SBO announces finalists for Innovation in Sustainability awards

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  • The 2012 Innovation in Sustainability Awards will be announced Nov. 16. Click through to meet the finalists.  

  • Bee Local, maker of hyper-local honey, is a finalist for Sustainable Product. 

  • EcoZoom, maker of healthier cookstoves, is a finalist for Sustainable Product. 

  • Lucid Energy, maker of energy-generating water pipe turbines, is a finalist for Sustainable Product.

  • Boly:Welch, a recruiting and consulting firm, is a finalist for Sustainable Operations. 

  • Hawthorne Auto Clinic, a car repair shop, is a finalist for Sustainable Operations.

  • Keen Inc., maker of shoes, socks and bags, is a finalist for Sustainable Operations. 

  • Bamboo Sushi, a certified sustainable sushi restaurant with two locations in Portland, is a finalist for Sustainable Supply Chain. 

  • Kettle Brand, maker of potato chips, is a finalist for Sustainable Supply Chain. 

  • Sustainable Harvest, a socially responsible coffee importer, is a finalist for Sustainable Supply Chain.

  • The Freshwater Trust, a river conservation nonprofit, is a finalist for for Sustainable Business Advocacy.

  • The Green Sports Alliance, a nonprofit working with sports teams to lessen the industry's impact on the environment, is a finalist for Sustainable Business Advocacy.

  • Oregon Wave Energy Trust, an industry support nonprofit working to advance wave energy in Oregon, is a finalist for Sustainable Business Advocacy.