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Sustainability at Work

Providing free tools and expertise to achieve your goals

Phone: 503-823-7037

Email: sustainabilityatwork@portlandoregon.gov

2015 New Year’s Resolution

2015

Win prizes by starting a NEW sustainable practice in your workplace 
between now and Valentine’s day!

How to participate:

  1. Pick a NEW action to implement, from the list below.
  2. Let us know your goal action(s).
  3. Let us know the action has been completed by February 14th.
  4. We’ll do a quick verification visit & you’ll be entered to win.

More chances to win - Each action gets you one entry into the raffle; the more new actions you complete, the greater your chance of winning!

Prizes:

prizes

  • $35 gift certificate to Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • $25 gift certificate to Fire on the Mountain
  • 2 bags of Portland Roasting coffee + a free drink at their café

Action list:

checkboxDonate or recycle electronics.

  • Create an area to store computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, and printers.
  • Provide clear instructions for where to recycle them.
  • Email us for a poster you can use or modify.

checkboxRecycle fluorescent lights.

  • Create an area to safely store burned-out fluorescent lights.
  • Provide clear instructions for where to recycle them.

checkboxSwitch to recycled copier/printer paper.

  • Must contain 30% or more post-consumer content.

checkboxCreate a sustainability plan or policy.

  • Create guidelines for one thing (“extra plastics are collected for recycling”).
  • Create guidelines for multiple areas (purchasing paper and food, and/or recycling batteries and extra plastics).
  • Contact us for template language.

checkboxStart using green cleaners.

  • Depending on your workplace, this can mean 3rd party certified, food safe, diluting properly, etc.
  • Find information and how-to here.
  • Or contact us for help!

checkboxStart composting, or donating edible food.

Already doing all of the above? Contact us to discuss other actions that qualify.

We’re here to help!

We’re happy to help by phone or email, or at your workplace!

we're here to help

We can help you:

  • Write a sustainability policy.
  • Find out which cleaners are really green.
  • How to work with your property manager or janitorial service.
  • Where to donate edible food.
  • How to start composting.


Eligibility: 
All business, non-profit & government workplaces within the City of Portland are eligible to participate. One location (site address) per raffle entry. Action must be newly implemented at entire worksite between the start and end of the raffle. One winner per gift certificate will be drawn at random from list of entrants who complete one action on or before the deadline. Winners will be contacted directly.