How Hillsboro, Oregon Commits to a Sustainable Environment

Sustainability had always been a necessity to humanity. With the emerging changes in the environment, adaptation to survive is a must.

This is one of series of articles dedicated to the home our our new clinic location in Hillsboro!

In the city of Hillsboro, Oregon, the council, along with its residents, are committed to making efforts in achieving a sustainable future. The end goal is to provide a satisfying and healthy work environment for its citizens while reducing its impact on the physical nature of the community.

Hillsboro Sustainability Task Force

The Hillsboro Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) symbolizes a significant milestone in Hillsboro’s history, creating measurable, attainable long-term environmental aims and indicators in energy, waste management, and resource conservation.

The driving force to create the ESP came from the Hillsboro community itself and identified it as a top priority in 2010. After two years, the Mayoral-appointed Hillsboro Sustainability Task Force was established to develop the plan.

The task force continues to supervise the execution of the Environmental Sustainability Plan, including giving support to its community partners, yearly reporting progress, and adapting to changes.

Air Quality

The air quality in Hillsboro doesn’t always meet the health-based federal standards, particularly in winter. Hence, to protect its residents, the Hillsboro City Council passed an ordinance to reduce wood burning during times of weak air quality periods and to alleviate yard debris burning.

The primary source of very fine particulate emissions (PM2.5 pollution) is residential wood burning in fireplaces and woodstoves. Other causes include prescribed forest burning, yard debris burning, cars and trucks, road and construction dust, and commercial boilers.

The PM2.5 pollution is regulated to certify that the allowed levels are not exceeded so that the whole community is not exposed to the risk of health impacts like asthma, pulmonary and respiratory conditions.

The wood smoke ordinance allows Hillsboro to communicate an everyday color-coded air quality advisory between November 1 and March 1.

Green signifies that the air is healthy. There shall be no restrictions. Yellow states that the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. There will be voluntary limitations on a wood stove and fireplace use. If it goes red, it also means that the air is unhealthy, but there shall be a strict restriction on fireplace and wood stove use unless exempted.

Solid Waste

There are six private collection companies (also known as haulers) providing solid waste and recycling services in Hillsboro, Oregon. Franchise details are all provided in the Hillsboro Municipal Code section 6.08. Every hauler supplies services to a particular geographic area of the city.

The impetus of the franchise system is to guarantee that all residents and businesses are charged with similar rates for services, regardless of where they live or work.


Along with sustainability comes the importance of recycling. This helps preserve resources available and reduce the impact of processing these resources on our planet.

In the city of Hillsboro, it’s not enough to just recycle but recycle the proper way to make the efforts count.

As enticing as it can be to automatically place a clamshell container, plastic deli tray, and other items marked with recycling symbols in with your mixed recycling, it’s vital to only put appropriate materials in your curbside roll carts and recycling bins.


Working together to provide a sustainable future for the residents of Hillsboro, Oregon offers a meaningful and positive impact on the community and plays a vital role in its city’s program’s success.

Help make the city a better place to live, play and work by volunteering now!


Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Electric vehicles are a hundred percent eco-friendly because they are powered by electrically powered engines. It doesn’t emit smoke or toxic gases in the environment for it runs on a clean energy source.

In the year 2009, Hillsboro installed its first of 35 EV charging stations downtown. If you happen to have an electric vehicle and need to charge, there are several chargers and sites to choose from.

Solar Energy

The primary Hillsboro Solar Advantage starts with job opportunities. As being home to the largest solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., Hillsboro has an edge in the New Energy Economy. Aside from employment perks, the city’s use of solar energy provides its citizen a renewable energy source – the sun.

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Ana Lucia Pinheiro
Ana Lucia Pinheiro
02:18 20 Oct 17
This place is amazing. I am so happy I found Stride Strong PT. Alice pays attention to all of the details, she watches every single move I make, my posture, and the way I move through every exercise. She is very knowledgeable, she was able to pin-point the problems in my back and she has a plan to help me become stronger where I need. The place is brand new, huge, and has nice exercise machines. I tried a few physical therapists in the area, and Alice is TOP, second to none, and I feel super lucky to have found her. Highly recommended!!
Prashant Gupta
Prashant Gupta
01:00 02 Oct 17
Dr. Alice at Stride Strong is one of the best PTs I have come across. Her attention to detail and assessment of the root cause of injury is very good. She is excellent in evaluating pain patterns and giving a training schedule for a rehab & injury prevention, she is extremely knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend Stride Strong to anyone looking for PT. It is easily the best PT clinics in Hillsboro area.
steven zollin
steven zollin
20:57 14 Sep 17
Highly recommend Stride Strong Physical Therapy , Alice showed me proper form to assist in recovery with my shoulder and is very knowledgeable.
Lindsay Nied
Lindsay Nied
23:33 18 Dec 17
I recently had a massage from Joel at the Hillsboro location. He was able to work on an ongoing issue I have been experiencing with my back after a sports injury, and I left feeling so much better. The whole facility looked incredible, and everyone I met was friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Stride Strong for massage and physical therapy.
JoAnn Hatch
JoAnn Hatch
08:20 08 Nov 17
Dr. Sydney is by far the absolute best physical therapist I've worked with ever! Her expertise in designing highly effective and efficient exercise plans is beyond compare. I feel so much better as my strength and function increases. She comes up with the most brilliant and fun ideas to motivate. To my delight she even offered to come to my home in Vancouver and work with me on my own equipment including a Stott Pilates Reformer. Talk about going above and beyond! Couldn't be more grateful I found her!!!
Clare Perry
Clare Perry
21:58 23 Oct 17
A full hour of a dedicated PT professional's time without aides or techs? That's just one of the things that sets this clinic apart from others. Competent, professional, and amiable, Dr. Alice Holland and her team are the best in the area. While I generally see them at the Cedar Mill Clinic on Cornell, situational constraints took me to their new Hillsboro clinic today near Intel Jones Farm. Beautifully furnished, spacious with easy parking and access. May you continue to grow and thrive, Stride Strong!
Joyce Heideman
Joyce Heideman
08:28 11 May 18
After foot surgery I went to Stride Strong for therapy with Alice Holland. She helped me reach my full mobility again by continuously introducing new and challenging exercises. The entire staff is friendly and professional. They are always on time and do not rush. I look forward to doing 1/2 marathons again and riding my recumbent trike. Thank you Stride Strong for your care and high level of expertise.
Suad Daher
Suad Daher
20:48 28 Feb 18
The best physical therapy ever. Both JP and Sydney were a great PT, they helped me understand how I can help treat my injury and how it may have caused. And also they informed about so many techniques that I can use to help my injuries or any other injuries I get in the near future. They are both friendly and nice to talk too, and verbunformative. And there is also Krystal, she is the best front desk receptionist ever, she is nice and friendly and can easily manage your schedule based on the patients comfort if they want to schedule or not. She can help and she replies fast to any patients email. And she is easy to talk to. Thank you Stride Strong Physical Therapy.
Amanda O'Rourke
Amanda O'Rourke
21:38 15 Jun 18
In just a month I've seen great progress! I've been incorporating the exercises taught to me into my daily workout routine. Im very happy with my continued results.
Albert Szal
Albert Szal
23:43 10 Jun 18
Mary Szal here: I've had three sessions with Brittany at the Hillsboro location. I can say that she has been the most effective and instructive physical therapist I've ever experienced. Her personality, energy, knowledge and results are top notch.
Osa Phiangdae
Osa Phiangdae
00:05 22 Mar 18
Awesome place for PT. Hillsboro location has plenty of parking and very spacious. I had the pleasure to work mostly with Dr. Alice Holland and JP. I came in with a shoulder injury and thank goodness they understood what I was going through. They are the best of what they do, I would recommend Stride Strong to anyone who needs PT.
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