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The City of Portland, Oregon

Sustainability at Work

Providing free tools and expertise to achieve your goals

Phone: 503-823-7037


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About Us

Sustainability at Work was formed in 2007 as a solution for businesses lacking in time, budget and expertise and who want to improve their environmental practices. The program’s services have been informed by national and local research, input from hundreds of Portland businesses and by the technical expertise of our partners. Since its launch, the program has helped thousands of Portland businesses advance green initiatives in the workplace — from small start-ups and nonprofits to large corporations.

Sustainability at Work Staff

When you sign up for our program, you will be contacted by one of our Sustainability Advisors who will serve as your sustainability expert. Our Advisors have widely varied and diverse backgrounds, which enables us to match you with the best possible contact for your specific type of organization. 

Genevieve Joplin

Genevieve brings more than seven years establishing successful recycling and composting programs with businesses. Genevieve offers assistance across many technical areas—including energy, water and transportation. She is skilled at conducting staff trainings and is well-versed in industry practices at event centers, grocery stores, restaurants and hotels.

Paul de Block

With seventeen years of experience in resource efficiency, Paul has helped hundreds of businesses reduce their environmental impacts. His current focus is on assisting restaurants, caterers, commissaries and other commercial kitchens. Every dollar saved on energy, water and sewer costs strengthens a kitchen’s profitability.

Lindsey Maser

As a certified Master Recycler, Lindsey is well-versed in the intricacies of recycling, composting and creative re-use opportunities and loves to see the great work Portland organizations are doing in all three areas. She is happy to answer questions (Can this be recycled?), provide resources (recycling boxes, signs), connect you with other experts and resources or help you promote your certification.