Oregon Website Design practices green/sustainable business techniques including the following:
- Company car used to visit customers on site is an Electric Hybrid with a mpg rating of 70 mpg! and the lowest emission rating of any car made besides an all electric car.
- We use rechargeable AA batteries for all computer accessories. Estimated AA Batteries kept out of landfill per year= 200+ batteries.
- AA batteries are recharged by a solar re charger built from recycled solar lawn lights.
- All overhead lights in home offices are LED and/or compact fluorescent bulbs.
- All overhead lighting at main office is fluorescent and are automatically shut off when there is no motion in the room.
- We invoice using Electronic invoicing only.
- All Employees work primarily from their home offices. 4 less vehicles on the roads for the morning & evening commutes.
- We turn off all workstations, printers and other equipment after work hours.
- Keep paper and other Unsustainable goods use to a minimum. Our company will typically use 1-2 reams of paper per year.
- Use public transportation (Trimet), bicycle, walk to and from our office and data center.
- Donate our old electronics to local electronics recycling companies such as Portland Youth Builders, and Free Geek.
- Purchase only locally made goods and services, when possible.
- Support other local businesses that practice green/sustainable business practices.
- Reduce, Re-use , Recycle !
Our VP of sales and marketing is a Portland Metro Certified "Master Recycler" as well as the founder of the Southeast Portland "GreenTeam".
She organizes the Woodstock Neighborhood Cleanup as well as works "on call" Saturdays for the Portland RIC, (Recycling Information Center).
Minimizing our Carbon Footprint:
The CEO of Oregon Website Design participated in the "Portland Low Car Diet" put on by the City Of Portland and "Flexcar". As a result of this experience the CEO of Oregon Website Design sold his Honda Accord (which got 28Mpg city/31mpg highway) and committed to using alternative and public transportation, including Trimet, Flexar/Zipcar, Amtrak, Bicycle and Walking and has been doing so since Nov. 2007.