EcoBiz, short for Eco-Logical Business, is a certification recognizing businesses in Oregon that adopt best practices and protect the environment. The completely free and voluntary program is designed to prevent and minimize hazardous waste, air and water pollution. EcoBiz is administered by the Pollution Prevention Outreach (P2O) Team a group of pollution prevention experts from around the Portland Metro Region and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
EcoBiz currently recognizes Automotive businesses (including general repair, body and paint, radiator repair and car wash), Landscapers (design, installation, maintenance, irrigation, and specialty), and Public Agencies.
The P2O Team provides coordinated educational messages and technical assistance in pollution prevention to citizens and businesses. We are a cooperative working group of local area jurisdictional staff from: Cities of Portland and Gresham, Clackamas County, Metro, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Clean Water Services, and Washington County. Our team includes planners and management experts in air pollution, hazardous materials, solid waste, surface water, and wastewater disciplines. We have joined together to promote, enhance and implement comprehensive pollution prevention programs and materials. P2O Team Mission: “To provide coordinated educational messages and technical assistance in pollution prevention to citizens and businesses.”
P2O Team Members
Clean Water Services
City of Gresham
Clackamas County Water Environment Services
City of Portland
Hawthorne Auto Clinic
Clackamas River Water Providers
Oak Lodge Water Services
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Lane County P2C
The Lane County Pollution Prevention Coalition (P2C) is a cooperative effort between the City of Eugene, City of Springfield, Lane County, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), Springfield Utility Board (SUB), Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA), and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
P2C works together to provide pollution prevention information and some technical assistance to citizens and businesses in Eugene, Springfield and Lane County. P2C’s goal is to foster pollution prevention as the preferred environmental protection strategy by the participating agencies, and to support and promote similar efforts within the community. (website)
Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) is the not-for-profit association for all things vehicle in Oregon and SW Washington. Governed by a Board of Directors, we work closely with our partners at Oregon’s DEQ, OSHA, and the Oregon Legislature, among others. NATA is proud to represent our members in the areas of automotive education and the automotive trades, providing information, training and networking through workshops, and regular communications to our automotive segments of mechanical, collision, parts, transmission and dismantler. (website)
The mission of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association (OLCA) is to serve the needs of its members and to promote the growth and well-being of the landscape industry. OLCA is a not-for-profit statewide professional organization that advocates for the landscape industry on local, state and national issues affecting both the profession and the world we live in. OLCA functions through the active volunteer work of our membership. (website)
The OLC program of Oregon Tilth provides practical instruction to help landscape professionals and their clients create healthy landscapes that maintain the quality of natural resources while also sustaining quality of life for clients, workers and surrounding communities. The Organic Land Care (OLC) Program provides education, accreditation, and support for landscape professionals to manage land using organic methods. The OLC extends the principles of organic agriculture to non-farm landscapes, increasing the health and sustainability of yards and gardens, public and private campuses, and parks and playgrounds. (website)