About Us - Business Operations
Sustainability for all the places between the buildings.
Benefit Company

Green Girl Land Development Solutions is an official Oregon Benefit Company called Green Girl Land Development Solutions LLC!

Benefit companies have a legal structure that allows for-profit businesses to act on behalf of the public good on social and environmental issues. This structure became effective Jan 2, 2014 and the exciting new legislation was celebrated by the 29 inaugural businesses in a signing ceremony with Kate Brown, our Secretary of State and a number of other key legislators and others who worked to make this legislation possible. Click here for the press release to see who else became one of the first 29 businesses in Oregon to declare this status, which is a record number of businesses registering on the first day in any of the states so far that have this legislation!

2015 Benefit Company Report

2014 Benefit Company Report

Maria Cahill gratefully accepting her B enefit Company certificate from Oregon Secretary of State, Kate Brown

I'll ride my bike first if I can (sometimes I will deem it unsafe), then take public transportation or some combination of those, then I'll try to carpool. After that, I'll drive. I'll fly if I absolutely must (like going to Hawaii) or will try to combine trips with visits to friends and family back East. The walking trips are generally local trips, but I might choose to walk while away on a business trip, too.


I faithfully turn everything off if I'm going to be away from my desk for more than an hour. I have a lovely daylit office space with compact flourescents for the winter. My computers are set to go to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. I buy 100% green power.

I'm as paperless as possible, including billing and marketing. When I need to print something out, even my business cards, it's on salvaged paper from SCRAP or another office somewhere. When I need to mail something, I salvage the envelopes out of my junk mail and put stickers over them. On the rare occasion I feel it's necessary to print something on clean paper, I print double-sided and on minimum 30% recycled paper.
Green Girl has been recognized by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development as recipient of the RecycleWorks award.
I'm dedicated to the health of our community and volunteer regularly for non-profits. See my Community Involvement page to see what I'm up to.
When purchasing goods and services, I try to buy local and from minority businesses as certified by the Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Businesses.
Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost. This web site was designed with a black background and white text because a rumor was spread by Blackle that it reduced greenhouse gas emissions, but that turned out to be a big fat lie debunked by actual experimentation AND... people had trouble reading my website, so I changed it to white. It's still hosted by Dreamhost, a carbon neutral company. Please consider the environment when printing this or mailing me things or traveling to see me for a meeting or... ohhhh, just do your best and change your practices when you learn something new.

Updated 9 Jan 2015