Make Your Business A Bicycle Friendly Business, MassBike Can Help!

The City of Boston is once again calling for local business’ to become Bicycle Friendly. MassBike can help your business qualify for the coveted designation of Bicycle Friendly Business. If you are interested in getting one of our awesome commuter workshops, or adult safety classes so that your business can qualify, please contact us. Below is the letter the city is sending around, it has valuable information for how your business could qualify for this award.

The deadline for applications is Feb 26, so act now!

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Dear Friend:

Do you know an individual or a business making a difference in Boston to help green our city? I’m sure that you do, and I encourage you to nominate them for Mayor Menino’s Annual Green Business, Residential, and Bicycle-Friends Recognition awards.

Mayor Menino recognizes that Boston businesses and residents are an integral part of our efforts to turn Beantown into Greentown. We want to honor those businesses, residents and community leaders who are at the forefront of sustainability, from energy and water conservation, to green building and bike friendly practices. There will be numerous awards in three major categories:

  • Green Business Awards will honor companies in Boston that implement exemplary sustainable business practices in their day-to-day operations. Boston Green Business Awards will be given in a variety of categories.
  • Green Residential Awards will honor residents who incorporate sustainable practices in their home and neighborhood. This is a great tool to showcase the efforts that residents make and to educate others on ways they too can green their homes. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories.
  • The Bike Friendly Businesses Program recognizes businesses that encourage bicycling among their employees by engaging in bicycle friendly practices. All companies engaging in at least nine bike friendly practices from the application receive recognition. One special award will be presented for the Most Bike Friendly Business.

Green Business Award winners from 2009 were Lights Out Boston; Boston Green Building; Boston Sand and Gravel; City Feed and Supply; Equal Exchange Café; Hostelling International-Boston; Katsiroubas Brothers; Nitsch Engineering; OMBE; Studio G Architects.

Green Residential Award winners were West Roxbury Saves Energy; Joseph Porcelli and Dan Goldsbury; and Walter Hope and Jeff Doretti.

Bicycle Friendly Business award winners were Gale International for the Most Bike Friendly Business and Urban AdvenTours for Most Improved. Also, 33 businesses were recognized for their bike-friendly practices.

A brief description of the recipients’ practices can be viewed on our website.

Forms for the awards can be found here should be submitted by February 26, 2010. All winners will be announced and honored by Mayor Menino at a reception in April.

To find more information and to download and submit forms, please go to the City’s website.

Sincerely,

Jim Hunt

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James W. Hunt, III
Chief of Environmental and Energy Services
City of Boston
One City Hall Plaza, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
(617)635-3425, f. (617)635-3496
james.hunt@cityofboston.gov

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