Seattle Business Honors the 2011 Green Washington Winners

Source: Seattle Business, September 22, 2011. 

Seattle Business magazine announced the winners of the 2011 Green Washington Awards on September 21 at a dinner.  Ben Packard, Starbucks’ vice president of global responsibility, challenged the Washington’s business community to “take your sustainability efforts to a new level” to meet rising environmental challenges.  The  Green Washington Awards honors companies that are demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to  sustainablity.

The 2011 Washington Green 50 list of the most sustainably operated organizations in Washington included WCTA members:

Other recipients honorees were:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alchemy Goods
  • Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services
  • Bay Hay & Feed
  • Canyon Creek Cabinet Company
  • Columbia Hospitality
  • Engineered Compost Systems
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel
  • FSX Inc./FSX Reconditioning/FSX Equipment
  • Gordon Trucking Inc.
  • IslandWood
  • Itron
  • Kenworth Truck Company
  • Lake Washington School District
  • Merriman
  • Mt. Baker Bio
  • Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
  • Northwest Energy Angels
  • Pacific Market International
  • Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
  • PCC Natural Markets
  • The Port of Seattle
  • Transformative Wave Technologies
  • ReBinder
  • Sage Environmental Services
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Sellen Construction
  • ShelterKraft Werks
  • Skanska USA Building
  • Starbucks
  • Starline Luxury Coaches
  • Stemilt Growers
  • Talyst
  • The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Unico Properties
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Viva Farms
  • WalmartWashington
  • Washington State Convention Center
  • Waste Management Northwest Region
  • Watson Furniture Group
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Wilridge Winery & Vineyard

From among the Washington Green 50, judges chose companies to be presented with top honors in the following categories:

  • Special Leadership: Seattle Mariners
  • Retail: Starbucks
  • Services (tie): Alaska Airlines (large company) and Sage Environmental Services (small company)
  • Manufacturing: Watson Furniture
  • Nonprofit: Northwest Energy Angels
  • Health Care: Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Technology (tie): Itron (large company) and Transformative Wave Technologies (small company)
  • Government/Academia: Port of Seattle
  • Natural Resources/Agriculture: Viva Farms
  • Building/Architecture: Unico Properties
  • Reuse: ReBinder
  • Hospitality: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

A panel of expert judges chose the winning organizations from a pool of more than 150 nominees. Judges were Charlie Cunniff, program director, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment; Marc Daudon, principal, Cascadia Consulting Group; John Gardner, dean of academic affairs, Bainbridge Graduate Institute; Nancy Hirsh, policy director, NW Energy Coalition; Mo McBroom, policy director, Washington Environmental Council; Tom Ranken, President & CEO, Washington Clean Technology Alliance, and Ross Macfarlane, senior adviser, Climate Solutions.