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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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  • 1. RESEARCH OF LOCAL COMPANY ~ BURGERVILLE~ Sustainability by Mina ***
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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  
  • 14.
    • Green power companies
    • Canby Utility Board
    • City of Centralia
    • City of Monmouth
    • Columbia Rivers Public Utility District
    • Cowlitz Public Utility District
  • 15.
    • Sustainability Partners
    • Cedar Grove Composting  — Commercial composting Maple Valley, WA;
    • City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development  — Composting and recycling program support Portland, OR;  
    • EcoTrust Food and Farms  — Local food systems innovation Portland, OR;   Food Alliance  — Third party sustainable agriculture and food processing certification Portland, OR;   SeQuential Biofuels  — Cooking oil recycling into biofuel Portland, Oregon;  
  • 16.
    • Partners for Seasonal Items
    • Harry's  — fresh fruit processing Portland, OR;
    • Hazelnut Growers of OR  — hazelnut meal Cornelius, OR;
    • Keystone   — Walla Walla Sweet Onions Walla Walla, WA;  
    • Liepold Farms  — fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries Boring, OR;  
    • Stahlbush Island Farms  — fresh pumpkin Corvallis, OR;  
  • 17. 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.