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Autodesk in Lake Oswego honored for sustainable business practices by Clackamas County

Autodesk, aleader in 3D design software for everyone from design professionals, engineersand architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists, was “re-honored”with a BRAG (Business Recycling Awards Group) membership for its extraordinarycommitment to recycling, waste prevention and pursuing a culture ofsustainability. The award, presented Friday, June 28, comes from the ClackamasCounty Recycling Partnership.

Autodesk Green Team members Lana Sawyer, Clare Bronder andChris Bonney received a BRAG membership certificate and recycled glass plaquefrom Clackamas County Recycle at Work specialist Susan Terry at the Lake OswegoChamber of Commerce Networking Meeting Friday, June 28.

Autodesk, a worldwide company headquartered in San Rafael,Calif., was first certified as a BRAG member five years ago – about the time itrenovated two floors at 5400 Meadows to a LEED Platinum standard. 

Besides being a top-notch recycler, Autodesk has a companypolicy to buy recycled-content items such as paper, promotional materials andprint cartridges. The company's about 200 local employees have access todurable dishware and utensils. Green Team members recently upgraded recyclingsignage in all lunch/break areas.

“Autodesk's employee Green Team has been empowered bycompany leadership to come up with more ways to improve the workplace andreduce its environmental impact,” said Terry. “They keep sustainability top ofmind – whether by hosting sustainable car company Tesla so employees can learn aboutelectric vehicles or by collecting coffee grounds employees can use for theirhome gardens.”

Autodesk has the distinction of having its software used inthe last 17 Academy Award-winning movies for Best VisualEffects and for making design technology accessible to professional designersas well as amateur designers, homeowners, students and casual creators. The corporation's 2013 sustainability reports is at http://usa.autodesk.com/sustainability-reporting/.

The Clackamas County Recycling Partnership is a cooperativeof local garbage and recycling companies including the cities of Barlow, Canby,Damascus, Estacada, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla,Oregon City, Sandy, West Linn and Wilsonville, and Clackamas County.

For more information, contact Susan Terry at503-742-4461.

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