We're leading the way in sustainability practices
EarthWISE stands for Workplace Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise and is a free environmental assistance program offered to businesses in Marion County. EarthWISE certification recognizes businesses in Marion County that have made a commitment to environmentally friendly practices. Businesses that immediately or over time meet pre-established criteria in the EarthWISE focus areas earn the EarthWISE Certification. Certification is for three years and becoming EarthWISE certified is a great way to showcase our environmental commitment to our riders and the community.
As a public transportation agency, Cherriots leads the way to a healthier environment for the residents of Marion County, and the State of Oregon. Recycling programs, the utilization of alternative fuels, and clean diesel technology are just a few of the ways Cherriots has made intentional changes to its operations to achieve its mission of sustainability. We also want to live our mission by not only providing a world-class customer service experience, but by also being sustainable and doing our part to ensure our services bring environmentally conscious and sustainable values to our community.
EarthWISE certification is a portion of this commitment and the employee-led Sustainability Committee will be working on ways we can all improve our sustainability efforts at work and in the community.
General Manager Allan Pollock gave an interview about our award on KMUZ's show "Waste Matters." Click the button below to hear it: