Jan 19, 2013
We were one of ten companies from the Portland metropolitan region recognized at the 17th Annual BEST Awards Breakfast in 2009. The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability presents the BEST Awards annually to businesses demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to sustainability.
We received the award for BEST Practices for Sustainability for Small Companies in recognition of its overarching commitment to energy conservation, alternative transportation, water efficiency, waste reduction and pollution prevention, sustainable purchasing and a host of other sustainability practices.
“Growing edible plants is one deeply rooted in a desire to promote self-sufficient communities who can sustainably feed themselves,” said owner Jim Gilbert. “We’re honored to be recognized for our sustainable farming and business practices, at the core of producing those plants.”
“Portland’s early leadership has drawn the best talent to create a confluence of expertise, fueling local innovation in sustainable design, production and clean technology,” said Mayor Adams. “It’s the innovators of today that help set that bar higher and higher for tomorrow’s companies – innovators and entrepreneurs like this year’s BEST Award winners.”
Award winners were chosen from seventy-seven BEST Award applicants. To learn more about the winners and all the applicant companies visit www.portlandonline.com/bps/BESTAwards.
Since 1993, the BEST Awards have been presented annually to Portland area companies demonstrating excellence in business practices that promote economic growth and environmental benefits.
The mission of the BEST Awards is to inspire the business community by showcasing innovation and commitment to sustainability.
The BEST Awards recognize businesses with significant and unique achievements in the following categories:
• BEST Practices for Sustainability for Very Small, Small, Medium and Large companies
• Sustainable Products or Services
• Green Building - New Construction/Major Renovation and Tenant Improvement
• Sustainable Food Systems
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