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Archive for April, 2011

Join Portland Green Streets at Local Sprouts Café! (Thursday April 28th, 6:00-7:00)

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Calling all Green Streeters! Come join Meredith at the PGS Drop-in Volunteer Social this month at a new venue, Local Sprouts Café from 6:00-7:00 on Thursday, April 28th! Local Sprouts Café is located at 649 Congress Street in Portland. We will have volunteer opportunities and would love to hear about your interests and ideas for sustainable transportation!

About PGS Socials: Every fourth Thursday of the month we hold a Green Streets Drop-In Volunteer Social. It’s a chance for Green Streets volunteers to get some solo or group work done in a supportive social atmosphere, so just: bring yourself and/or a friend, come hear about some volunteer possibilities if you’re new – or if you’re already volunteering, bring a task to work on, grab a coffee, bounce questions and ideas off other organizers. Come when you can – leave when you need to. We’re excited to see you there!

Go Green at the Earth Day Celebration in Monument Square!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

On Friday (4/22) from 11:00-6:00 the City of Portland is hosting Portland’s 2011 Urban Earth Day Celebration. The event brings together many of Portland’s environmental and non-profit organizations, artists, sustainable businesses and residents and will give the public an opportunity to learn about local efforts to promote the city’s green economy and improve Portland’s urban environment.  The celebration will feature local, organic food, compost demonstrations, agricultural presentations, seed/sappling give-aways, dance performances, art, street musicians, face painting, and much more. For more information about the Urban Earth Day Celebration, visit http://menskmaine.org/index.php?page=urban-earth-day

When:     Friday, April 22, 2011
                11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Where:   Monument Square
               Portland (Rain location – Portland Public Library)

Do you ride the bus on Congress Street? Discuss how to improve it next Wednesday!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

On Wednesday, April 27th, the City of Portland will host a public meeting to discuss ways to improve mobility on Congress Street between State Street and Franklin Street including the feasibility of establishing a bus priority corridor from High Street to Elm Street. Prior to the meeting, the public is invited to participate in one of two guided walks along the corridor from Longfellow Square to Lincoln Park. For more information about the meeting and the Portland Mobility Project, visit the city’s website at   http://www.portlandmaine.gov/planning/congressstreetbus.asp.

When/Where:                 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Noon – Guided walking tour of the corridor from Longfellow Square
1:00 PM – Guided walking tour of the corridor from Lincoln Park
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Public Meeting, Maine College of Art, 552 Congress Street