Hello Green Streeters,
I am writing to say farewell as Portland Green Street’s 2010 Intern. As the summer is coming to a close, the internship is wrapping up this month. I’d like to share with you some the changes that you will soon see in the current Incentive Program. We have assessed how the program is working, gotten feedback from our business sponsors, taken a participation count, and done a lot of brainstorming. We are very excited about the changes that are being made, and believe they’ll make being a Green Streeter easier, more convenient and more fun. Here’s a preview of what you’ll be seeing soon:
1. Green Streets membership cards – you’ll be able to access incentives all over the Greater Portland area by using your new membership card. Incentives will no longer be available only on Green Streets Days on the last Friday of the month, but every day of the year. You may redeem each business’ incentive once a year. Challenge yourself to as visit as many of our sponsor as you can in a year!
2. You will see “This is a Green Streets Business” decals in the windows of our business sponsors. This will heighten our visibility and let you know that the business offers an incentive to Green Streeters using sustainable transportation.
Be sure to sign up for a membership card when they become available, and keep an eye out for new incentives!
I’ve had a great time working for Portland Green Streets this summer, and hope I continue seeing everyone out on the streets on Green Streets Days and beyond!
-Michelle Boisvert, PGS Summer 2010 Intern
[Editor's Note: We've had a great time working with Michelle this summer and will miss her presence and hard work - and we wish her the best in the community and environmental planning work she's seeking. For those out there looking for the right person for the job: don't waste your chance to hire this woman! Michelle is a fun, warm, and thoughtful team player - very smart, great at looking at the big picture, and a suit-up and show-up hard worker. We've been blessed to have her with us.]