Awards and honors

Some awards we have won over the years…


People & Planet Award – Won $5,000 for our Zero Waste practices to fund a new delivery bicycle. After becoming a finalist chosen by a panel of judges, award votes are opened to nation-wide participation.
Awarded by Green America.

RE:think Business Certification – Although not an award, this is an acknowledgement for our work: Businesses achieve RE:think Business Certification through BRING Recycling by practicing conservation and efficiency actions across five categories:

  • Materials and waste management

  • Energy efficiency and conservation

  • Water conservation

  • Water quality

  • Purchasing


Emerald Award for Environmental Values – Runner Up – Demonstrating the important connection between the success of local businesses and the quality of life in our ommunity.
Awarded by Eugene/Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Trashbuster from the Start Award – For our commitment to Zero Waste since 1981 (over 30 years).
Awarded by Lane County.

Business Commute Challenge 2012 – Substantial number of co-workers walking or biking to work for the week of the challenge.
Awarded by Business Commute Challenge.


100 Best Green Companies in Oregon – 3rd Place – 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.
Awarded by Oregon Business Magazine.

Business League 2011 – Recognized for their contribution to protecting community and environmental health through pesticide reform.
Awarded by Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

Emerald Award for Growth – Outstanding contribution to the Eugene-Springfield area that contributes to its vitality and quality of life through sustainable business practices.
Awarded by Eugene/Springfield Chamber of Commerce.


Bold Steps – For taking Bold Steps to Sustainability.
Awarded by City of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy.

100 Best Green Companies in Oregon – 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.
Awarded by Oregon Business Magazine.

Award for Excellence – Wholesaler – Excellence in the category of Wholesaler.
Awarded by Oregon Organic Coalition.

Regional Award of Merit for Economic Enhancement – Charlie Tilt of HW is recognized for the company’s many positive contributions to the well-being and livability of the Eugene-Springfield community Lane County region.
Awarded by Lane Metro Partnership & Lane Council of Governments.

Terra Madre Conference Delegates – Charlie and Julie Tilt chosen as delegates for the 2010 Terra Madre Conference in Turin, Italy.
Chosen by Slow Food Eugene.


Communitarian Award – Dedication to the natural foods community.
Awarded by Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance.


Progressive Pollinator Award – Commitment to supporting the local food economy, building community and keeping it close to home.
Awarded by Provender Alliance.


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