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Canyon Auto Repair – EcoBiz Certified

Canyon Auto Repair, located at 11591 SW Canyon Road in Beaverton, gained EcoBiz Certification in July. The shop was recognized by the Oregon DEQ and Clean Water Services. Shop manager Garrett Krupp, with support from owner Lee Nguyen, took multiple steps to prevent spills and protect the environment. Canyon Auto Repair…

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…

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…

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

HAWTHORNE AUTO CLINIC: RECERTIFIED

Back in 1999, they were the first auto shop to become EcoBiz Certified. Fifteen years later, Hawthorne Auto Clinic continues to uphold and evolve their high environmental standards. In June, EcoBiz program staff with the PPRC and the Oregon DEQ, recertified Hawthorne Auto Clinic for an additional 5 years. The shop continues to adapt and improve…

KEEP YOUR SHOP IN TUNE – FEB 12, 2014

This month, EcoBiz hosted it’s second event for shop owners and managers, this time at Everett Street Autoworks. After a guided shop tour led by owner Jake Hammer, the over 20 attendees heard from Energy Trust of Oregon. Lighting Specialist and ETO contractor Aaron Leatherwood spoke on the current incentives available for…

Ask for Re-refined Oil

Motor oil never wears out; it only gets dirty. That allows it to be re-refined an unlimited number of times. Virtually all EcoBiz-certified service stations, fleet maintenance shops and quick lube centers recycle the used oil they collect from customers. If the 1.3 billion gallons of waste oil generated each year in the…