Going More Green at Work

Writer –  Michelle Lagos CEO


    Essentially you’ll learn how to:

Conserve energy

Conserve water

Improve indoor air quality

Use sustainable, recycled or used materials

Produce less waste in the process





Now the question is HOW?

Check out the Green Business Directory in your city and state.  Here’s the Green Business Directory in Multnomah County.


Steps to Certification in Multnomah County

  1. Download application – Download an application. Before filling out, save a copy to your computer and open with the most recent version of Adobe Reader. For mobile devices, download the Adobe Reader app.
  2. Email Application – You email the application to sustainabilityatwork@portlandoregon.gov.
  3. Verification Visit – You’re contacted in two days after they receive your application to schedule a verification visit. A visit typically takes an hour to complete.
  4. Certification Awarded – You’re sent certification materials, your business is included on their website, and in their marketing communications. Your certification lasts for three years. At the end of that period, your business will need to submit a new checklist and meet the latest program standards for renewal.

The Interactive Map

The Interactive Map is an excellent way to see which businesses in your area are Gold, Silver, or Certified.


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