Every year, employees fill out a survey to determine the 100 Best Nonprofits in Oregon. We made that list last year, but didn’t make it this year as they shifted criteria around.
One category they ask about is whether the business has sustainability practices in place–recycling, energy saving measures, composting, incentives for employees to walk/bike to work, etc. The magazine breaks that category out and judges all businesses, nonprofit and for profit, and this year we made that list!
At the Next Door, we’ve tried hard to implement green practices. Recyling is second nature to all of us, lights are on sensors so no one forgets to turn them off, our bike racks are often full and our Klahre House School kitchen composts as much as possible. There are many more things we could do, but it’s sure nice to be recognized for what we’re doing already!
Here’s a link to the article from Oregon Business Magazine.