was the first EarthWISE certified restaurant in Salem. Practicing sustainability is part of their everyday operation. From the purchase of Energy Star appliances, compact florescent light bulbs, implementing a company wide recycling program, and purchasing local products, Bentley’s Grill employees are committed to doing their part!
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2015 Sustainable Large Business of the Year.
As a family-owned company that believes in sustainability, BrucePac is proud to have both our Silverton and Woodburn processing facilities become EarthWISE certified. We follow a sustainable purchasing policy, participate in the local mixed recycling program, are a Food Alliance Certified organization, and are constantly exploring ways to minimize waste and reduce energy use.
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2014 EarthWISE Business of the Year.
Cascade Baking estimates that 90 percent of all of their non-food waste is recycled or reused and that all of their food waste is composted. To save energy, the bakery uses an old world style brick oven that retains heat and uses 70 percent less gas than traditional ovens. Also, many of their products contain ingredients that come from regional family farms that use no-till farming methods. These methods help maintain rich healthy soil, save fuel, and protect wildlife and the environment.
Cascade Baking Case Study
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2015 EarthWISE Business of the Year.
Kerr Concentrates, a Salem company that produces specialty concentrates, purees, essences and custom blends, has been EarthWISE certified since 2009. Kerr has made a commitment to environmentally friendly practices through reduction of waste, energy savings, and expansion of recycling programs. We are excited to be making a difference at our site and within the community. Our company is proud to be recognized as an EarthWISE member.
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2010 Sustainable Large Business of the Year.
LifeSource Natural Foods, established in 1994, is Salem’s only independent and locally owned organic and natural food store. LifeSource has been on the cutting edge of demonstrating that a sustainable business model is smart business. They monitor their energy use, generate solar power on-site, recycle extensively, and avoid creating waste in many creative ways.
LifeSource Case Study
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NORPAC Foods is a grower-owned vegetable processing co-operative with four plants in Marion County. As a farmer cooperative tied closely to the land, NORPAC has been at the forefront of sustainability in both agriculture and manufacturing. This includes a high recycling rate, minimizing our entirely recyclable packaging materials, effective energy/water conservation committees, irrigating our processing water, feeding our vegetable waste to livestock, and purchasing renewable energy.
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2015 Sustainable Small Business of the Year.
Rafns' we go above and beyond to do our part for the environment. While we are committed to purchasing local and sustainable products for our restaurant, we feel we can make a lasting impact by reducing waste altogether. We are diligent about recycling, composting, and re-using just about everything, such as plastic bags and food service containers. The ongoing joke with our employees is to always ask before throwing anything away. Literally, anything.
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Roth's Fresh Market takes pride in our recycling program and are ecstatic that we are now EarthWISE certified. Not only are we recycling but during our remodel we worked with Energy Trust of Oregon to reduce our energy. We installed LED lights with motion sensors, low-flow toilets, solar panels and have made a commitment to only purchasing Energy Star label appliances.
Spring Valley Dairy has reduced waste generation by developing an email format for invoices and price notifications that conserves thousands of sheets of paper annually. Our employee-led Green Team is responsible for maintaining EarthWISE certification criteria as well as implementing waste reduction practices and recycling. These methods are only a few of the many ways we endeavor to become more sustainable and diminish our carbon footprint.
Sweet Couture is proud to be an EarthWISE certified business. Not only are our designer cakes, cupcakes, and sweet treats delicious, but were made with virtually no waste in the process. From recycling, reuse, and composting practices, Sweet Couture is proof that elegant desserts and green business practices can go hand in hand.
Winner of the Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards, 2013 EarthWISE Business of the Year.
Willamette Valley Fruit Company (WVFC) is a locally owned company specializing in high quality frozen fruits, handcrafted pies and cobblers. WVFC recycles all processing wastewater by land-applying for irrigation. In addition, all frozen fruit and bakery products are sold in boxes made with post consumer recycled content. Being an EarthWISE certified business is important to our company as we continually strive to be good stewards of the earth as well as a local business leader in our community.