Earth Day celebration post

5 Quick Steps to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today

Happy Earth Day!

Let’s admit it. Our lives are hectic. There’s barely enough time in the day to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, much less to examine our everyday routines for improvement. Luckily, Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect and create crucial changes. Established in 1970, Earth Day is an international event dedicated to protecting the environment.

Here at RRC, we believe making small changes can make a large impact. Join us in recognizing our carbon footprints and finding quick, simple ways to improve. Make a commitment to change 5 areas in your daily routine that can reduce your carbon footprint today. Eventually, they’ll become part of your newly improved, eco-conscious routine.

Here are 5 quick steps to reduce your carbon footprint today:
1. Unplug: Your electronics and charging cords use energy even when not in use. Unplug them!
2. Use the elements: Try a clothes line instead of the machine to dry your wash.
3. Go paperless: Switch to electronic bills, newspaper, and/or magazine subscriptions.
4. Organic: Use local, organic produce to reduce shipping waste.
5. Consciously use less: Take a shorter shower. Buy less new items. Give up meat for one day a week. Buy only what you need.

Beyond the above 5, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Something as simple as changing a lightbulb can make a difference. Try something new this Earth Day!

Leadership Quote Series

In honor of RRC’s 10 Year Anniversary, the RRC co-founders and Ken Ripper, RRC President, share their reflections on RRC’s past decade of growth and change from incorporation in 2007 to today.

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Thank you from RRC

This year, we are proud to announce that RRC will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. Incorporated in 2007, the company has evolved from Renewable Resource Consultants, focusing on industrial wind energy, to RRC Power & Energy, servicing several engineering industries and services.

We couldn’t be prouder of the successes we have celebrated over the past 10 years and look forward to celebrating this anniversary with all of you. No matter the length of your tenure as a client, your dedication and support has left an impression on the company and helped us reach this milestone.

Reflecting our dedication to innovation, we plan to celebrate the occasion by both honoring the company’s history as well as sharing our future and long term goals.

We believe that an integral element of any successful business is a healthy relationship with the surrounding community. In honor of our anniversary, we will be offering a volunteering program internally throughout 2017 called 10 for 10. The program gives our employees the opportunity to volunteer 10 hours of service in honor of our 10 years in service.

We welcome you to celebrate with us throughout 2017 by following our social media and website blog as we release celebratory information. Join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or, to subscribe to our email content, click here. 

Thank you to our valued clients and partners for your continued commitment and confidence in RRC. We cannot wait to see what the next 10 years have in store.


RRC Board of Directors


Engineering Magic for a Child

“We all have a desire to see children succeed,” explains Logan Russell, RRC Electrical Design Engineer, “and because we are making this for a child with disabilities, it is especially rewarding to provide them an opportunity they would not otherwise have, with something unique built just for them.”

Four of our Tualatin, OR employees, Logan Russell, Nicole Wehner, John Moffit, and Tanya Johnston are donating their time and imagination to Magic Wheelchair, a nonprofit organization that organizes volunteers to transform the wheelchair of a child. The recipient is able to choose which character or theme they like and the build team sets to work!

Team RRC will be designing for Jesse, 12 years old, who wanted his chair transformed into a spy smart car! Jesse unveiled his new wheels February 18, 2017 at Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, OR. The spy car is equipped with features even James Bond would envy including electrical components and a working radio.

“Our company encourages and supports us to do volunteer work, especially in our own community,” adds Logan. “Volunteering with Magic Wheelchair provides a great way for us to help children using our skills in electrical engineering.”10for10

In honor of RRC’s 10 year anniversary, the company is offering a year-long volunteering program called “10 for 10”. The program gives employees, like the build team from Tualatin, the opportunity to volunteer 10 hours of service in honor of our 10 years in service.

The organization and RRC’s build group were featured in the local Tualatin paper, Tualatin Life. Read the feature here.

To learn more about Magic Wheelchair, visit their website.

Congratulations to everyone that participated!


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