(originally sent August 22, 2017)
PEDAL PEOPLE NEWS SUMMER 2017 Greetings from the Pedal People Press: ... a simple, informative newsletter to support our collective path to sustainability... Contents: * 15th Anniversary Celebration and Logo Contest * Informative Environmental Impact Info * Pedal People Leaf Raking * Meet the Pedal People * Anniversary Logo Contest Guidelines ** 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ** Come celebrate 15 years of worker-owned, human-powered bicycle hauling and delivery services in Northampton! Activities will include art, games, a bike circus, and more. There may be free pizza if you get there early enough! Saturday, September 30th, 1pm – 4pm at Veteran's Field on West St in Northampton (rain date Sunday October 1st) ALL are welcome! You can also participate in our logo design contest! See details on this website and also posted below: https://www.pedalpeople.coop/index.php?page=83 Submit by September 1. ** ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT INFO ** In this segment, we hope to inform our concerned citizens about the environmental impact of common household items/tools that may not be readily apparent and to offer alternatives. With fall approaching, we offer this article on leaf blowers. They actually produce way more hydrocarbons than many of us may realize. It seems like a simple, relatively harmless, and back-saving tool and yet... "The two-stroke leaf blower was worse still, generating 23 times the CO and nearly 300 times more NMHC than the crew cab pickup. Let's put that in perspective. To equal the hydrocarbon emissions of about a half-hour of yard work with this two-stroke leaf blower, you'd have to drive a Raptor for 3,887 miles, or the distance from Northern Texas to Anchorage, Alaska." To read more of this informative article, click this link: https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/emissions-test-car-vs-truck-vs-leaf-blower.html If raking is too hard on your back or too time consuming, consider our services to both get the job done and offset the impact of emissions on our environment. ** PEDAL PEOPLE LEAF RAKING ** Our Pedal People Yard and Garden Care services are gearing up for the FALL! We offer quiet, clean, human-powered mowing, weeding, digging, planting, and general maintenance. We also offer raking and leaf hauling services and compost bin construction. Contact us for more information at (413) 586-8591 or email@example.com or visit: https://www.pedalpeople.coop/index.php?page=32 ** MEET THE PEDAL PEOPLE ** Meet our Summer Intern Eliya from UMASS: Hello Everyone! My name is Eliya, and I am so excited to be the newest (temporary) member of Pedal People. I am a student at UMass Amherst, and I joined Pedal People as their summer intern through a program to receive a certificate in Applied Economic Research of Cooperative Enterprise. Throughout the summer, I'll be helping Pedal People with everything from hauling, yard care, flyer design, and even event planning. At UMass, I study psychology, art, and economics. I hope to use my interest in business psychology to help the collective find answers to some of its pressing issues, and write a research paper on the topics I choose to explore. A little about me: I was born in Israel, grew up in San Francisco, and moved to Massachusetts for college. I love to bike around those famous San Francisco hills, but I'm glad to be hauling trailers around Northampton's much flatter terrain. During the school year, I work at a cooperative called Greeno Sub Shop, a student-run non-profit, which is just one of the seven student businesses on the UMass campus! If you see me around your area, hauling your recycling or mowing your lawn, don't hesitate to introduce yourself to me and offer me some thoughts on Pedal People! It is an honor and a joy to be working with Pedal People this summer, and hope to meet some of the lovely clients as well! ** ANNIVERSARY LOGO CONTEST GUIDELINES ** Submission Date: September 1, 2017 Thank you for your interest in designing our Anniversary Logo for Pedal People! We will be celebrating 15 years of worker-owned, human powered, bicycle hauling and delivery services in Northampton on September 30th, 1:00-4:00pm at Veterans Field, Northampton. The logo will become a silkscreen, used to make t-shirts, available to customers and other Pedal People supporters. You may also see your logo on banners, patches, totes, jackets...who knows! We will start making them at the anniversary event. Below are the guidelines for logo entries. * Maximum Size: 10" x 11" * Must include images/drawings. Cannot be just words. * The text "Pedal People" does not need to be on the logo. * If you choose to have the text "Pedal People" on the logo, it needs to be smaller than size 80 font (Why? We don't want to have non-Pedal People riding around with our logo not following traffic laws and making us look bad!). * We can give you an electronic copy of our general logo - just send us a request! * Must be a simple design to work with a single color silk screen, made at home. * Must be a timeless logo that can be used for years to come. Please be sure to not include the anniversary date, and use language such as "since 2002" but not "15th Anniversary" * Please feel free to consult with us when you have general ideas or sketches so we can give our input, at firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck and thanks for your enthusiasm for our work!