american college of healthcare sciences - 100 best green workplaces in oregonPORTLAND, Ore.—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an industry leader in innovative, online holistic health education, has been named by Oregon Business magazine one of the 2015 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.

Based on its widely recognized 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project, the 100 Best Green Workplaces are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices. (More information is available at

This ranking shows that ACHS has successfully implemented and maintained a variety of green policies—including Oregon Tilth Certified Organic status, office-wide composting, and a rain barrel water collection system—and that its employees place a high value on sustainable practices. Four hundred thirty-four companies and nonprofits participated, and more than 17,000 employees completed the survey.

“We’re proud of this recognition as all of us here at the ACHS campus are committed to sustainable practices and principles,” said Dorene Petersen, the president and founder of ACHS. “I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the entire ACHS team who have worked hard at identifying and implementing many sustainable green practices throughout the campus. We are dedicated to providing the very best engaging online holistic health education and organic natural products through the ACHS college store [and] the Apothecary Shoppe, and we will continue to make environmentally and socially conscious choices, expanding our green business practices.”

Awards to the Top 10 Green Workplaces and detailed company rankings will be announced on May 27, 2015, and published in the June 2015 issue of Oregon Business magazine.

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American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) 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 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 about ACHS programs, visit