Green Award Winners
Recycler of the Year
Steve DePina almost single-handedly started a recycling program at the Salem-Volcano baseball stadium last summer and has worked to turn Queen of Peace Catholic Church into a community recycling station for plastic bags and Styrofoam.
Linda Nishioka, RN at Willamette ENT, has pioneered medical waste recycling in the Salem area and has successfully promoted expanding medical recycling to Salem Hospital and other clinics.
Habitat for Humanity Mid-Willamette Valley ReStore is a local recycling resource that puts construction material donations to reuse as a fund raiser for the organization.
Sustainable Business of the Year
Small (25 or fewer employees)
Pringle Creek Community has arisen from the ashes of the old Oregon State Institution for the Feebleminded (Fairview) to become a model community of sustainability. From reusing unwanted I-5 bridges to pouring porous street pavement to building state of the art energy efficient homes, the Pringle Creek Community is a visionary project that inspires all of us in the field of sustainability.
Large (over 25 employees)
LifeSource Natural Foods is a local leader in providing organic foods to the community. They recycle, buy recycled products, and promote a green lifestyle in their outreach materials.
Not for Profit Organization
Oregon Department of Energy has had a Sustainability Team since 2003 that has helped map out the direction that ODOE should follow in both short term and long term projects.
Green Building of the Year
Bilyeu Construction: Salem residence at “14th & Nebraska”
EarthWISE Business of the Year (2 chosen)