The Oregon Association of Nurseries, based in Wilsonville, represents more than 1,300 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Oregon's ornamental horticulture industry is the state's largest agricultural commodity, with annual sales of nearly $1 billion. For information visit our Web site at www.oan.org or call 503-682-5089.
The Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For 40 years we've been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home. Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxics, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms. Find out more at www.oeconline.org.
The Climate Friendly Nurseries Project has developed and collected a number of tools to assist nurseries with reducing their energy and resource use, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Measure: Our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Tool 2.11 was developed specifically for nurseries by Ecova Consulting. This tool will help you calculate and track your resource and energy use, and measure reductions in use, costs and greenhouse gases over time. The tool also contains a simple return on investment calculator to help nurseries evaluate portential efficiency projects.
If you’re using an Apple computer, please use this version of the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool.
Bottom Line: Our links to a variety of tools will help you with energy and resource use efficiency, GHG reductions, and determining return on investment for various best management practices.