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Sustainability at Work

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Phone: 503-823-7037

Email: sustainabilityatwork@portlandoregon.gov

American College of Healthcare Sciences

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American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited integrative health college based in John’s Landing. ACHS offers innovative online certificate, diploma, and degree programs, study abroad, continuing education and on-campus community workshops to a diverse community, including traditional students, healthcare professionals, military and parents. Program specialties include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. ACHS is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and a recognized Certified B Corporation®, and has an Oregon Tilth Certified Organic Apothecary.

Achievements
Gold certified

  • Uses a rain barrel system to collect and harvest rainwater for the ACHS Botanical Teaching Garden
  • Uses 100% recycled paper products
  • Environmentally friendly construction practices used in all improvement projects
  • Has partnered with Oregon Energy Trust to create a sustainable campus building
  • Participates in the Portland Composts! program
  • Was the first accredited higher education institution specializing in holistic and integrative health and wellness to become a Certified B Corporation®
  • Is Oregon Tilth Certified Organic for organic products, organic handling procedures, and GMP procedures
  • Achieved the Gold Seal of Approval from Green America’s Green Business Network in 2009 and every year since
  • Was named #6 of 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine in 2017
  • Was named #6 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine in 2016
  • Was invited to present the panel “Lessons Learned in Creating Sustainable Practices and a Greener Curriculum” at the 2016 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Is a Northwest Earth Institute Eco-Challenge participating school (2016)

Contact

5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239
800-487-8839
www.achs.edu