Services Departments Government

Certified Businesses

The businesses listed below are certified Leaders in Sustainability, recognized for their positive impact on our environment and community.

These businesses have all completed the mandatory actions, one new goal and one community action.

Certified Award Certification
mandatory actions, 1 new goal, 1 community action
Silver Award Silver Certification
mandatory actions, 1 new goal, 1 community action + 20 additional actions
Gold Award Gold Certification
mandatory actions, 1 new goal, 1 community action + 40 additional actions

Categories

Certified Award = Certified      Silver Award = Silver Certification     Gold Award = Gold Certification     Business Mentor = Business Mentor

Food, Lodging and Recreation

Gold Award Mentor Babica Hen Café
Gold Award Mentor Gubanc's Pub
Silver Award Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co
Gold Award Lake Theater & Cafe
Gold Award Mentor Kyra's Bake Shop
Gold Award New Seasons Market – Happy Valley and Mountain Park
Gold Award Mentor Tucci Ristorante

Healthcare

Silver Award Dose Family Dental Care

Manufacturing

Gold Award Autodesk Inc.
Gold Award Mentor General Sheet Metal
Gold Award

Microsoft Surface HUB

Gold Award Mentor Rockwell Collins
Gold Award Mentor West Linn Paper Company

Property Management, Retirement Facilities

Silver Award Danielsons
Gold Award Mentor NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson Centerpointe
Gold Award Mentor Mary's Woods
Gold Award Mentor Rose Villa

Services, Retail

Silver Award 18/8 Fine Men's Salons
Gold Award Bike Gallery
Silver Award Dyke Vandenburgh Jewelers
Certified Award Lake Grove Car Wash
Silver Award Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
Silver Award Lush Cosmetics
Certified Award Shear Creations
Gold Award Wishbone Home and Design

Government, Nonprofits and Educational Institutions

Silver Award Bridges to Change
Gold Award Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Gold Award Mentor City of Happy Valley
Silver Award Friends of Robinwood Station
Gold Award Mentor Lake Oswego United Church of Christ
Gold Award Mentor Marylhurst University
Silver Award Sandy Community Action Center

Food, Lodging and Recreation

Gold Award Mentor
Babica Hen Cafe
Babica Hen Café

Babica Hen Cafe bakes cupcakes, cookies, muffins and pies daily, serves breakfast and lunch made from scratch with Northwest ingredients, and offers event space and catering for special occasions.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Follows a sustainable purchasing policy, including purchasing products made of recycled-content materials
  • Uses native plants for landscaping
  • Uses prepped food for new menu items
  • Donates in-kind services to the community
Gold Award Mentor
Gubanc's Restaurant
Gubanc's Pub

Since 1976, Gubanc's Pub has served its guests the best quality food, made from scratch with great care in their kitchen. Gubanc's uses only all-natural, locally raised beef and pork, and source as much possible from the local area.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Follows a sustainable purchasing policy
  • Donates leftover soups to St. Vincent dePaul
  • Purchases products made of recycle content materials
  • Uses prepped food for new menu items
  • Donates in-kind services to their community
Silver Award
Happy Rock Coffee Roasting Co.
Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co

Happyrock Coffee is a small-batch artisan coffee roaster located in downtown Gladstone. Their beans can be found in restaurants, cafes, grocers, farmers markets and specialty stores.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Promotes and purchases local products
  • Use energy efficient lighting
  • Reuse product packaging and shipping materials
  • Purchases renewable energy
Gold Award
Lake Theater & Cafe
Lake Theater & Cafe

Lake Theater & Cafe, founded in 1940, is a popular destination for food, drink, lakeside dining, movie showings, private events and an annual Eco Film Festival. Lake Theater & Cafe partners with local, sustainable farms to prepare its from-scratch menu.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Food and concessions served in reusable containers
  • LED lighting installed
  • Has its own backyard herb garden
Gold Award Mentor
Kyra's Bake Shop
Kyra's Bake Shop

Kyra's Bake Shop is a gluten-free facility that serves cupcakes, house-made breads, soups, salads and other specialty treats. Kyra designed her new shop with energy efficiency in mind and embraces sustainability as part of the business culture.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Installed LED lights throughout
  • Purchased Energy Star equipment for kitchen
  • Purchases take-out products made of recycle content materials
  • Offers bike parking and lockers for employees
  • Offers durable dishes to customers
Gold Award
New Season's Market
New Seasons Market – Happy Valley and Mountain Park

Founded in 2000, New Seasons Market is a homegrown locally-owned grocery store. New Seasons Market's goal is to build community, champion the regional food economy, and be sustainable to the core by keeping their footprint small and gentle on the earth.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Gives 10% of after-tax profits back to the community to address hunger, public education and conservation
  • Purchases 15% of its total electricity usage in wind energy
  • Implements a robust sustainable materials management program that prioritizes waste reduction, reuse, food donation, composting and recycling
  • Offsets 65% of its operating carbon footprint in 2014
  • Provides customer bike parking and a protected bike cage for staff in which to lock their bikes
  • Provides all staff with the chance to purchase 20% off transit passes
  • Donates millions of pounds of food to community food pantries
  • Provides full health benefits to all staff working 20 hours or more
Gold Award Mentor
Tucci Ristorante
Tucci Ristorante

Tucci Ristorante employs approximately 40 part-time and full-time people. Their food focus is Italian, but with an emphasis on regional freshness, featuring Pacific Northwest seafood, local sustainable meats, and produce from area farms as well as their own garden at Luscher Farm.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Grows their own produce and supporting local farmers
  • Supports community events and serving in a civic leadership role
  • Uses recycled materials in their dining room
  • Purchases take-out products made of recycle content materials
  • Uses electronic invoicing and billing

Healthcare

Silver Award
Dose Family Dental Care
Dose Family Dental Care

Nicholas G. Dose, DMD, PC, Family Dental Care in Lake Oswego, provides patient-focused dental care with an emphasis on individualized care based on each patient's needs. Dr. Dose and his dental team make it a priority to deliver personalized care.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Uses digital radiographs
  • Donates hygiene products to community
  • Uses paperless charts
  • Purchases products made of recycled content

Manufacturing

Gold Award
Autodesk Inc.
Autodesk Inc.

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Everyone – from design professionals, engineers, and architects to digital artists, students, and hobbyists – uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Produces an annual sustainability report
  • Publicizes its sustainability targets and progress online
  • Lake Oswego office located in a LEED certified building
  • Sponsors pro bono volunteer program, matching skilled employees with outside organizations
  • Provides electric vehicle charging stations to customers and employees
  • Contracts landscape services with an Eco-Biz certified company
Gold Award Mentor
General Sheet Metal
General Sheet Metal

General Sheet Metal specializes in mechanical, architectural and heating-ventilating-air conditions (HVAC) fabrication, installation and repair services for the commercial and industrial markets. General Sheet Metal actively encourages a culture of safety and environmental consciousness.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Constructed new building to meet high performance building standards
  • Conducts a paper assessment with staff using toolkit provided by the County
  • Uses paperless invoicing, billing and payroll
  • Uses durable dishware in break room and production area
  • Conducts chemical assessments to eliminate toxic chemicals
  • Uses teleconferencing technologies to communicate with clients
Gold Award
Microsoft
Microsoft Surface HUB

Microsoft Surface HUB employs about 200 and manufactures Microsoft Surface HUB, a multi-touch large display — a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • ISO 14001 certified
  • Use LED lighting throughout office
  • Have electric vehicle charging stations
  • Offer onsite shower facilities and covered bike parking
  • Improved awareness for employee commute options
  • Reduced waste from catering events
  • Set office recycle goals
  • Completed a baseline energy audit and roadmap for energy reductions
Gold Award Mentor
Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for aerospace and defense, including in-flight-deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Annually creates a Corporate Responsibility Report
  • Constructed facility to high performance building standards
  • ISO 14001 certified
  • Reuses shipping and packaging materials
  • Designs and builds products to eliminate waste
  • Uses on-site stormwater management facilities
  • Purchases renewable energy (Silver level)
  • Provides bus passes to employees and offers telecommuting options
Gold Award Mentor
Rockwell Collins
West Linn Paper Company

West Linn Paper Company, an independent manufacturer of coated papers, is the oldest active paper mill in the western United States.  Their products are sold throughout North America and used for high-end advertising materials, direct mail, magazines, catalogs and book publishing.

Additional sustainability actions and activities:

  • Produces nature lines of paper that are environmentally friendly, FSC-certified and  papers made with 10 to 30 percent post-consumer recycled content
  • Recycles or reuses a variety of materials derived from production operations, maintenance work and administrative activities
  • Specifies green cleaners for janitorial tasks and recycled paper for office papers
  • Uses energy efficient lighting throughout the facility
  • Uses clean diesel technology for the majority of its truck fleet
  • Provides showers and options for bike storage for employees walking or biking to work
  • Reaches out to the community through participation in events like Lockfest and the West Linn Old Time Fair
  • Makes annual food donations to the Oregon Food Bank, and paper donations supporting promotion of West Linn community events

Property Management, Retirement Facilities

Silver Award Danielsons

Danielsons Properties has two retail centers in Oregon City and Milwaukie. A Safeway grocery store anchors each development along with many other retail shops.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Uses electronic document library in place of paper files
  • Printing and copying double-sided
  • Donates decommissioned technology for reuse or recycling
  • Remodeled offices with used, repurposed materials
  • Uses durable dishware instead of disposable
  • Encourages employees to dedicate two work days per year to volunteering
  • Office equipment is Energy Star® qualified
  • Provides an electric vehicle charging station for public use
  • Upgraded parking lot, external building and internal office lights to LED
  • Uses a programmable thermostat to avoid heating or cooling the office while closed
Gold Award Mentor
Norris, Beggs & Simpson
NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson Centerpointe

NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson is a full-service commercial real estate firm with brokerage, asset/property management and commercial finance divisions. The company strives to maintain consistent, sustainable practices for a healthy and safe environment for their tenants and visitors.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Received U.S. EPA Energy Star award for energy performance and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Installed high efficiency HVAC equipment, outdoor air ventilation and computerized building automation system
  • Installed efficient lighting and lighting control systems that use daylight and occupancy sensors and reduce energy use
  • Introduced low-flow and auto-control restroom fixtures to reduce clean water use
  • Holds a semi-annual paper shredding event for recycling sensitive documents free of cost to tenants
  • Located close to public transportation, and secured bicycle parking and walkways to nearby shops to reduce negative impact on traffic and air pollution
Gold Award Mentor
Mary's Woods
Mary's Woods

Mary's Woods at Marylhurst, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names, is a provider of housing, health and vital aging services for older adults. Mary's Woods is committed to the full development for every individual at each life stage.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Converted some of the dining room's disposable products to reusable
  • Uses hybrid electric vehicles for resident transportation
  • Trains new employees on recycling program
  • Uses low-flush toilets and urinals, energy-efficient lights and light occupancy sensors
  • Sets back programmable thermostats in unoccupied rooms
  • Makes bike parking or lockers available
  • Uses irrigation sprinkler heads that minimize water consumption for landscaping
Gold Award Mentor
Mary's Woods
Rose Villa

Rose Villa is a nonprofit senior living organization with a mission to support older adults to live the life of their own choosing. From independent living to 24-hour nursing, Rose Villa works with individuals every step of the way in their personal journey. Rose Villa partners with the community by providing resources for local groups and engaging in sustainable practices wherever possible.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Resident Green Committee advocate group seeks out new sustainable initiatives
  • Comprehensive recycling program for staff and residents
  • Programmable thermostats and climate control throughout buildings
  • Commitment to native plantings to reduce irrigation

Services, Retail

Gold Award
18|8

18/8 Fine Men's Salons

18/8 Fine Men's Salon in Lake Oswego offers more than just haircuts with services designed just for men, including straight shaves, hairstyling, skincare, waxing and facials. 

Additional sustainable actions and activities

  • Using LED lighting throughout the salon
  • Recycling
  • Using green cleaners
  • Using a recirculating water pump to reduce consumption
  • Purchasing many products locally
  • Supporting the community through volunteering and funding
Gold Award
Bike Gallery
Bike Gallery

Bike Gallery, a locally-owned, family-operated business, specializes in new bicycle sales and bike repair, with a trade-in program; also bike clothing, accessories and parts. Bike Gallery seeks to make an ongoing contribution to the sustainability of the neighborhoods in which it does business by putting more people on bikes more often.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Uses electronic invoicing and billing
  • Offers bike parking and lockers for employees
  • Donates in-kind services to the community
  • Uses energy efficient heating/cooling, and indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Recycles many items including tires, tubes and most plastics
  • Sells items made from recycled materials
Silver Award
Dyke Vandenburgh Jewelers
Dyke Vandenburgh Jewelers

Dyke Vandenburgh Jeweler's studio and showroom features a wide selection of Dyke's one-of-a-kind creations and fine quality designer jewelry from around the world. They also offer a variety of services, including laser welding technology, on-site gemologist, diamond and gemstone re-cutting, pearl and bead restringing, expert restoration, appraisals, engraving, and gemstone inlay and lapidary work.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Uses fair-trade gemstones/conflict-free diamonds
  • Recycles, and purchases recycled-content precious metals
  • Uses green cleaners
  • Upgraded to energy efficient lighting
  • Purchases many products locally
  • Sponsors many community projects like flower baskets and sculptures
Certified Award
Lake Grove Car Wash
Lake Grove Car Wash

Lake Grove Car Wash provides exterior and interior car cleaning care services for automobile owners in Lake Oswego and other Portland metro areas. Lake Grove uses people to wash cars, and minimizes chemicals and machinery.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Asks vendors to deliver cleaning products in recyclable containers
  • Turns off all lights and computers after operating hours
  • Uses energy-saving light bulbs and recycles fluorescent lamps.
  • Monitors water and using procedures to reduce usage.
  • Provides incentives to employees to use transportation alternatives like bikes to come to work
  • Purchases supplies and car-cleaning materials from small, local vendors
Silver Award
Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce

The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of more than 500 businesses, civic and charitable organizations dedicated to creating the conditions for business success in the Lake Oswego community while keeping an eye on environmental and social impacts.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Reuses shipping materials
  • Uses rechargeable batteries
  • Uses organic methods for plant pest control
  • Uses water-efficient landscaping
  • Supports the business community with 45 networking events per year
  • Establishes partnerships throughout the community
Silver Award
Lush Cosmetics
Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics makes fresh, handmade cosmetics with over 200 shops in North America, supplied by two cosmetic kitchens in Vancouver, Canada.

Additional Sustainable Actions and Activities:

  • Sustainability is a company-wide priority that is mirrored in their products
  • Companywide initiatives to get employees engaged such as “Weigh the Waste Challenge” and reward systems to promote green habits
  • Use as little packaging as possible; many products have no packaging whatsoever and the others are made with 100% recycled content
  • Recycle black pots through a closed loop process at their in-house recycling center
  • Incentive program for customers to bring back containers to be recycled
  • Purchase green cleaning products
  • Use reusable towels at demo station instead of paper napkins
Certified Award
Shear Creations
Shear Creations

Shear Creations Salon provides quality hair care and manicure services to the residents of Lake Oswego. Their primary goal is to ensure that each customer's specific needs and concerns are met in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Looks for natural products that are low or no toxicity
  • Unplugs practitioner stations' power strips at night
  • Uses low flow water faucets
  • Supports local high schools, the Oregon Food Bank and Oregon non-profits
  • Supports international women and families in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gold Award
Wishbone Home and Design
Wishbone Home and Design

Wishbone Home and Design, a small, local home furnishing and accessories business, offers home interiors, gift items, plants and one-of-a-kind consignment pieces. Wishbone supports local companies, local artists and suppliers that use less packing materials and natural products.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Re-uses store tags
  • Offers re-purposed furniture mixed with new furniture and accessories
  • Uses sustainable products and materials in remodeling
  • Uses electronic invoicing, billing and email receipts, when possible
  • Reuses packing materials as wrapping for accessories
  • Uses recycled bags
  • Converts window box plants to drought-tolerant plants
  • Blanket wraps products, when possible
  • Uses a certified green cleaning company with green cleaning products
  • Installed a new thermostat to save energy

Government, Nonprofits and Educational Institutions

Silver Award
Bridges to Change
Bridges to Change

Bridges to Change strengthens individuals and families affected by addiction, mental health, poverty and homelessness. Through a partnership with Clackamas County Community Corrections, mentoring and transitional housing is offered for a variety of populations throughout the county. By incorporating sustainable business practices and policies on economic, environmental, and social levels, Bridges to Change hopes to reduce its global impact while increasing awareness of employees, participants, and partners.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Provides living wages to employees
  • Hires from disadvantaged populations
  • Allows paid volunteer time for employees
Gold Award
Coffee Creek
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

CCCF is a multi-custody prison that accommodates all of Oregon's female inmates. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate work programs, skills training, education, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, warehouse space for on-site storage, a central records unit and administration areas.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Food waste recycling, composting and vermiculture composting
  • Provide Sustainable Gardening, Seeds to Supper, Roots of Success and Beekeeper Apprenticeship classes to the adults in custody, and a gardening program that produces more than 6,000 lbs. of organic vegetables.
  • Propagate viola host plants and native nectar plants for habitat restoration for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly; plant these plants at multiple protected habitat sites on the Oregon coast and harvest viola leaves to feed caterpillars in the Oregon Silverspot husbandry program at the Oregon Zoo
  • Reduce food expenses by reducing food waste, establishing serving lines and portion control, and monitoring food expenses and supplies
  • Implement waste audits that have saved $1,800 on the monthly garbage bill
Gold Award Mentor
City of Happy Valley
City of Happy Valley

Happy Valley City Hall is a high performance building located in southeast Happy Valley. The building provides a home base for the city of Happy Valley, housing many offices and programs.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Publish a monthly e-newsletter for staff with information about a sustainable workplace and how to improve with sustainability
  • Promote buying from local business
  • Installed all ENERGY STAR appliances and energy-efficient lighting
  • Included a bioswale in the landscape around the building to capture storm water
  • Established the Happy Valley Community Garden with fruits and vegetables for local families
Silver Award Friends of Robinwood Station

Robinwood Station, a West Linn Community Center, is improved, managed and operated by the Friends of the Robinwood Station in conjunction with the City of West Linn. A variety of private and community events are held at the Station, and it has become a hub for the community.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Replaced lights with energy efficient T8 fluorescent or LEDs
  • Reuse materials in construction
  • Promote local events
  • Emphasize edible landscaping and native plants
  • Promote zero waste events
Gold Award Mentor Lake Oswego United Church of Christ

Lake Oswego United Church of Christ is an open and affirming, Earthwise and Just Peace congregation that holds a weekly Sunday morning worship as well as ongoing activities for faith education, spiritual growth, and community mission.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Endorses and follows a sustainability policy for employee training, environmentally preferred purchasing and best practices
  • Green Team promotes use of reusable plates and napkins, carpooling, healthy eating habits at church functions and avoiding packing foam
  • Keeps congregation informed of sustainable actions through monthly newsletter
  • Installed insulated windows
  • Manage two acres of wooded land sustainably without use of pesticides
  • Maintain two rain gardens and a bio-swale to filter water run-off from property
Gold Award Mentor
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, is a private, nonprofit applied liberal arts and business university that has been empowering students to impact the world since 1893.

Sustainability Achievements

Marylhurst sets an example of service, social responsibility and stewardship through academic programs (MBA in Sustainable Business, M.S. in Food Systems & Society, B.A. in Science, B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and B.F.A. in Interior Design), the Sustainability Advisory Council, campus-based sustainability initiatives and membership in groups such as the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Instituting an official Sustainability Policy
  • Engage with the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management program to ensure continuous energy savings
  • Advocate for paperless communication and reuse of resources such as office supplies
  • Conserve water through targeted, limited use of water for irrigation; replacing high water landscaping with xeriscaping in new projects whenever possible, and installing low-flow toilets, showers and faucets
  • Plant native plants and remove invasive plants to promote wildlife habitat. The Marylhurst University campus is a certified wildlife habitat.
Silver Award Sandy Community Action Center

The Sandy Community Action Center is a hunger relief agency that serves the residents of the Oregon Trail School District.The Center provides residents food boxes, daily bread and pastries, clothing cards, monthly food baskets and energy assistance.

Additional sustainable actions and activities:

  • Compost food scraps that cannot be donated
  • Recycle non-curbside plastics
  • Use energy efficient lighting inside and out
  • Provide food boxes to households in need
  • Purchase products made of recycled content materials
  • Provide energy assistance through the Heat Oregon program
  • Donate in-kind services to the community

Share this page

Development Services Building

Contact Us

Resource Conservation and Solid Waste
(Administrative offices)
150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
map

503-557-6363

Email

Monday – Thursday
7 a.m to 6 p.m.