EarthWISE Automotive Businesses
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2011 EarthWISE Business of the Year.
AJ’s Auto Repair, an EarthWISE business since 2007, received the 2011 Green Award for being a leader in sustainable business enterprise. AJ’s has developed numerous ways to avoid creating waste and save money. For example, old motor oil is used to heat their buildings while wastewater is captured and reused in parts washers.
Capitol Auto Group has served our area for over 80 years. Last year, dealer Scott Casebeer opened new Toyota/Scion, Subaru and Chevrolet/Cadillac dealerships, off the Salem parkway, with environmental sustainability in mind. Radiant and solar heat, high-efficiency lighting/HVAC units, 100% on-site collection of storm water along with natural ventilation and an outdoor nature trail are just a few of the features on the Capitol campus.
New operating procedures have helped Brooks Automotive
reduce waste. By switching to reusable items, like rechargeable batteries, and expanding their recycling program, they have cut their waste by almost 75%. A shop lighting update has also improved visibility while reducing electrical demand. Brooks Automotive continues to actively search for ways to reduce, recycle and reuse as much of their waste as possible.