(originally sent September 11, 2012)
PEDAL PEOPLE NEWS SEPTEMBER 2012 Contents: * 10th Anniversary Party! * Spotlighting Paradise * Reuse Rally at Smith Vocational School Sept. 15th * General Delivery Survey and Beta Test ** 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY! ** Pedal People was started in December 2002, so this means we are about to celebrate our 10th anniversary! Please join us in celebrating rain or shine on Saturday, September 22nd, 2-6 pm at Pulaski Park in Northampton. We will have live music, games, tabling from other sustainable businesses and more! Meet your Pedal Person, see how the trailers work and learn more about recycling effectively and reducing trash. This event is completely free of charge and open to the public. We hope to see you there with your friends and family! http://www.pedalpeople.com/index.php?page=76 ** SPOTLIGHTING PARADISE ** Henry White from Northampton Community Television recently featured us in his show Spotlighting Paradise. Check it out! http://www.northamptontv.org/spotlighting-paradise-pedal-people/ ** REUSE RALLY AT SMITH VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SEPT. 15TH ** The Northampton Department of Public Works is sponsoring a reuse event on Saturday September 15 from 9 am to 12 pm for Northampton residents and small businesses, in cooperation with the City’s ReUse Committee, the Salvation Army and Bikes Not Bombs. This "Reuse and Recycling Rally" will be held on the Smith Vocational school campus, rain or shine. One of the goals of the ReUse Committee is to reduce disposal costs for residents and to divert reusable materials from the landfill as much as possible. This event will feature "Take It or Leave It" bulky rigid plastic collection, collection of textiles, clothing and household goods, and a reuse rally for old bicycles. All types and sizes of bikes and parts will be accepted for reuse, unless they are very rusty. Bikes Not Bombs also will accept wheelchairs and plastic containers for sorting parts & shipping overseas like milk crates, kitty litter containers and 5-gallon buckets. To view Bikes Not Bombs full wish list, go to http://bikesnotbombs.org/donate. Bikes Not Bombs requests a $10 per bike donation to defray storage, processing and shipping costs, and can provide a signed, dated receipt for the value of each donated bicycle for tax purposes. For further information, see contact Karen Bouquillon at the Department of Public Works at 587-1059 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see: http://www.northamptonma.gov/dpw/Recycling/reuse/ ** GENERAL DELIVERY SURVEY AND BETA TEST ** Would you like to have Pedal People deliver goods including packages, groceries, furniture, lumber and other items? We have been planning a bike-powered general delivery branch of our business for several years, and are ready to beta test our general delivery website. To find out more information and participate in the beta test, please visit: https://www.pedalpeople.com/index.php?page=35 You can also help us by participating in a survey about what type of deliveries our current customers would be interested in: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2YSHXC3. Thank you!