Oregon’s First Green Certified Bus Company Wins Sustainable Tourism Award

Northwest Navigator, the Northwest’s first Green Certified Motocoach company, was recently nominated for the Washington County Visitors Association’s 2011 Stakeholder Awards for Sustainable Tourism.

This award is given each year to an individual, business or organization that demonstrates an understanding of their impact on the natural and cultural resources of Washington County in meeting the needs of present visitors while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future. “We’re very pleased to receive this acknowledgement of our continuing efforts to conduct business without leaving a heavy footprint on the environment,” said Roxanne Gillis, President of NW Navigator Luxury Coaches.  “Sustainable practices are our personal philosophy and business philosophy, and what drives our decisions as both individuals and as a company.”

Northwest Navigator provides travelers with high quality, reliable, luxury transportation for groups aboard its late-model, biodiesel fueled fleet.  Additionally, the company was named as #6 of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Portland, and the Portland Business Journal honored it as being one of Portland’s Top Women-Owned Businesses in 2012. Its Green certification was given by the Green Coach Certification Research initiative (GCC) as part of a multi-year project being developed at the University of Vermont, in close collaboration with the American Bus Association (ABA) and the United Motorcoach Association (UMA).

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