1Thing Initiative

The Entercom Environmental Pledge

Entercom is an industry leader in sustainability, environmental protection, and a role model for corporate citizenship. Through our 1THING initiative, Entercom promotes positive environmental practices both internally with employees, as well as externally with our listeners and business partners. We are committed to being increasingly energy efficient, promoting environmental causes, and reducing our carbon footprint.

We believe in the power of 1THING. If everyone would do one thing to improve the environment every day, our world would be a better place to live in for generations to come.

Curious to learn more? Contact 1Thing.

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Making a Difference One Market at a Time.

Let’s do this thing together. Find your area’s 1Thing site.

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Little Things Make a Big Impact

Entercom’s 1Thing initiative is brought to life with artist and celebrity interviews, inspiring our 30 million fans and encourage them to change just one thing for the betterment of the environment.




Doing Our Part

  • ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING PROGRAM
    Each market conducted a lighting assessment, implemented a comprehensive change-out program replacing incandescent bulbs with CFL or LED lighting, and developed systems to reduce energy consumption.
  • PAPER SAVING SYSTEMS
    All Entercom markets use 100% post-consumer recycled paper and changed printing methods to utilize PDF files, e-faxing, and e-invoicing to reduce paper use.
  • RECYCLING
    All offices recycle aluminum, glass, plastic, toner cartridges, as well as paper, and each desk has an individual bin for paper recycling.
  • KITCHEN AND BATHROOM AREAS
    Entercom uses no disposable cups, plates, or flatware. Reusable items are available, paper supplies should be recycled, and all coffee and tea are certified organic and/or fair trade.
  • ELECTRONIC OFFICE EQUIPMENT
    Entercom implemented best practices on shutting down computers and other equipment, screen savers, power strips, and disposal of old equipment.
  • TEMPERATURE SETTINGS
    All heaters are set at 68, air conditioners at 72, water heaters below 110 and refrigerators at 37. Markets that do not currently have “smart” HVAC systems are investigating the possibility of attaining them.
  • OFFICE CLEANING
    All products used for cleaning are “green.”
  • VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
    All markets are working to reduce vehicle fleets and when a new vehicle is needed, purchasing a hybrid or best-in-class energy-efficient vehicle.
  • $4 MILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS
    Entercom made $3 million in combined advertising grants to Conservation International, The Wilderness Society and 350.org. In addition, each Entercom market selected a local environmental organization they wanted to support and partnered with them on PSAs. The list includes the Charles River Conservancy in Boston and the Energy Center in Wisconsin to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Norfolk and the Wild Salmon Center in Portland. In total, these grants reflect another $1 million in donated airtime.