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Archive for April, 2009

Sign in Here Now & This Month’s Incentives – Green Streets Day, Friday, April 24th!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Harrison Middle 1 Year Anniversary of Green Streets

Happy April school vacation week – for those of you with kids and/or on school schedules!  Please don’t forget to sign in even if you’re on vacation and you aren’t headed to school or work.  Remember you don’t have to be going anywhere -  you can even be traveling (just not getting into a single-occupancy vehicle that day!)

Sign in now (click here) – Please take a minute and sign in now (and every month!) if you plan to walk, bike, take public transit, carpool, and/or telecommute this Green Streets Day – Friday, April 24th. (Click here and scroll down our main page to see who qualifies as a Green Streeter – anyone can do it!)

And find the Green Streets Sponsor nearest you with this great map – thanks to Green Streets volunteer Sheila Reiser! And/or read the rest of this entry for the freebies, discounts, and raffle items from local businesses – for those in Greater Portland who:

  • Wear Green (shirt, pants, socks, whatever!)
  • and Get Around Green (walk, bike, take transit, carpool, telecommute, etc.) on Green Streets Day!

As always – please e-mail us photos of you (& any other folks!) getting around green at PortlandGreenStreets@yahoo.com!


Harrison Middle in Yarmouth Celebrates a Year of Green Streets!

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Each bus greeted by eTeam members to tally participants and give hand stamps

Each bus greeted by eTeam members to tally participants and give hand stamps

Just like any other Friday at Harrison Middle School, students and school staff arrived in droves on March 27th.  Except that on this particular last Friday of the month the majority of them arrived by bus, carpool, and bike and attired in something green.  And all were greeted by members of the Harrison environmental club called the “eTeam” who added each new person to their running tally and stamped each arrival’s hand with a Green Streets stamp.

The eTeam members wore green shirts, hats, pants, socks, etc. – some even had added a fashionable green stripe to their hair.  They also wore bright Green Street sandwich boards, held Green Streets signs and a carried a beautiful banner reading: “Happy 1 Year Anniversary!”


Green Streets Receives Recognition from EcoMaine!

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo

On Tuesday, March 24, Portland Green Streets’ work was recognized with the 2009 eco-Excellence Award for Portland – awarded to lead organizer, Sarah Cushman!

Cushman and Green Streets were one of many wonderful local greening efforts honored by EcoMaine and the community – you can read more about it in this Portland Daily Sun article.


March Green Streets Day Raffle Results!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth - 1 Year Anniversary of Green Streets Celebration

The eTeam at Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth Celebrating Their 1 Year Anniversary of Green Streets - With a Record-Breaking 236 Participants!

Thanks so much to all of you who signed in with your participation in Green Streets Day, Friday, March 27th!

With people able to report others going green at their locations – including a couple of area schools, we have an estimated number of 1109 total participants – and there were 103 of you great folks signing in: (more…)