At the Moment
Greetings from Green Streets!
Thanks to everyone who took part in our survey where we asked about how Walk Ride Day changed your commuting habits. Read below some of the feedback we received to our survey question:
“Has Walk/Ride Day - and your company's celebration of it, if appropriate - led you to change your commuting habits on Walk/Ride Days? Please explain.”
Green Streets and Volpe
Congratulations to our MBTA Poster Contest Winners and runners up!
This was a difficult contest for the judges, as each entry was a great depiction of our mission at Green Streets. In a perfect world, we'd love to hang up each entry on the MBTA trains and buses! Without further ado, here are our winners:
This Friday marks the third month in the Walk Ride Day Corporate Challenge, which means it is almost halfway over! Millenium Pharmaceuticals and Unitarian Universalists have maintained the lead for March and April in their respective categories - is this the month that your organization takes their spot for May?
Here are some fun facts about active commuting and why your participation in our Walk Ride Day is not only good for the environment, but benefits YOU!
Here at Green Streets, we have changed our approach to our monthly raffle prizes. From now on, we will raffle off only one great prize to a lucky participant, as opposed to three different smaller prizes (one prize to a company in each category). People from each of the organizations with the highest percentage of Walk/Ride Day participations will all be eligible to win one of our premier prizes from our benevolent retail partners (listed below). Individual winners will be selected by the Green Streets Initiative.
On Wednesday, May 2, Jamaica Plain's Curley K-8 school celebrated National Walk to School Day with Green Streets and Safe Routes to School. Science teacher Stephanie Selznick and Guidance Counselor, Susan Trotz, accompanied a group of 25 students on their walk home from school. Waving the Green Streets Initiative banner proudly, the group walked to the Jackson Square MBTA stop on the Orange line.
The school grounds at the Mason School in Roxbury was abuzz with Walk Ride Day excitement. Michelle Wilkins, Walk Ride Day coordinator at Mason, delicately balanced recording students commute and stamping their hands with the signature Green Streets logo. Over 40 students participated by either walking, biking or by taking a popular commuting option, the scooter. Everyone is encouraged to wear green - especially students who have to take the bus so they still feel like they are a part of the excitement.
In response to our recent growth and program launches, the Green Streets Initiative is expanding its Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and Organizational Committees to help reflect its mission and achieve its goals.