Chemeketa was honored at this year’s EarthWISE Business of the Year during the Mid-Valley Green Awards on March 11.
The award is given to a local business that best continues its efforts to reduce their environmental impacts and improving their progress on the criteria that gave them EarthWISE certification. EarthWISE is a program though Marion County that gives certification to businesses that have adopted environmentally-friendly practices.
Among the efforts noted in Chemeketa receiving the award include–
- Dedicating more than 7,000 square feet to housing surplus property, which is repaired, repurposed or recycled
- 19 bottle filtration stations at the Salem Campus water fountains which has kept over half a million plastic water bottles out of landfills
- LED lighting remodels, including in parking lots