Green Your Business

Sustainability at Work offers comprehensive, free assistance for any Portland organization looking to create a more sustainable workplace. Our Advisors, backed by the resources of the City and its expert partners, assess your opportunities to conserve resources, improve efficiency, save money and provide a healthy and quality workspace for employees. Already taking steps to green your business? We offer three levels of certification to recognize your achievements.


Sustainability at Work has compiled dozens of free resources – like faucet aerators and recycling boxes – tools and incentives to help Portland businesses go green.

One of the biggest keys to a successful workplace sustainability plan is organizing committed co-workers to lead the program. Whether you're just getting started or need to re-energize an existing team, our guide provides practical next steps.

News and Events

Please help keep garbage out of compost

Recently, high levels of plastic, garbage, and painted/treated wood have been found in compost collected from businesses. We need your help to provide high-quality compost to farmers and home gardeners. Learn more.

Up to $10,000 available for stormwater improvements

The City of Portland’s Community Watershed Stewardship grants are now open. The grants offer up to $10,000 to support projects that improve neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our watersheds. Application deadline is March 29, 2013. Learn more.

Melvin Mark - Gold Certified

Melvin Mark installed six electric vehicle-charging stations, and have implemented energy efficiency measures that save 8,000,000 KW hrs of energy per year. Learn more.

Parsons Brinckerhoff moves from Silver to Gold Certified

The Portland office established procedures for creating a green team that are now available for all Parsons Brinkerhoff offices nationwide. Learn more.

Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) - Silver Certified

PMAR created a comprehensive website of sustainability resources for homeowners, employees, and realtors. They also arranged for office supplies to be delivered with less packaging waste. Learn more.

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