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The City of Portland, Oregon

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The Nature Conservancy


logoThe Nature Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization that works to preserve and restore lands and waters for people by: protecting natural systems; helping businesses, governments and communities use nature more sustainably; and uniting people around the world in creating lasting change. The Nature Conservancy in Oregon has nearly 100 employees and more than 30,000 individuals who are engaged in and supportive of its work. Photos by Jen Newlin, Ken Popper and Doug Donahue.


Gold Certification

  • Two solar arrays (on the roof and southern wall) generate 15% of electricity needs. The south side awning mounted panels reduced electricity use for AC by about 18%.
  • Completed carbon footprint reports for fiscal years 2011-2013, and working on 2014-2015.
  • Participate in two annual green commuting challenges.
  • Provide secured covered area for locking up bicycles.
  • Fully paid annual Tri-Met passes provided to all staff.
  • Maintain a recycling and composting program, resulting in very little going in the landfill.
  • Launching an incentive program to reward those who commute by human power only.


Outside The Nature Conservancy

Solar panels on the roof


821 SE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97214