Green Business

"The goal was to recognize businesses “for their investments and contributions to operate in a more environmentally responsible way through sustainable practices.”

Avondale is not only growing fast, it’s also growing green.

Avondale launched a Certified Green Business Program last fall. The goal was to recognize businesses “for their investments and contributions to operate in a more environmentally responsible way through sustainable practices.”

It’s off to a good start, according to Hether Krause, manager of Avondale’s Environmental and Sustainability Program.

“The program is going well and continuing to grow,” said Krause. “We have a diverse group of businesses in the Certified Green Business Program.”

According to Krause, here are the first 13 “certified green” businesses:

• AAEC Early College High Schools

• Batteries & Bulbs

• Colados

• Danny’s Avondale Truck Wash

• Farmers Insurance

• Hilton Garden Inn

• Homewood Suites by Hilton

• ISM Raceway

• King Koil

• Scale & Feather Meadery

• St. John Paul II Catholic High School

• Stotz Equipment

• We Olive

The certificate “means that your business has made a commitment to go above and beyond basic environmental requirements,” according to avondaleaz.gov.

“Businesses that join the program will have access to training and new information that will keep them up-to-date with the latest sustainability practices.

For more information, email greenbusiness@avondaleaz.gov.