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Welcome to the Eastside Green Business Challenge!

Welcome to the Eastside Green Business Challenge! The Challenge helps businesses cut costs, reduce resource consumption, and enhance their reputation in the community. Getting started is easy and educational, so Sign Up Today.


See the 2012 awards and program outcomes here. View Recognition Event photos on Flickr.

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2012 Eastside Green Business Challenge Winners Announced!

Thanks to all participants in the 2012 Eastside Green Business Challenge.  Our January, 2013 Recognition was a huge success, with nearly 100 business leaders enjoying dinner, drinks, awards, and laughs from Stand Up Economist Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.  Read the full press release here.

The Top Ten Award winners (in alphabetical order) were:

Accents Et Cetera Gift Baskets – Retail/Wholesale – Small Business, Big Commitment Award
Bellevue College – Education – Educating the Masses Award
GLY Construction – Construction – Relentless Pursuit of Green Award
Harvest Moon Garden Design – Residential Services – Grassroots Award
HDR Engineering – Consulting – Green by Design Award
Keeney’s Office Supply – Business Services – Local Legends Award
Pagliacci Pizza – Restaurant – So Fresh and So Green Award
Puget Sound Energy – Utility – Power to the People Award
Service Linen Supply – Business Services – Green DNA Award
Unity of Bellevue – Faith Based – Most Improved Award

Honorable Mentions

IKEA Seattle
Bentall Kennedy Newport Corporate Center and The Summit
Tetra Tech

The program proved a success!  Thanks to all of the other dedicated participants who helped us achieve our goals!

GBC Goals Data Slide

Chameleon Technologies Inc
City of Bellevue
City of Renton
City University of Seattle
Lake Washington School District
Mutual Materials
Office Depot Retail Stores Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah
Orca Bay Seafoods Inc
Quadrant HomesPACE Engineers, Inc.
Redmond Parent Coop Preschool
Renton School District
The Green Beanery
WormWood SEO
Wright Runstad and Company


"This combined effort by cities, NGO’s, and private businesses to get things done is an example of constructive collaboration at its best."

- Former Bellevue Mayor, Don Davidson

Interested in taking the Challenge in 2013?  Learn more here or click "Register for the Challenge" at the top of the page.

2012 Challenge Information:  Slides |  Music Video |  Launch Party Footage

What is the Challenge?
The Challenge is a friendly competition among local organizations and seven eastside cities that helps participants reduce the natural resources they consume and thereby lower costs, enhance their brand, and improve our environment.

Who can register?
Any private business, public agency, and non-profit organization with facilities located within the seven participating eastside cities - Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, and Sammamish- is encouraged to register.  Participants register each address separately if multiple locations exist (campuses will register once).  The program is designed so that any business, small or large and from virtually any industry, is able to register and recognize the benefits of the program.

What are the benefits to my organization?
The year-long Challenge will ensure that your organization succeeds in realizing quantifiable improvements to economic and environmental performance while increasing customer recognition and satisfaction. By coordinating a framework for success with scorecards, tools, expert trainings, support, and high levels of recognition, this no-cost, low-barrier program is a win-win for businesses and community.  A similar program launched by the city of Chicago saved businesses $5 million in aggregate and averted the emissions of 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide!

How does it work?

Getting involved with the Green Business Challenge is easy as:

1. Register Online - Benchmark Your Performance
2. Engage with Scorecard, Sponsors, and Sessions
3. Report Your Improvements
4. Have Fun!

Who else is doing it?
Several cities around the nation have launched Green Business Challenges with great success!  View feature videos from the following programs:  St. LouisPort of San Diego | Chicago | Houston | Loudon County

Where do I start?
Click "Register for the Challenge" at the top of the page.  More question? Please e-mail us.


Other Program Details:

Letter from the Mayors

Business Referral Letter


About the 7 Participating Cities

Press Room



Thank you to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsors

Cascade Power Group Office Depot

Industry Sponsors

Republic Services LogoPagliacci Pizza Logo Puget Sound Energy Cedar Grove CompostingEST DesignsHDR

Community Partners

COB2png City of SammamishCity of KirklandCascade Water Alliance partners with ESBA