ACHS Ranked #12 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

American College of Healthcare Sciences Ranked #12 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

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Portland, OR—June 11, 2015On May 27, 2015, ACHS was named number 12 out of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. This is a special honor as 2015 is the institution’s first year of participation in the annual survey of sustainable business practices.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has a 37-year history of demonstrating commitment to sustainable education from its business practices to ensuring that all of its academic and retail products are ethically sourced and produced using environmentally conscious methods. 

“We were so honored when Oregon Business magazine announced that we achieved number 12 out of 100 sustainable Oregon companies,” says ACHS Director of Operations Tracey Abell, who attended the Oregon Business award luncheon on May 27. “Everyone at ACHS has worked hard to create a sustainable workplace, and it means so much to staff to be recognized for this employee-driven commitment.”

ACHS’s ongoing green initiatives—including office-wide composting and Oregon Tilth Certified Organic status—are outlined on the College website at (Pictured above right: Tiffany Stout (ACHS Production Lead) waters the ACHS Botanical Teaching Garden using the rain barrel water collection system, one of the many green practices ACHS values on campus.)

“Our College mission is to educate our students and greater communities to live healthier lives. This includes being good stewards of Mother Earth,” says ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen. “I’m proud of the ACHS staff and faculty who have demonstrated a commitment to green values and practices and have recognized the impact of our everyday environmental habits.”

To learn more about ACHS’s ranking with Oregon Business 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon, click here, call (800) 487-8839, or email For more information about accredited undergraduate and graduate holistic health and wellness programs, contact ACHS Admissions at (800) 487-8839 or visit

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978. View our Alumni in Action online at ACHS is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACHS is a Green America Gold Certified Business and has received Oregon Tilth Organic Certification. ACHS and the College store, the Apothecary Shoppe, sources all products and academic materials with care, compassion, and a commitment to environmental stewardship for generations to come. ACHS is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields, such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. For more information visit