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Plant A Tree – Earth Day is April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017 is April 22nd – help us Plant A Tree (or 50)!

It doesn’t take much to make a difference for our little blue planet! Picking up litter, recycling some plastic bottles and planting trees are just a few small things that can make a huge impact. Imagine if every person did just one of these “green” things every, single day. We, at Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc., have made it our life’s work to make the world a cleaner place – it is truly what we do every day. In April each year we do a little more. For each NEW sponsor that joins us in our efforts this month, we will donate 50 trees to Earth Day Network’s Trees for the Earth Campaign.

Earth Day 2017 - Adopt A Highway will Plant A Tree for each new sponsor

 

Launched in 2016, Trees for the Earth’s goal is to plant, or inspire the planting of, 7.8 billion trees worldwide by 2020—one for every person projected to be on Earth.

Join our team and Plant A Tree – actually 50 trees! Plus, you will be helping make this planet cleaner one piece of litter at a time.

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Accidents Happen

Do you know what to do if you get in a car accident?

Accidents happen – that is just a fact of driving. When they do, we often get nervous, scared and forget the basic steps to follow for safety. Here are some simple tips:

Keep calm: Do not get in an argument or panic.

Check on passengers: Dial 911 IMMEDIATELY if there are injuries.

Get to a safe area: If car can be moved, get it safely to a shoulder then turn off engine. If can not be moved, turn on hazard lights, turn off engine and get out of danger. If on a busy street, get out of the road and onto a sidewalk. The farther away from the road the better. If on highway/interstate get behind the guardrail and off the shoulder.

Call the police, even for minor accidents: This ensures safety of all individuals and creates a paper record for insurance purposes.

If needed, call roadside assistance: Always have your preferred roadside assistance phone number saved in your contacts list for easy access.

Exchange important information:

  1. Contact details – name and phone, email
  2. Insurance information
  3. Driver’s License numbers
  4. Make and model of all vehicles
  5. Name and badge numbers of officers

Take pictures: Use that smartphone and document the accident. Take pictures of the scene as well as photos of the damage to all vehicles. Also, take a picture of license plates.

It is always a good idea to have an emergency kit in your vehicle. Items to include are first aid kit, flashlight, flares, blanket, list of emergency contacts with phone numbers, phone charger and water/food. Even printing this list of basic safety tips and keeping in car can help in a stressful situation. Accidents happen – it is how we respond that matters.

 

 

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Earth Day 2017!

Feel Good About What YOU do!

April 22nd is Earth Day 2017 and more than one billion people worldwide will take some action to protect this planet and the environment. The act can
be as simple as
planting a single tree or picking up one piece of litter. Each act and each person, young or old, can make a difference. That is what this grassroots environmental movement is all about. Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson, a Senator from Wisconsin, in 1970, to increase awareness of environmental problems. From its humble beginnings and simple concept, Earth Day is credited with the creation of the EPA and The Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts. Over the past 45+ years, Earth Day has grown to the largest annual environmental event worldwide. Here are some simple ways to celebrate Earth Day 2017:

  1. Walk or bike the kids to or home from school
  2. Plant something, preferable something edible
  3. Begin a recycling program at home or at work
  4. Turn off the lights
  5. Donate, reuse, up-cycle items that you are not using
  6. Feed the birds
  7. Visit Earth Day Network for more ideas www.earthday.org

Or better yet, contact Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. at info@adoptahighway.net We will donate 50 trees to Earth Day Network’s Trees for the Earth for each NEW sponsor in the month of April. So, feel good about what YOU do and sign up to sponsor today!

The need for a clean environment continues and we hope you will be a part of it, we certainly will continue to clean the highways and recycle wherever we can!

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Spring Forward

It is time to Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts Sunday, March 12th (2:00 am to be exact). Be sure to set your manual clocks ahead by one hour on Saturday night. It is much less of a hassle these days, as computers, phones, DVRs, etc. reset the time automatically.

Why We Spring Forward?

The time change moves more daylight into the evening hours. The idea of DST traces its roots back to Benjamin Franklin who was trying to figure out a way to use less candles. The actual time change was first used in World War I in an effort to conserve energy (longer daylight hours meant less fuel burned for lamps.)

DST was reintroduced during World War II and reinstated in the U.S. in 1942. In 1966, Congress passed the time act making DST a nationwide practice but allowing states to opt out.  The dates of Daylight Saving Time have been altered several times, however, the current ones were set in 2007.

Fun Facts about Daylight Saving Time

  1. The name is Daylight Saving Time – not Daylight Saving’s Time or Daylight Savings Times.
  2. More than 70 countries and one-fifth of the world’s population follow DST.
  3. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that don’t observe DST. Neither do China, India or Japan.
  4. Clocks will change back on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
  5. Daylight Saving Time is a good time to check – and if needed change – the batteries in your smoke detectors around the house.

Whether you love or hate DST,  the 1st day of the commute is usually tough. Be careful driving to work or school Monday morning, turn on your lights  and always, always please do NOT litter!

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Sponsor-A-Road: Eastern Shore of Virginia

We are expanding to the Eastern Shore of VA!

The Eastern Shore of Virginia consists of Accomack and Northampton counties on the Atlantic coast of  Virginia.  This beautiful 70-mile stretch of beach community is a part of the Delmarva Peninsula and is separated from the rest of Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay. Home to charming, historic seaside towns as well as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Space Authority, NASA and famed Chincoteague Island, this region is a thriving tourist destination all year long.

The NEW Sponsor-A-Road program will allow businesses and individuals to help keep the roads throughout the community litter free. Sponsored segments will be available for 1-mile sections, with litter pick up taking place throughout the Eastern Shore of Virginia. As always, the clean up will be done by our professionally-trained crews. Sponsors will receive a recognition sign that contains their full-color logo. These Sponsor-A-Road signs will be placed in highly visible locations. Prime sign locations are available on well-traveled highways such as US 13 and 175. Additional locations are also available throughout the region.

AAHLRSA launched Sponsor-A-Road in partnership with Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission and WasteWatchers of the Eastern Shore, to keep this beautiful stretch of beach community clean and environmentally safe.

For more information on sponsoring a road on the Eastern Shore of VA contact Paige Woods, Territory Manager at paige@adoptahighway.net

 

 

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Love your Logo?

Love your logo? Put is on display!

A lot of work goes into developing a company logo. It is a key aspect of a company’s brand identity and should distinguish a brand from its competitors.

A logo takes thought and creativity, and many elements must be considered to create a good one. The design process should strive to make the logo immediately recognizable, inspiring trust, loyalty and an implied superiority. A good one is unique, graphic and simple in form, conveying the brand’s image message.

Red and blue are the dominate colors used and most companies use no more than two colors for their logo. Simplicity makes a logo recognizable, memorable and easy for consumers to understand. An Udemy survey found consumers’ favorite to be:
                                                                      Amazon logostarbucks logoapple logo

An effective logo should work across a variety of media and applications (i.e. Sponsor-A-Highway signs).

We know you put thought, time and money into your company logo, so we suggest you put it on display for thousands to see with Sponsor-A-Highway!

We kinda dig ours too!

 

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New Years Resolution

Still looking for a New Years resolution?

We have an idea:
  1. Save the environment
  2. Amp up your marketing
  3. Contribute to your community

 Hint: Sponsor-A-Highway & take care of all three in one

New Years resolution + Sponsor A Highway

Sponsor A Highway as a New Years resolution & get great marketing exposure that works

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