We believe in sustainable business practices. Here are the green truths about us:
- Certified as a RE:think business by BRING
- Member of GreenLane Sustainable Business Network
- EWEB Greenpower Business Partner
- Our president completed the Climate Masters at Work program
- Oregon Business ranked us among the 100 Best Green Companies To Work For in Oregon in 2013
- Received the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Leadership award for our work on the Willamette Confluence
CULTURE OF CONSERVATION
How have we earned those certifications and recognition? We embrace a culture of caring for our environment, conserving energyand regularly working with other local businesses to support community-wide sustainability efforts.
Throughout the year, we encourage one another to reduce our carbon footprint by using alternate modes of transportation, rain or shine. We participate in the Business Commute Challenge, and our company Bike Friday Tikit and Burley Travoy help staff stay moving with pedal power instead of fuel.
We pursued an EWEB Energy audit, have a robust recycling system, and even organized a neighborhood trash clean up for Earth Day. Our Sustainability Coordinator regularly monitors our operating and purchasing policies to be sure we minimize our impact on the environment.
Look in and around our office for sustainable art. CAWOOD hired artist Ryan Beard of One Sun Metalwerks to produce our office artwork. From our exterior signage made of reused nuts and bolts, to the Reach piece in our lobby, and the Nest #1 in our conference room, Ryan’s art enhances our workspace. A landscape work of art, called Street Flowers, consists of six metal flowers ranging in height from 4- to 6-feet tall. The petals are made from recycled harrowing discs once used to plow fields, and the stems are crafted from recycled steel. No matter the season, the flowers are in full bloom on 12th Avenue, just west of High Street. Take a look at the installation process in this video.