Chemeketa Community College Salem Oregon under construction

A greenfield at the edge of the Chemeketa Community College (CCC) campus in Salem, Oregon will soon be the new home of a 14,500-square-foot mass timber office and classroom building. The ground-breaking ceremony uniquely utilized historic cultivating techniques from a horse-drawn plow, to a steam engine tractor, and ended with the modern tractor and plow turning dirt to signify the beginning of construction.

The facility will allow growth to train students and aid in continued partnerships with Oregon State University and local high schools to meet the growing demands in the agriculture and horticulture industries. Students and faculty will have access to a 100-person outdoor amphitheater, hoop greenhouses, and outdoor cultivation research including pollinators, urban fruit forest, woody ornamentals, and organic vegetable garden.

Congratulations to the companies and nonprofits that made it into the 2019 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon list.

The following ranking showcases employers with best-in-class sustainable workplace practices. These organizations have implemented environmentally friendly strategies that their employees appreciate and rate highly.

The 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon come from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, professional and business services, construction, and the nonprofit sector. This broad range proves that being sustainable is a widespread mantra across the business community.

To view the full list, click here.