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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bruce Chevrolet: Certified

With assistance from staff and Service Manager Jason Sontag, Bruce Chevrolet is now EcoBiz Certified. Bruce Chevy, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, adopted a number of environmentally friendly practices including: Installing spill containment systems for all containers over 55 gallons. Adding four spill kits, and providing annual spill training. Recycling and reusing parts cleaning…

Solar-Powered Landscape Equipment

Guest Contributor: Randy McManus, CEO, Willamette Landscape Services As a company, Willamette Landscape Services takes pride in discovering new materials and equipment which minimize our impact on the environment. Since becoming EcoBiz Certified in 2010, the “fun factor” of improving operations has only increased.Very recently, battery-powered electric equipment of several brands…