MetroEast Community Media has been designated a GREAT Business by the City of Gresham. The Gresham Resource Efficiency Assistance To (GREAT) Businesses program helps businesses conserve natural resources, protect the local environment and help the bottom line.
We have been awarded their highest-level award which is set aside for businesses that go above and beyond in many ways. We were recognized by the green GREAT Businesses Award, for the following criteria:
- Setting up recycling containers with clear signage
- Training employees on what is recyclable
- Preventing waste through actions such as using durable dishware and double-sided printing.
- Selecting recycled content items when purchasing, such as 30% post-consumer recycled content copy paper.
- Preventing pollution in streams and rivers through actions such as regular catch basin cleaning.
- Using energy efficiently by upgrading all facility lighting to LED.
- Conserving water by using low flow fixtures.
- Utilizing proper wastewater management practices, such as grease trap cleaning or biodegradable cleaners.
- Converting entire facility roof to solar panels.