The Northwest’s Favorite Green Collar Company

Every year, the Seattle Times ( puts together “The People’s Picks” of the best Seattle-area companies to work for.

This year, a new category was introduced for the favorite Green Collar Company, with the winner being Herrera Environmental Consultants. Herrera was chosen for their balance of local environmental work and far-reaching international projects, as well as their internal ability to “walk the talk”.

Herrera Environmental Consultants is a consulting firm that provides environmental and engineering services to both public and private clients. They believe in contributing to a safer, more sustainable world through volunteer work and education. Herrera was a finalist in five other categories this year as well, and won the category for the most Eco-Friendly company in last year’s 2008 People’s Picks awards.

It is great to see green-collar companies earning a bigger spotlight in the mainstream, and I hope that the trend continues. As solar contractors, A&R Solar and our competitors are about as green-collared as they come. We’d like to congratulate Sunergy Systems for being a 2009 People’s Picks finalist – we’ll be rooting for you guys next year!