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Sense of Place Permaculture – EcoBiz Certified

“Permaculture” is a “design system for creation of sustainable human landscapes”, according to owner Nick Bezzerides of Sense of Place Permaculture.  His company does more than create landscapes for food, beauty, and ecological function, but also has a mission for connecting people with nature and encouraging them to be outside and…

Portland Edible Gardens – EcoBiz Certified

Portland Edible Gardens has received EcoBiz Certification, gaining recognition for their sustainable business practices. Portland Edible Gardens specializes in building custom raised garden beds, planting edible landscaping, and providing personalized seasonal planting plans and maintenance services. Owner Ian Wilson knew EcoBiz certification would matter to his customers, and knew he was already…

3C Automotive Repair – EcoBiz Certified

3C Automotive Repair, located at 2208 NW Birdsdale Avenue in Gresham, has gained EcoBiz Certification. In the process of becoming certified, 3C made a number of significant changes to improve the environment and protect employees. Steps included: Using Sure Shot sprayers and bulk brake cleaner, instead of single use aerosol cans, eliminating…

Atomic Auto – EcoBiz Certified

Atomic Auto, located at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland, has gained recognition from EcoBiz for their commitment to protecting the environment. EcoBiz is a voluntary certification administered by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and local government agencies. The certification was completed by Owner Travis Decker and General Manager Cale Pelton. Atomic is currently beta testing…

Green Drop Garage, Moreland – EcoBiz Certified

Green Drop Garage recently opened a new, Moreland neighborhood location at 5321 SE 28th Avenue in Portland. Continuing their pro-active approach to sustainability, Green Drop applied for certification and consulted with EcoBiz prior to opening. On August 18th, the second location gained EcoBiz Certification after a final site visit by the Oregon DEQ and Pacific…

Portland Motor Works – EcoBiz Certified

Portland Motor Works has gained EcoBiz Certification for their commitment to protecting the environment. The shop, located at 9032 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland, was certified by staff from the Oregon DEQ and PPRC. With a focus on European automotive repairs, Portland Motor Works became certified under the leadership of owner Niles Todd. To become EcoBiz Certified, Portland…

Beaverton Motorcycles EcoBiz Certified

Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles has become the first motorcycle repair shop to gain EcoBiz certification. EcoBiz is a free and voluntary certification for auto repair & body shops, carwashes, and landscapers in Oregon. Certified businesses meet strict standards designed to protect local waterways and prevent pollution. With leadership from Service Manager Jason…

Precision Import Repair – Recertified

On February 24, 2015, Posted by In New Certification

Precision Import Repair has recertified for EcoBiz at their new location: 3150 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy, in Hillsboro. Established in 1964, Precision specializes in Japanese Auto Repair & Services, but can also service most cars and trucks. To become recertified, Precision upheld their strong environmental ethic: reducing toxics chemicals, using re-fillable…

Du Fresne’s Auto Repair EcoBiz Certified

Du Fresne’s Auto Repair (10690 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR), has been evolving business practices since first opening in 1968. Prior to applying for EcoBiz, shop owner Nancy Scheewe and technician Marco Valdez implemented a number of sustainable practices designed to protect employees and the environment. Instead of using toxic…

United – GSE & Building Mtc. – Recertified

United Airlines Ground Service Equipment & Building Maintenance facility (8121 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR) has successfully recertified for EcoBiz. Tasked with maintaining ground equipment at Portland International Airport (PDX), the shop continues to improve its environmental practices. With leadership from Jeff Barrow, Supervisor & Environmental Coordinator, United: Covers scrap metal, used…

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