Submissions For Arizona’s Greenest Workplace

 

Voting is now over. Any additional votes submitted past October 15th will not be counted.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the search for Arizona’s Greenest Workplace.

 

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Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.

First Place with 1,230 votes! Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. is committed to working green in our facilities, on the road, and at our events. Through our Green Team and several company led initiatives, GED green programs are making an impact.

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AZGreen Magazine

Arizona’s first lifestyle magazine devoted to sustainability walks the talk! In the spirit of conserving forest and water resources, our publication is primarily digital with a limited quantity printed only for subscribers and marketing purposes. Our limited edition hard copies are printed on recycled paper with non-toxic ink and a low-water digital printing technique.

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Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange is a sustainable company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. The E.P.A. estimates 12.4 million tons of textiles were generated in 2008, or 5.0% of total U.S. municipal solid waste.

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Pima County Government

Pima County Government is going “green” and reducing government operating expenses at the same time. Since the Board of Supervisors adopted a far-reaching Sustainability Resolution in May 2007, County employees have achieved measurable improvements in the sustainability and efficiency of County government operations.

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Green Living AZ Magazine

We are Arizona’s premier green lifestyle magazine. We are printed locally on recycled paper with soy based inks. Our mission is to educate, inspire and enpower others through positive solutions and options for our daily lives and our ability to decrease our environmental impact. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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TriSports.com

TriSports.com has a culture of being friendly to the environment. Everyone buys into it, so it works! The company recycles all usable packing material and boxes to pack and ship our customer orders…we even give our customers the opportunity to select a recycled box at checkout through our Greenbox program. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Mom Index

The online community for the Phoenix Area offering event information, business & product information, classifieds, freebies, parenting insights, recipes & more. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Radiology Ltd

Started Recycling Program. Company does not provide styrofoam cups, employees must bring in their own coffee/water/tea containers. Energy conservation: lights are on timers, employees turn off lights and printers when not in use. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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The Westin La Paloma

Second Place! In February 2009, the Westin La Paloma “Green Team” was founded. In harmony with our commitment to the environment, a group of associates who are passionate about recycling, reducing, and reusing meet once a month to make our property Arizona’s Greenest Workplace.

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Metro Gnome Music

Metro Gnome Music has installed Ultra Touch recycled denim insulation in the ceilings and walls, Sola tubes over the sales floor to cut down on the use of electric lights, LED can lights in the break room, and it uses Trellis Earth Products biodegradable plastic bags for trash as well as merchandise. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Vail Academy and High School

The school has been recently constructed to conserve energy and produce enough electricity through the use of solar and wind sources so that the school is completely self-sufficient. This school was designed to be a LEED certified platinum school. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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El Rio Community Health Center

In 2007, El Rio’s leadership team expanded their organization’s definition of “community wellness” to include sustainable and environmentally responsible clinic facilities and work environments. This decision is now being implemented by building new sustainable clinics to benefit the community as a whole by promoting the health of staff and clients alike, consuming fewer local resources such as electric power and potable water, and utilizing local and recycled building materials.

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Technicians for Sustainability

Not only does this company help others go green with Solar and water harvesting, they live what they preach. Using bicycles and trailers to get their tools to the job site. If something bigger is needed they use bio-diesel. Everyone believes in the company’s mission and use photovoltaics, solar hot water, greywater, and/or water catchment in their own homes.

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Goodwill of Southern Arizona

Goodwill has been “green” for over 100 years and Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona (GISA) is proud to carry on that tradition by keeping close to 19 million pounds of goods out of Arizona landfills from July of 2009 thru June of 2010. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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VerVe Aveda Lifestyle Salon

As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, at Verve we embrace our vision of “connecting beauty, environment and well-being,” from retailing products derived of 97-99% natural ingredients (packaged entirely in post consumer recycled materials), to serving spa water and comforting tea in glass cups to reduce wastes.

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National Bank of Arizona

National Bank of Arizona is finalizing the install of a $2 million solar system on our Tucson headquarters. At 402.6 kilowatts, the project is the second largest corporate install in Tucson.

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Nurturing Nature

Nurturing Nature specializes in offering products that are earth-friendly, be it made of recycled, recyclable, organic, natural, or sustainable materials. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Sam Levitz Furniture

Third Place! Approximately 18 months ago Sam Levitz Furniture relocated their primary Distribution Center to 2020 West Prince Rd. here in Tucson. At that point in time we set our sites on what we considered to be an aggressive recycle and energy conservation program encompassing 5 Retail store locations and two warehouses.

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Adobe Rose Inn

The Adobe Rose Inn prides itself on xeriscaping which is watered with drip system irrigation, gray water and run off from rain and evaporative cooler water. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Food Conspiracy Cooperative

The Food Conspiracy Cooperative (Co-op) had its beginning in 1971 as a collective food-buying club. While now a democratically operated member-cooperative, anyone is welcome to shop there. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Old Presidio Traders

Old Presidio Traders practices recycling at its best and instructs all of its employees to do the same. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Robin Motzer Designs

We have been green and designing green for 23 years, before the green movement had a name. Our home-based business (no commute!) is green, with a 100% recycle program, we sell and use non-toxic cleaning products, and teach individuals and businesses how to live a healthier life…naturally and harmoniously with the environment in mind. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Latitude Engineering

Latitude Engineering is a small company here in Tucson. It is hard to compete with places like Bookman’s where the whole idea of the company is “reuse”, but I think Latitude is worth mentioning because they are trying to be green without that being the main premise behind the company. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Pop Cycle

All products in the shop are made from at least 50% recycled materials. Many of the items have been rescued from the trash bin. The goal of Pop-Cycle, aside from offering fun, whimsical products, is to help people realize the endless potential of discarded items. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Project M.O.R.E. High School

1) Student & staff recycling program for past 8 years: we currently recycle at least as much as we dispose of in wastes (qualitative observation). Click the link below to read more and vote!

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GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.

In 2008, GLHN created GLHNgreen, a proactive initiative to support and promote all aspects of the firm’s environmentally-responsible office efforts and sustainable design practices. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Intuit, Inc

Intuit is dedicated to reducing not only our carbon footprint but that of our customers as well. Our facility has been awarded the Water Smart award by Tucson water company for our water conservation efforts. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom

6000 gallons of rainwater harvesting capacity, solar evaporative cooler, dual flush toilet, 90% compact fluourescent lighting, permaculture gardens, renovated an existing 1950’s warehouse with environmentally friendly finishes, heat reflective paint on 2 west facing garage doors, cool roof, added salvaged sliding doors to increase natural daylight. Click the link below to read more and vote!

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