Green Business Award

Green Business Award with Seals

Set your business apart

In Oregon, we love businesses that love the environment. Getting certified as a Green Business Leader helps you share your success with staff and customers, and sets you apart as an environmental leader in the community.

How to get certified

 Download an application

Download an application – Then save it to your computer.

Food Service Sector application

Office, Retail and Manufacturing Sector application
 Complete application

Complete the application – If you have completed enough practices to qualify for Silver or Gold certification, send your completed application to (If you want to get certified and haven't yet completed enough practices to qualify, contact us!)

 Schedule a site visit

Set up a site visit – Once we've received your application and reviewed it, we will reach out to you to schedule a site visit and verify your application. Site visits typically take about an hour.


 Receive Your Award

Receive your award
– We will present you with a plaque engraved with your business logo, as well as the other certification materials (see below).
 Spread the word 

Spread the word – Now that you're a certified Green Business Leader, it's time to tell the world! Let your customers and employees know through all your regular communications channels. We'll help by sending out the news in a few different ways, too (see below)


Certification Benefits

Use of the award logo in your marketing materials  Silver Check Mark Gold Checkmark
A window decal
 Silver Check Mark Gold Checkmark
Social media announcement by Solid Waste & Recycling
 Silver Check Mark Gold Checkmark
Listing in our online Green Business Directory
 Silver Check Mark Gold Checkmark
Listing in our annual newspaper advertisement
 Silver Check Mark Gold Checkmark
Engraved plaque made in Mosier by Resource Revival
 Silver Check Mark Gold Checkmark
Press release template for your company to customize and send
 Silver Check Mark 
Custom press release sent out by Washington County Health and Human Services
  Gold Checkmark

Looking for inspiration?

Looking for ideas for the "additional practices" section of the application, or how to take your business to the next level with sustainability? Check out this list of additional practices.

Renewing your award

Your certification is valid for three years. At the end of that period, your business will need to re-apply and meet the latest program standards for renewal. Your Green Business Advisor will notify you when it's time to re-certify.