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What businesses are saying about EnviroStars

In case you didn't know, our friends at the Spokane River Forum have a project aimed at certifying small businesses reducing hazardous waste and protecting the environment called EnviroStars. .

This four minute video shows what businesses are saying about the benefits of EnviroStars certification. As a consumer, you can look for businesses with the EnviroStars logo and know your dollar is protecting our river and aquifer.


Qualifying businesses demonstrate their commitment to protect the environment and in turn may benefit by:

Attracting customers by being green

Creating a safer, healthier work environment

Reducing regulatory burden

Increasing efficiency, decrease costs

Strengthening supplier and agency relationships

Gaining access to business assistance resources

Listings in EnviroStars advertising and promotion

For general information visit For local information or to apply for certification call (509) 847-4337.

The EnviroStars program started in King County in 1995 and now more than 700 businesses are participating in western Washington. In 2010, a partnership was formed to bring EnviroStars to Spokane County. The EnviroStars Steering Committee in Spokane County includes city of Spokane Solid Waste, Spokane Aquifer Joint Board, Spokane County Utilities Water Resources, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, Spokane River Forum and Washington State Department of Ecology.

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