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Construction & Demolition Debris
Electronic Waste
Energy Efficiency
Fan Engagement
Food Donation
General Assistance - Energy
General Assistance - Other Topics
General Assistance - Waste & Recycling
General Assistance - Water
General Assistance -Other Topics
Green Cleaning
Green Energy
Green Purchasing
Green Sports Cleaning
Groundskeeping
Landfill Trash
Multimedia Pollution Prevention
Organic Waste
Recycling
Stormwater
Transportation
Waste & Recycling
Water Conservation
Water Re-Use


Construction & Demolition Debris

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Green Building Program
Specialized expertise in construction waste reduction and construction waste management as well as available state government  programs, incentives and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Jordan Palmeri   503-229-6766  
Email: palmeri.jordan@deq.state.or.us  

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Building Materials Reuse Association

How-to guides, best practices, case studies, news, and other resources to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : 773-340-2672  
Email: contact@bmra.org  

Construction Materials Recycling Association

Find a recycler online directory, news, certification, and other resources for recycling construction materials and debris incl. concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals
Location: Aurora   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-630-585-7530  
Email: info@cdrecycling.org  

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED green building education, certification, case study, tools, and other resources
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-800-795-1747  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Building Green

Information on LEED credits, green products and green building case studies as well as national environmental building news
Location: Brattleboro   VT     Type: Private  
Contact : Marie Jessup   1-800-861-0954  
Email: marie@buildinggreen.com  

Electronic Waste

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Oregon E-Cycles
Statewide resource facilitating the  proper disposal of electronic waste.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : 503-229-5830  
Email: ecycle.info@deq.state.or.us  

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EPA

Department or Program: eCycling
Resources for proper disposal of electronic waste, where you live information, where to donate, FAQ, regulations/standards and more
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  

Earth911

Assists consumers in finding local electronics and other recycling information through an updated national online directory
Location: Scottsdale   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 480-889-2650  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste nationwide
Location: Holliston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-884-8466  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

Energy Efficiency

Portland General Electric

Department or Program: Energy Savings
Energy Experts offer free, no-obligation energy-efficiency consultations and trouble shooting to help you start saving energy.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Expert   800-722-9287  
Email: https://cs.portlandgeneral.com/Secure/ContactUs/Default.aspx?cookie_test=true  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Portland General Electric

Department or Program: Incentives Programs
Help finding where you can reduce energy waste, make your own energy, and technical assistance to get the biggest energy savings.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Advisors Energy Trust of Oregon implements all rebates and incentive programs for investor owned utilities in the state of Oregon.   1-877-510-6800  
Email: business@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Energy Conservation
Encouraging investments in conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy resources with tax credits, loans, and grants. Providing information and assistance to save energy. Providing technical help and financial incentives to promote the use of renewable energy.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : General Office   503-378-4040 or 800-221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC)
Tax credits are available for Oregon businesses that invest in energy conservation, recycling, renewable energy resources and less-polluting transportation fuels. Tax credits can cover costs directly related to the project, including equipment cost, engineering and design fees, materials, supplies and installation costs - either 35 percent or 50 percent of the eligible project costs. Credit taken over five years - tax credit application must be submitted before project starts.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Andrew Warren   503-373-7875 or 800-221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Business Energy Solutions
Independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable energy. Services, cash incentives and solutions.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Advisors Energy Trust of Oregon implements all rebates and incentive programs for investor owned utilities in the state of Oregon.   877-510-6800  
Email: business@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Business Energy Solutions
Provides cash incentives for all types of commercial and industrial facilities to help businesses invest in energy-efficiency measures to save money, energy, and improve their business operations.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Advisors   877-510-6800  
Email: business@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Portland General Electric

Energy Experts offer free, no-obligation energy-efficiency consultations and trouble shooting to help you start saving energy.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-722-9287  
Email: http://www.portlandgeneral.com/contact_us/default.aspx  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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Fan Engagement

Council for Responsible Sports

Certification and recognition for sporting events aiming to achieve sustainability goals.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Keith Peters   503-690-6803  
Email: Keith@councilforresponsiblesport.org  

Earthshare

Local and national helping businesses of all sizes engage their employees in sustainability causes and green campaigns.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 503-223-9015  
Email: info@earthsare-oregon.org  

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Food Donation

Fork it Over Network

A networking program fighting  hunger by redirecting edible food waste to citywide food donation programs.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Jennifer Erickson   503-797-1647  
Email: jennifer.erickson@oregonmetro.gov  

Urban Gleaners

Coordinates the pick-up and donation of edible surplus food from large commercial organizations to local schools and food banks.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Tracy Oseran   503-226-8061  
Email: info@urbangleaners.org  

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Rock and wrap it up! inc.

Matches agencies-in-need with donors of food and other assets.  SportsWrap! program handles food prepared but not sold from home game concessions
Location: Cedarhurst   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Abby Kaish   516-295-0670  
Email: akaish@rockandwrapitup.org  

General Assistance - Energy

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Commercial construction & renovations
High-performance building resources, technical support, and cash incentives from the start of the design process, all the way through construction and occupancy.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Advisors   1-877-467-0930  
Email: newbuildings@energytrust.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

EPA

Department or Program: ENERGY STAR Program

Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Barbara Larson (R10); Colleen Quinn (R10); ES Hotline   206-553-1981; 206-553-1648; ENERGY STAR Hotline (888) STAR-YES / (888-782-7937)  
Email: larson.barbara@epa.gov;   quinn.colleen@epa.gov;   buildings@energystar.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes Portfolio Manager https://www.energystar.gov/istar/pmpam/

Lighting Design Lab

Department or Program: Lighting Designers for Stadiums
Knowledge of the latest in lighting technology, experts help choose the most cost-effective and efficient lighting.  Design and specification assistance, mock ups and testing. Technical assistance in the design phase and for retrofits. Service area WA, OR, MT, ID.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 206-325-9711  
Email: info@lightingdesignlab.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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EPA

Department or Program: ES Hotline
Information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency.  Online Service Provider Partner list available
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Energy Star  
Contact : ENERGY STAR Hotline (888) STAR-YES / (888-782-7937)  
Email: buildings@energystar.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs.  Energy Efficiency Block Grants available.  Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming
Location: Boulder   CO    
Contact : Howard Geller, Executive Director; Curtis Framel, Project Mgr   303-447-0078 x1  
Email: hgeller@swenergy.org   cframel@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

US Dept. of Energy

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Program
Funds research, provides information, data and training on energy efficiency and renewable energy
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 360-956-2000  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens)
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jason Erwin, Commercial Senior Program Manager   617-589-3949  
Email: jerwin@cee1.org  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-824-7152  
Email: lauerbach@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Richard Young   925-866-5616  
Email: ryoung@fishnick.com  

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium
Online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices and technical assistance, incl. energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jeff Burke   202-299-9701  
Email: nppr@p2.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for governments, utilities and large businesses
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 503-238-1915  

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Energy efficiency and renewable energy technical assistance, information resources, financing, and other resources from and for a coalition of state and territorial energy offices
Location: Alexandria   VA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 703-299-8800  
Email: energy@naseo.org  
Incentives: Yes  

General Assistance - Other Topics

City of Portland

Department or Program: Sustainability at Work
An extensive resource for local Portland businesses looking to get green with materials on water efficiency, transportation, waste, energy efficiency and more.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Lindsey Maser   503-823-7553  
Email: lindsey.maser@portlandoregon.gov  

City of Portland

Expertise in materials management and waste prevention, as well as achieving institutional change by developing goals and metrics, and engaging staff.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Pete Chism   503-823-7652  
Email: pete.chism@portlandoregon.gov  

Portland Metro

Toxics reduction and sustainable gardening contact in local Portland area
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Carl Grimm   503-797-1676  
Email: carl.grimm@oregonmetro.gov  

Association of Oregon Counties

Department or Program: Environmental Services
A resource on sustainability contacts in Oregon counties.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Emily Ackland   503-585-8351  
Email: eackland@aocweb.org  

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

Technical assistancefor environmentally preferable products, purchasing and zero waste strategies; free research service available through rapid response program.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Debra Taevs   503-336-1256  
Email: dtaevs@pprc.org  

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Greenbiz

Sustainability topic hub with calculators, tools, reports, best practices, news, videos, podcasts, consultant directory and events calendar
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 510-550-8285  
Email: info@greenbiz.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

General Assistance - Waste & Recycling

Portland Metro

Department or Program: Waste Management and Recycling
Waste management specialist with expertise on efficient recycling, garbage, and hazardous waste disposal in the Portland metropolitan area.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Publice  
Contact : Meg Lynch   503-797-1700 x1671  
Email: lynchm@metro.dst.or.us  

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Land Quality
Recycling/solid waste specialist with expertise in recycling quantification and composition as well as policy interpretation.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Peter Spendelow   503-229-5253  

Portland State University Community Environmental Services

Department or Program: Community Environmental Services
A research and technical assistance unit of PSU Urban and Public Affairs specializing in sustainability issues.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Eric Crum   503-725-8371  
Email: etcrum@pdx.edu  

Bring Re:Think

Specializing in event waste reduction and event waste stream management.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Carolyn Stein   541-746-3023 x309  
Email:   http://www.bringrecycling.org/home/brg/contact_main.html  

Oregon Association of Recyclers

A diverse group of recycling technical assistance professionals  and waste reduction specialists. Online resources include info about state and federal waste  reduction/recycling programs, greenhouse gas calculators, and general sustainability resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 503-233-3056  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Zero Waste Alliance

Zero waste strategies and technical assistance resources  to reduce waste and enhance local sustainable business.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jay Caulson   503-860-6038  
Email: caulsonjay1@gmail.com  

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Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 303-444-6634  
Email: recycle@ecocycl.org  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance:  case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://p2rx.org/aboutus/contactinfo.cfm  

StopWaste

Recycling (incl/ food and plant debris) and green purchasing expertise and tools:  free publications, case studies, guides, posters, vendor lists, funding assistance  and more
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 510-891-6500  

National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve: Sustainability Education Program
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-800-765-2122  

General Assistance - Water

Portland Water Bureau

Department or Program: Water Efficiency
Technical assistance resources on water efficiency issues including leak detection, water efficient devices and appliances, as well as water efficient landscaping practices.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : 503-823-4527  
Email: conserve@portlandoregon.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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General Assistance -Other Topics

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Green Cleaning

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EPA

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-872-6400  

Green Energy

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Community Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund (CREFF)
Grants program that funds feasibility studies for renewable energy, heat, and fuel projects in Oregon. All grants have been awarded as of February 2011. There will be no more awards made until projects are completed and funds are repaid.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Rebecca O'Neil   503-373-2295 or 800-221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: State Energy Loan Program (SELP)
Program offers low-interest, fixed-rate loans for projects that save energy; produce energy from renewable resources such as water, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Adam Morgan   503-373-1032 or 800-221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (EEAST)
Provide easy-to-use financing for commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Provides 100 percent upfront long-term, low-interest loans to property owners that can be paid back on the utility bill and transferred to a subsequent owner. Loans can be for up to $40,000 for small commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy technology.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Dan Weldon   503-373-2123 or 800-221-8035  
Email: energy.in.internet@odoe.state.or.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Department or Program: Business Products
Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset a business's carbon footprint; also provides services such as Baseline Carbon Footprinting and PR/Marketing.
Location: Salem   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 866-233-8247  
Email: http://www.b-e-f.org/business/why-bef/contact/  
Incentives: Yes  

Energy Trust of Oregon

Department or Program: Renewable Energy
Provides a wide range of cash incentives and technical assistance for businesses and facilities interested in generating renewable energy. (Biopower,  geothermal, solar heat & water, small wind.)
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Each energy category lists an advisor  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

NW Natural

Department or Program: Smart Energy Program
The Climate Trust tracks all Smart Energy offsets for Businesses participating in the Smart Energy Program. Businesses receive a year-end report documenting how many tons of greenhouse gas emissions were prevented by Smart Energy investments. Businesses signing up at 100 percent offset level for one year  receive marketing benefits provided to Smart Energy Circle members.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: private  
Contact : Outreach Manager   877-467-0930  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

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EPA

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Blaine Collison   202-343-9139  
Email: collison.blaine@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Educational resources on renewable energy and energy technologies
Location: Golden   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : 303-275-3000  
Email: http://www.nrel.gov/webmaster.html  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Corporate Tax Deduction (Public Law 109-58)
Deductions for commercial facilities meeting specific energy reduction targets as a result of energy efficiency improvements
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)
Businesses may recover investments in certain renewable energy technologies  property through depreciation deductions
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Corporate tax credit for qualifying renewable energy equipment and systems
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
A per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources and sold by the taxpayer to an unrelated person
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green E
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products:  an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jeff Swenerton   415-561-2100  
Email: jeff@resource-solutions.org  

DSIRE

Department or Program: DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
Provides information on federal, state and local rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy
Location: Raleigh   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://dsireusa.org/contacts/  
Incentives: Yes  

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

Business association of solar energy companies based in New England.  Has a good list of resources related to solar energy
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 617-227-6980  
Email: http://www.sebane.org/about_us/contact.asp  

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 970-963-8855  
Email: sei@solarenergy.org  

Green Purchasing

City of Portland

Department or Program: Procurement Services
Expertise in local sustainability contacts and programs.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Stacy Forman   503-823-3508  
Email: stacey.forman@portlandoregon.gov  

City of Portland

Department or Program: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Provides  innovative best practices and resources to Portland organizations looking to green their operations.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Megan Stein   503-823-7871  
Email: Megan.stein@portlandoregon.gov  

Portland Metro

Focused on product stewardship, also a great initial inquiry into Portland network of sustainability contacts.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Scott Klag   503-797-1665  
Email: Scott.klag@oregonmetro.gov  

Portland Metro

Department or Program: Sustainability Coordinator
Expertise in local sustainability contacts and programs.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Molly Chidsey   503-797-1690  
Email: molly.chidsey@oregonmetro.gov  

Multnomah County

Department or Program: Farm 2 Institution
Provides infrastructure for green purchasing through local food sources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Katie Lynd  
Email: katie.lynd@multco.us  

Oregon State Department of Administrative Services

Department or Program: Sustainability Program
Point of contact for large scale environmentally preferable purchasing programs and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Eric Grindy   503-378-3181  
Email: eric.grindy@das.state.or  

Environmental Paper Network

Provides various resources for green purchasing of office supplies and paper products.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 828-251-8558  

Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association

Department or Program: Sustainability
A resource for making the service and guest experience side of operations more sustainable including the green purchasing of  food and beverage service ware as well as employee training and recognition programs.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

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EPA

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Resources
Portal to extensive resources for environmentally preferable purchasing techniques, strategies, policies, training, product and service directories, state and local programs, and more
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Deborah Nesbitt  
Email: nesbitt.deborah@epa.gov  

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Sarah O’Brien   503-279-9383  
Email: sarah.obrien@greenelectronicscouncil.org  

Environmental Paper Network

Sustainable paper procurement resources including fact sheets, tools for purchasers, calculators, apps, news and more
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 828-251-8558  
Email: info@environmentalpaper.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Green Seal

Searchable product database and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services
Location: Waashingtopn   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-872-6400  

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Guide
Guide to adopting a responsible purchasing program, concepts and benefits of green purchasing, recommended steps, proven implementation strategies, and links to other resources
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Alicia Culver   866-776-1330  
Email: alicia@responsiblepurchasing.org  

Green Sports Cleaning

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Groundskeeping

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EPA

Department or Program: GreenScapes
Cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions for landscaping:   case studies, best management practices, incentive opportunities, and customized links for opportunities in your area
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Sustainable pest management implementation guidance and technical reports, fact sheets, brochures, funding, grants, awards, news and events.  Includes Landscaping Initiative for businesses and more
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Integrated Pest Management

Department or Program: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
Integrated pest management information, education, links to regional resource centers - plus resources for safe pesticide use with crops, structures and landscaping
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Landfill Trash

Allied Waste

Department or Program: Recycling Coordinator
As large waste management corporation with experience in large venue composting and trash disposal service in the Portland Area.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: private  
Contact : Colleen Wellington  

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Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

Waste Management Sustainability Services

industry waste solutions including case studies, resource library, meet our experts page, and more
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : 877-441-3046  
Email: http://www.wmsustainabilityservices.com/contact/  

Multimedia Pollution Prevention

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Organic Waste

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Waste Prevention
Specialized expertise in solid waste reduction management and composting as well available state government  programs, incentives and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : David Allaway, Abby Boudouris, David Livengood   Allaway 503-229-5479, Boudaris 503-229-6108, Livengood 503-229-5181  

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Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-888-274-5646  
Email: info@bpiworld.org  

FindAComposter.com

Free searchable directory of composting facilities throughout North America
Location: Emmaus   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 610-967-4135  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

Recycling

Portland Metro and City of Portland

Department or Program: Public
Customized assistance and free waste audits to businesses throughout the Portland metro area.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Recycling at Work  
Contact : 503-823-7037  
Measurement Tools: Free Waste Review

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Land Quality
Specialized expertise in hazardous waste disposal, plus technical assistance on available state DEQ government programs, incentives and resources.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : David Kuntz   503-229-5336  

Recycling Advocates

Citizen-based grassroots organization promoting recycling and sustainability efforts in the local Portland area since 1987.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 503-777-0909  

SCRAP Portland

Reuses and repurposes certain commonly used materials into artwork and other educational materials.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 503-294-0769  

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Earth911

Assists consumers in finding local recycling information through an updated national recycling directory
Location: Scottsdale   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 480-889-2650  

Casella

Offers zero-sort recycling programs throughout New York and New England that are time- and cost-efficient
Location: Peabody   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-950-9293  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Recycling for All the Right Returns
Information, tips, and links to how-to guides for recycling in food service establishments
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-331-5900  

Stormwater

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Transportation

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Department or Program: Smart Trips
Customized transportation tools for businesses looking to reduce the environmental impact from of their transportation.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Steve Hoyt-Mcbeth   503-823-7191  
Email: Steve.Hoyt-McBeth@portlandoregon.gov    

Oregon Department of Transportation

Department or Program: Drive Less Connect
A secure online ride-matching tool.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: contact@drivelesssavemore.com  

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EPA

Department or Program: SmartWay
Resources on sustainable freight transportation and supply chain fuel efficiency incl. partner resources, trends and indicators, finance programs and more
Location: Ann Arbor   MI     Type: Public  
Contact : 734-214-4767  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

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Water Conservation

Regional Water Providers Consortium

Department or Program: Water Conservation Program
Engaging a broad range of organizations in water conservation measures. Tools available include water savings calculators,  how-to videos, and large property water conservation  brochures.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Edward Campbell   General Contact: 503-823-7528 Edward Cambell: 503-823-2794  
Email: edward.campbell@portlandoregon.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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EPA

Department or Program: WaterSense
Information on water-efficient products, services, and practices, including calculators, rebates, and best management practices
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 866-987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : 925-866-2844  
Email: r.young@fishnick.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

American Water Works Association

Department or Program: WaterWiser
Hub with water conservation references, water waste calculators, water audit and loss control programs, and more
Location: Denver   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Eva Opitz   618-351-4647  
Email: opitzem@cdm.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

Water conservation resources and links incl. business office tips, water re-use, landscaping, fixtures, water-saving products, state and regional resources, and more
Location: Phoenix   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/join-the-cause/contact.php  

Water Re-Use

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Department or Program: Clean River Stewards Program
This program provides Portland businesses with storm water management discounts and resources including site assessments, technical assistance, and a professional referral list.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : 503-823-1371  
Email: cleanrivers@portlandoregon.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Department or Program: Green Streets Program
A program utilizing natural vegetation to manage storm water runoff and reutilize  storm water as a resource.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Public  
Contact : Emily Hauth   503-823-7378  
Email: emily,hauth@portlandoregon.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

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