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jvc northwest named one of 100 best green companies to work for

JVC Northwest has been named one of the 2013 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine! 442 Oregon companies and nonprofits participated in the Best Green Companies survey that determined this ranking. This recognition shows that JVC Northwest has implemented a variety of green policies, JVC Northwest staff intentionally participates in sustainable practices, and the Oregon Business Magazine believes our commitment to these practices is exceptional!

This is the fourth year in a row that JVC Northwest has received this recognition.

Some of the specific practices of JVC Northwest staff members in our office include:100Green13logo

  • recycling and composting
  • turning off lights when there’s available light
  • installing low-flow toilets
  • using recycled materials for commonly used office supplies
  • managing a community garden used by staff members and neighbors
  • planting native plants around our office building
  • using high efficiency furnaces in cold months; not using air conditioning in warm months
  • implementing a staff “Green Team” to assess improvements for our sustainability and ecological impact

JVC Northwest has a commitment to promoting ecological justice and sustainability, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts!

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"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

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Zayna Abusada

JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.