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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…

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…

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…

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…