Hummingbird Wholesale is an organic food distribution company known for developing partnerships with local farmers and for being thought-leaders in the food industry. In addition to providing a wide array of organic foods, and a comprehensive employee benefits package, Hummingbird Wholesale recently constructed the Mahonia Building, a mixed use project that is the largest straw bale commercial building in Oregon which incorporated reused and recycled materials throughout its construction.
Hummingbird Wholesale gets to take the Bold Steps trophy to display for one year. For the City of Eugene, sustainability means considering and balancing all three aspects of the triple bottom line – people, planet and prosperity – to address the community’s present needs without compromising future generations. The Bold Steps award recognizes businesses that embody this vision and are taking bold steps in each area of the triple bottom line.
To qualify for consideration for the Bold Steps award, businesses must be located in Eugene, and certified through the rethink program, offered through BRING Recycling. Through rethink, businesses receive free, on-site consultation to reduce waste and save money.