Posted by Cascadia Consulting
October 15, 2014 (Seattle, WA) – Cascadia Consulting Group, a professional services firm that develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges, is honored to be recognized by King County Executive Dow Constantine as the 2014 Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year.
As one of three finalists in the sustainability category, Cascadia was recognized by the Executive’s office for its excellence in creating and implementing sustainable business practices. Cascadia’s Green Team ensures that the company “walks the talk” of sustainability and has helped to promote a near-zero waste office, encouraged the use of high-efficiency lighting systems and reused or sustainably sourced materials during a recent remodel, and supports environmentally conscious choices in company purchases. In addition, Cascadia provides subsidized mass transit passes for commuting, makes shared company vehicles available for offsite work, and provides facilities that enable employees to commute by biking, walking, or running. Cascadia’s employees are also deeply involved in the local sustainability community outside of work, including being active in Greendrinks, speaking at conferences and community events, and volunteering on habitat restoration projects.
In addition to its internal practices, Cascadia helps its clients undertake important and challenging projects that have a widespread impact on improving the local and global environment. In the Seattle area alone, Cascadia has helped over 10,000 businesses reduce energy, waste, and pollution while saving money, served 2,000 homes through energy efficiency retrofit programs, and trained more than 3,000 landscape professionals in sustainable, environmentally responsible land care practices. Cascadia also actively seeks out projects that target communities traditionally underserved by sustainability programs and employs a team of specially trained outreach specialists who are fluent in Vietnamese, Thai, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish to engage with these populations.
“This award highlights the ways in which Cascadia is constantly working towards making a positive difference for the environment, both through our internal actions as well as through the innovative and impactful work our clients undertake,” said Francis Icasiano, CEO of Cascadia Consulting Group. “Cascadia has been a sustainability leader in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years, and it’s an honor to be recognized by the County for our efforts.”
Cascadia Consulting Group Inc. develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Cascadia’s mission is to pioneer a sustainable future, making a positive difference for our clients, our community, and the environment. To learn more about Cascadia’s services and practice areas, please visit us at www.cascadiaconsulting.com.