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A Local Green Company

A Local Green Company



An example of an advanced ESL student's project on a sustainable local company. The assignment was to find a company that claims to be green. Do research and interview workers to see if the claims ...

An example of an advanced ESL student's project on a sustainable local company. The assignment was to find a company that claims to be green. Do research and interview workers to see if the claims are true.



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    • RESEARCH OF LOCAL COMPANY ~ BURGERVILLE~ Sustainability by Mina ***
    • Contents
      • About “Burgerville”
      • How to promote sustainability?
      • Recycle project
      • Renewable energy
      • A tuition reimbursement program
      • Health care
      • Local economy
      • Partner companies and local food resources
    • Burgerville
      • Began in the 1961 by Gorge Propstra, a Dutch immigrant in Vancouver.
      • Now;
        • It has 39 restaurants in Washington and Oregon.
        • More restaurants are in the planning stages.
        • 1500 employees work.
    • Mission and Motto
      • Mission; “Serve With Love”
        • Reach out
        • Start a conversation
        • Share a smile
        • Create a memory
        • Inspire hope
      • Motto; “Fresh, Local, Sustainable”
        • Through their partnerships with local businesses, farms and producers.
        • Contribute to make healthy community.
    • How to promote sustainability?
      • Enlightenment through sign, flyer, websites etc…
      • Participate in “PGE (Portland General Electric utility).”
      • Being eco-friendly
        • Recycle project
        • Renewable energy
      • Train employees to have sustainable ideas.
        • Inform all employees of new products by news letters.
    • Recycle Project
      • The initiative;
        • Started by Ms.Wilson, an assistant restaurant manager.
        • Only in her one restaurant
        • As a result, more than 50 % of its waste was reduced.
      • Now; “Recycling and Composing Program”
        • Goal; to divert 85% of its waste out of landfills by the end of 2008
        • Target; the entire chain (39 restaurants)
        • By the first five months of 2008;
          • 35 restaurants recycle everything made from plastic, glass, paper and tin
          • 14 of these are doing both recycling and composting
        • Each restaurants has own employee-led system.
    • Cooking Oil Recycle
      • Convert the used fat free oil to biodiesel fuel
      • Recycled 3400 gallons of oil in each month
      • Conversion are handled by Oregon companies
        • The dollars and the produced energy stay.
    • Renewable Energy
      • All restaurants use 100% wind power credits from wind farms located through out Oregon .
      • Advantages to use wind power;
        • Reduce green gas emission and keep air clean.
        • Help to produce the revenue of local government
          • the government imposes a tax to management.
        • Create jobs for local people to maintain both machines and the area.
        • Farmers who loan the area can get money constantly.
        • Company itself can make its own name more popular and bigger as a sustainable company.
    • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
      • Purpose;
        • “ There can be no healthy family or community without strong, lively, healthy people.”
        • To accomplish its mission, “Serve with love.”
        • To raise reliable, creative leaders.
      • In a training center called “CRCL (Center for Responsible Community Leadership),”
      • For managers (qualified for coursework)
      • Coaching and mentoring services by business coaches.
      • Spends $3500 for education scholarship program of each year.
    • To be a reliable leader;
      • Keeping up with the fast change of the world.
      • Breaking old habits and taking risks.
      • Seeking new skills and pushing personal limits.
      • Being creative and flexible.
      • Burgerville tries to grow up these kinds of leaders.
    • Health Care
      • Employees can be paid more than 90% of the cost of their and their dependents’ medical bill.
      • It costs $15 per a month.
      • As a result;
        • It has reduced its turnover rate from 108% to 54%
          • (60% of employees who work in the fast food restaurant field are not offered any medical care.)
        • It can contribute to keep their community healthy.
    • Working with local companies
      • Build up a chain to extend the impact of sustainability.
      • Benign circling good for business and sustainable
      • Reduction of fuel using
      • Reduce green gas emission
      • Less payment for gas
      • More stable than other style of business
      • Business situation is more stable
      • Increasing tax income for local Government
    • Business partner
      • Local companies
      • Bornstein Seafood — smoked salmon  Astoria, OR;   www. bornstein .com
      • Chez Gourmet — vegetarian burgers  Lake Oswego, OR; www. chezgourmet .com
      • Country Natural Beef — natural hamburger beef, natural hot dogs Oregon;  www. oregoncountrybeef .com     Franz, — rolls Portland, OR; www. usbakery .com
      • Fulton Provisions Co. — beef processing   Portland, OR  
      • Green power companies
      • Canby Utility Board
      • City of Centralia
      • City of Monmouth
      • Columbia Rivers Public Utility District
      • Cowlitz Public Utility District
      • Sustainability Partners
      • Cedar Grove Composting  — Commercial composting Maple Valley, WA;  www.cedar-grove.com
      • City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development  — Composting and recycling program support Portland, OR;  www.portlandonline.com/osd  
      • EcoTrust Food and Farms  — Local food systems innovation Portland, OR;  www.ecotrust.org/foodfarms   Food Alliance  — Third party sustainable agriculture and food processing certification Portland, OR;  www.foodalliance.org   SeQuential Biofuels  — Cooking oil recycling into biofuel Portland, Oregon;   www.sqbiofuels.com  
      • Partners for Seasonal Items
      • Harry's  — fresh fruit processing Portland, OR;  www.harrysfresh.com
      • Hazelnut Growers of OR  — hazelnut meal Cornelius, OR;  www.oregonhazelnuts.org
      • Keystone   — Walla Walla Sweet Onions Walla Walla, WA;  www.keystonefruit.com  
      • Liepold Farms  — fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries Boring, OR;  www.liepoldfarms.com  
      • Stahlbush Island Farms  — fresh pumpkin Corvallis, OR;   www.stahlbush.com  
    • Conclusion
      • Burgerville is engaged in a sustainable business;
        • working with local sustainable partners.
        • educating employee for ideas of sustainability.
        • participating in renewable energy and recycle program.
        • valuing communication or corporation with local communities and make them healthy and lively.
      • It shows us a model business which has a potential to improve our communities, environment, and society.