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Organic Landcare Solutions at Lewis & Clark College

Founded in 1974, Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization that certifies farmers as well as landscape professionals nationwide.  Oregon Tilth actively promotes a more sustainable approach to landscaping via the Organic Landcare program.  Through examinations and extensive training, landscapers can become accredited as an Oregon Tilth Organic Landcare professional.  Periodically, the Organic Landcare program offers…

Auto Shops Find Safer Chemicals

On June 3, 2015, Posted by In Best PracticesCase StudyEnvironmental News

Originally posted by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center. On May 13, PPRC hosted a webinar on Safer Alternatives in the Auto Repair Industry. The webinar reviewed specific and effective ways that auto repair shops can improve the safety of the chemicals they use (webinar video). For more information on…

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…

Lents Body Shop Inc. – Recertified

Continuing their longstanding commitment to protecting the environment, Lents Body Shop, Inc has recertified for EcoBiz. Located in the Lents Town Center at 9038 S.E. Foster Road in Portland, Lents Body Shop takes great pride in their eco-friendly practices, including: Using Low VOC, Waterborne Paints Posting spill response plans throughout the shop Placing spill…

Tom Dwyer Automotive Services – Recertified

On September 4, 2014, Posted by In New Certification

Tom Dwyer Automotive (530 SE Tenino St, Portland, OR) one of the first EcoBiz shops, has recertified for another five years. This time around, Tom Dwyer has made a number of improvements, including: moving tires and metal under cover to reduce run-off, adding secondary containment berms to the shop doors, and…

A New Dimension Collision Repair – Recertified

Last week, A New Dimension Collision Repair (1130 SE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland) recertified with EcoBiz, upholding their commitment to protecting environment. By utilizing a water based paint system, they drastically reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous waste associated with most auto paints. During the recertification process, they also decided to…

Recycling & Services Guide for Auto shops

EcoBiz has compiled a working list of Automotive related recyclers and service providers in the Portland Metro Region. You can find the document here: http://goo.gl/gTNKph. To add your own resources or to suggest changes contact EcoBiz Manager mfrister@pprc.org

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