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 EnviroStars.org business assistance resources
Listings in EnviroStars advertising and promotion
For general information visit www.envirostars.org. 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.