Cooperative natural foods store
46 CB Richard Ellis cbre.com Portland 174.76 Commercial real estate sales, leasing and property mng.
46 Sparling sparling.com Portland 174.76 Electrical eng. and technology consulting
48 Leopold Ketel & Partners leoketel.com Portland 174.46 Advertising, PR, design and media planning
49 Northwest Staffing Resources nwstaffing.com Portland 172.99 Temporary and direct-hire staffing
50 McKinstry Co. LLC mckinstry.com Portland 172.36 Mechanical construction and engineering
51 MulvannyG2 Architecture mulvannyg2.com Portland 171.96 Architecture, design and planning
52 Lane Powell lanepowell.com Portland 171.76 Business, employment and litigation legal services
53 Adroit Construction Company adroitbuilt.com Ashland 171.66 Commercial construction general contractor
54 United Human Capital Solutions uhcsolutions.com Lake Oswego 171.49 Health-care staffing
55 Staffing Partners LLC staffingoregon.com Springfield 171.43 Temporary and direct-hire staffing
56 Pacific Landscape Management pacscape.com Hillsboro 170.86 Commercial landscape maintenance and renovation
57 Ater Wynne LLP aterwynne.com Portland 170.16 Law firm
58 Barco barco.com/medical Beaverton 169.86 Medical-imaging product development
59 United Tile unitedtile.com Portland 169.83 Tile and stone wholesale distribution
60 Foster Pepper LLP fosterpdx.com Portland 168.56 Full-service business law firm
61 Valley River Inn valleyriverinn.com Eugene 168.39 Hotel and convention facilities
62 Ball Janik LLP balljanik.com Portland 167.66 Law firm and government affairs services
62 NW Portland Area Indian Health Board npaihb.org Portland 167.66 Health promotion, research and policy
64 Giffin Bolte Jurgens Architects gbjarch.com Portland 167.36 Architecture, design and project management
65 Sussman Shank LLP sussmanshank.com Portland 167.29 Law firm
66 Oregon Research Institute ori.org Eugene 166.82 Behavioral sciences research center
67 PIVOT Architecture pivotarchitecture.com Eugene 166.49 Architectural design and planning services
68 Bend Garbage & Recycling bendgarbage.com Bend 166.39 Waste management, recycling and yard debris services
69 Hitachi Consulting hitachiconsulting.com Portland 166.19 Business and IT consulting
70 Jive Software jivesoftware.com Portland 166.06 Collaboration software design and marketing
71 Far West Fibers farwestfibers.com Portland 165.79 Curbside and commercial recyclables processing
72 Green Acres Landscape greenacreslandscapeinc.com Salem 165.43 Landscape design, installation and maintenance
72 VocalBooth.com vocalbooth.com Bend 165.43 Portable and modular sound enclosure room manufacturing
74 eROI eroi.com Portland 165.36 Online marketing services
75 Capitol Auto Group capitolauto.com Salem 165.19 Automotive sales and service
76 BlueTech LLC bluetechllc.com Portland 165.16 Software design and technology
76 Oregon Electric Group oregon-electric.com Portland 165.16 Full turnkey electrical comtracting
78 Nemo Design nemodesign.com Portland 164.96 Interactive, environmental and print design and marketing
79 Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships tonkin.com Portland 164.76 Automobile and motorcycle sales and service
80 Clear Choice Health Plans clearchoicehp.com Bend 164.69 Individual and group health insurance plans
81 Bridge City Legal bridgecitylegal.com Portland 164.66 Litigation consulting/document management
81 Tripwire tripwire.com Portland 164.66 Configuration audit and control software
83 Wachovia Bank wachovia.com Salem 164.59 Diversified financial services
84 SOLV solv.org Hillsboro 164.49 Volunteer neighborhood/public space clean-up projects
85 Reitmeier Mechanical reitmeiermechanical.com Tualatin 163.72 Commercial/industrial HVAC
86 Davis Wright Tremaine LLP dwt.com Portland 163.69 Business and litigation law firm
87 Subaru of America subaru.com Portland 163.52 Wholesale vehicle and parts distribution
88 Columbia Printing & Graphics colprinting.com Portland 163.29 Commercial, digital, clean-room printing
89 Express Employment Prof./Xenium expresspros.com Tualatin 163.26 Staffing and HR services
90 Smart Wireless smartwireless.com Portland 163.19 Retail wireless sales
91 Kirkman Group kirkmanlabs.com Lake Oswego 162.89 Nutritional supplement manufacturing
91 Portland Trail Blazers trailblazers.com Portland 162.89 Professional basksetball
93 General Sheet Metal gsmw.com Clackamas 162.69 Speciality metal fabrication
94 Fortis Construction fortisconstruct.com Portland 162.29 General contractor /construction management
95 Sage Software sagesoftware.com Beaverton 161.86 Accounting/business management software and services
96 Homeshield Building Products quanex.com The Dalles 161.69 Building product manufacturing
97 White Horse whitehorse.com Portland 161.62 Digital advertising, marketing and media
98 Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson bullardlaw.com Portland 161.42 Labor and employment law
99 NW Community Credit Union nwcu.com Eugene 161.39 Full-service not-for-profit financial institution
100 CMD Agency cmdagency.com Portland 161.29 Strategic marketing, interactive, advertising, PR
 

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Susan Huntley
0 #1 Co-Founder, www.TheOregonGreenExpo.comSusan Huntley 2009-06-03 09:32:49
Thank you Oregon Business Magazine for putting this list together. Green business and jobs are a "win-win" all the way around. Green and sustainable practices are a significant force in the economic future of Oregon and its communities. Thank you for being a leader in moving these industries forward.
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Steve Spratt Co-founder RainTube Technologies Inc.
0 #2 Congratulations from all of us at RainTubeSteve Spratt Co-founder RainTube Technologies Inc. 2009-06-04 17:34:56
Congratulations to all the hard working green businesses out there.

Although my company RainTube of Jacksonville Oregon manufactures a Gold Certified Cradle to Cradle product that is the highest rated green building product in the world according to GreenBuildingPa ges.com, we missed the cut to become one of the top 100 because we only have 7 employees based in Oregon. Nevertheless, we train and put to work 40 new independent contractors per month installing RainTube products around the word.

So hey, small companies can make a big difference too!

Maybe next year.
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Dave Weigel
-1 #3 Way To Go Ecos!Dave Weigel 2009-06-05 10:29:57
Everyone here at Ecos is very pleased to be on the list at #25. This success is directly attributed to our employees and their commitment to keeping our work environment the great place it is! Thanks guys!
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Anonymous
+1 #4 Reconsider Arciform for next year's issueAnonymous 2009-06-08 19:22:18
The owners of this company recently chose to completely to take away all of their employee's vacation time as well as any and all previous paid holidays in the name of "saving jobs". This included employees who had worked for the company for over five years and had finally accumulated two weeks hard earned paid vacation. It wasn't until the employees checked into the state laws and found that this was illegal did the owners finally re-examine their decision. They think 'green' at this company alright.... money and profits before employees and their rights.
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Scott Mumma, Consturction Coordinator, Arciform LLC.
-2 #5 Arciform:Scott Mumma, Consturction Coordinator, Arciform LLC. 2009-06-18 09:58:50
As a 6 year employee at Arciform LLC, I can't tell you how proud I am that we ranked #32 on the list of Oregon's Greenest companies. What's even better is that the ranking is driven by the employees themselves! Their positive comments and ideas have driven our "green" success and I know that they are just as proud of this achievement as I am.

As we all know this has been a challenging year in the construction/re modeling business. And we, as a remodeling and restoration company, have definitely felt the pinch. Many sacrifices have been made by everyone, including the company owners, to keep the lights on (compact florescent, of course). While this is NEVER an enjoyable thing to do, we all understands that if we all give a little we can minimize the downsizing that inevitably has to happen when revenue is down. Here at Arciform I'm proud to say, that in good times and bad, our commitment to recycling and green practices, as well as the long term commitment to our employees, remains a top priority.
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Rian Moore
-2 #6 Arciform:Rian Moore 2009-06-18 19:27:09
I have never worked for a "green" company before Arciform. It's good to see that there is company that cares for the environment as much as it's employees.

As a painter for Arciform I'm proud to say that we usa the lowest V.O.C paints. Always trying to minimize waste and recycling. We continually research new products and processes that are "green".

This Is A Great Company!
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Martin T. Wozich
-1 #7 What a Bunch of B.S.Martin T. Wozich 2009-07-05 09:31:29
I'm all for the careful use of resouces but this "green" paradigm is going too far. It is great that my accountant is the #4 most green enterprise in the state of Oregon but they are realistically not more "green" than any other accountancy that I've ever dealt with.

The interesting thing about the green issue is the omission of any forest products companies from the list. Almost all of the industrial timber companies produce third-party certified green products. One would think that Oregon Business would promote one of our largest environmentally friendly industries. Is it just not "p.c" enough for Portland liberals?

I hate to think about all the trees that gave up their lives to produce such drivel.
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Robin Doussard
-1 #8 The 100 Best Green methodologyRobin Doussard 2009-07-05 13:00:04
Martin:
The 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon list is a ranking based on employee satisfaction of how their company strives to be sustainable. It is a "great place to work" project, not a ranking of companies that produce green products. Companies elect to enter that survey, which is anonymous and also requires a company accounting of their sustainability practices, so we do not control who gets ranked. That is decided by the employees who work there. So if a forest products company does not enter the survey, it cannot be ranked. If you go to www.oregon100best.com you can learn more about the project. Robin Doussard, Editor, Oregon Business magazine
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Martin T. Wozich
-1 #9 Point Taken, RobinMartin T. Wozich 2009-07-06 06:43:08
I really like your magazine but I really think that it would be great if you promoted the timber industry.
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Andre Keppner
-1 #10 Print "Green" with SoyPrint www.soyprint.usAndre Keppner 2009-07-06 11:00:31
Good list but I wish that the number of Oregon-based
employees was lower to allow new smaller companies a
chance to enter the survey.
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Bob Varnum
0 #11 Sustainable Business: Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)Bob Varnum 2009-07-30 22:04:45
The Heestand Company
Sustainable Business: Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Thursday, August 6th 3:30 pm
Iorio Restaurant
912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Please RSVP ‐ Erica Hall at 503.248.0561 or
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Paul Lewis
-1 #12 Sugarcane PaperPaul Lewis 2009-10-12 11:14:32
I believe all these companies that are on the list should look into using 100% TREE-FREE paper, which is made from Sugarcane and bamboo fibers.
With the nearly 900 million trees harvested per year in the US, Multi-Purpose paper made from sugarcane fibers is a great way to preserve of forests and still use paper we are used to.
This paper can be found at North Pacific - 877-692-1191... ask for Paul - Thank you!
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Anonymous
-1 #13 Thanks!Anonymous 2009-11-21 12:31:10
This list was very informative and I appreciate all the time spent to create such comprehensive ratings. This reminds me of a similar analysis I saw on Project Label.
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Anonymous
-2 #14 Another 'Green' CompanyAnonymous 2010-01-05 16:53:55
Nana Essence is a very Green company too. It is an all organic Body care line! It is amazing!!!
You guys should really check it out!

www.nanaessence.com
I just thought it was the right moment to talk about this great company because they are talking about green companies and so is Nana Essence.
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Margaret
-1 #15 Thanks for the info!Margaret 2010-03-24 19:18:58
Practically speaking, Portland Landscaping architecture and landscape design are almost the same. Landscape designers may be required to have a license, depending on the level and detail in the design plan, as well as the location. Landscape design landscape planning is concerned with small and large scale projects. The establishment of landscape plants over a period of time is not landscape design, but is considered "landscape management". Landscape design is almost synonymous with garden design. Landscape architecture and landscape design can, and should, embrace garden design, landscape management, landscape engineering, landscape detailing, landscape urbanism, landscape assessment and landscape planning.
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eaen22
+1 #16 Goodeaen22 2011-03-07 01:47:12
Good This list was very informative
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mokun
+1 #17 Thanks!mokun 2011-03-07 01:48:42
Practically speaking, Portland Landscaping architecture and landscape design are almost the same. Landscape designers may be required to have a license, depending on the level and detail in the design plan, as well as the location. Landscape design landscape planning is concerned with small and large scale projects. The establishment of landscape plants over a period of time is not landscape design, but is considered "landscape management". Landscape design is almost synonymous with garden design. Landscape architecture and landscape design can, and should, embrace garden design, landscape management, landscape engineering, landscape detailing, landscape urbanism, landscape assessment and landscape planning.
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Holly Caughron
+1 #18 Green Business to take over the world!Holly Caughron 2011-04-14 17:41:07
Now what we have to do is get these responsible businesses more successful. Vote with our dollars. Anita Rod[blocked] (founder of the Body Shop) said “The old views of business as a jungle where only the vicious survive will, I hope, soon be giving way to a new view of business as a community where only the responsible will lead.”

I hope that I see this in my lifetime, where responsible businesses are flourishing and leading the way. Thank you Oregon Business Mag for making this a big deal!! Just as you have your 100 best companies to work for...this should be a top qualifier as well.

We share offices with SERA architects, and watching how their 100 person operates so smoothly, where every decision (from how handtowels are disposed of to coffee grounds) is made with the environment in mind, not to mention the projects they work on...the employees are VERY happy.
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Guest
+1 #19 OwnerGuest 2012-09-24 20:39:19
It would have been very helpful to have the five statements and 10 questions (not any responses) listed so the reader could have factored in the information with regards to the story. The scoring explanation section would have been the logical place to include this information. As it is without it, the relevance of the info in the article is incomplete.
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A conversation with Majd El-Azma, president and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon, followed by the Healthcare Powerlist.


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Three problems with Obama's immigration order

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR112614-immigration-thumb

By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.


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Fly Zone

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

The black soldier fly’s larvae are among the most ravenous and least picky eaters on earth.


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