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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:
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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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Happy Holidays!

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We are proud to partners with so many excellent sponsors. 

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season from your team at Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc.

 

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Winter Driving

Road safety is our thing! With winter driving upon us, it is important to be prepared in case of an emergency. That is right – it is time to stop procrastinating and finally put together that Winter Auto Emergency Kit. Here are some suggested items to include:

  • Coat, gloves and bootswinter-driving-list
  • Blanket(s)
  • Waterproof tarp
  • Extra clothing (socks, sweatshirt, shoes)
  • Small shovel
  • Booster/Jumper cables
  • Non-perishable food items (granola bars, trail mix, almonds)
  • Water bottles
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Waterproof matches and candles
  • Duct tape
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Snow Chains
  • Flares
  • Ice scraper

 

Other key tips for safe winter driving:

  1. Check your tire treads and change to winter tires in snow prone regions
  2. Slow down – the posted speed limit is a suggested speed for good road conditions, when weather is a factor always slow down
  3. Allow for more space between cars – on slick roads, stopping speeds are far longer
  4. Check the road report before you go – call 511 for real-time road conditions/traffic situations

Be safe out there!

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Sponsor-A-Highway & The Canopy Project

Sponsor-A-Highway & The Canopy Project

Sponsor-A-Highway in December to plant trees with The Canopy Project.

The Canopy Project campaign by Earth Day Network plants trees to assist communities in sustaining themselves and supporting local economies. Trees are vital. They reverse the impact of erosion and can also provide food, energy and income. In addition, trees filter air and help to minimize climate change.earthdaynetworkgraphics-quote-2_dec2016

The Canopy Project is committed to planting 7.8 billion trees by 2020 – one tree for every person on Earth. These tree plantings are 100% supported by donations. Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of this important campaign. In December 2016, we commit to making a $50 contribution in the names of every one of our NEW sponsors.

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For each NEW Sponsor in December , we will donate $50 to Earth Day Network Canopy Project.

SO….when you sign up to Sponsor-A-Highway in December, you are helping the earth in two ways – litter removal and trees planted to save lives and our planet. We call that a WIN/WIN!

To learn more about The Canopy Project click here

 

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Feast on these Facts

Happy Thanksgiving

We thought it would be fun to share some Thanksgiving Facts in the week leading up to Turkey Day! Our favorite statistics is that according to AAA, nearly 47 million people will be traveling this Thanksgiving by car, the most than since 2007. More drivers and families on the roads equals more marketing exposure for our wonderful sponsors! Feast on these facts, be safe on the roads and ENJOY your Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc.

Happy Thanksgiving from Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc.

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Veterans Day 2016

Friday, November 11th is Veterans Day 2016

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We salute our veterans on Veterans Day and everyday!

Veterans Day is a federal holiday that honors the bravery and service of all U.S. veterans. Veteran refers to anybody who served in the U.S. military (US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace.

Be the smartest one in your office with these interesting facts about Veterans Day:

  1. There is not supposed to be an apostrophe in Veterans Day. Still, some spell it Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day.
  2. The holiday began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
  3. World War I ended November 11th, at the 11th hour. It is also the 11th month of the year.
  4. On November 11, 1921 the first Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created as a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb has the words inscribed, “Here rests in honored glory An American Soldier Known but to God.” Unknown soldiers from subsequent wars have been laid to rest at this memorial.
  5. Armistice Day was officially renamed Veterans Day by President Eisenhower in 1954.
  6. Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was observed on the Friday closest to the 11th, making it a three day holiday for federal workers.
  7. President Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original, historically significant date of November 11, in 1978.
  8. Veterans Day, honors all veterans, living or dead, which differs from Memorial Day that pays tribute to those who lost their lives in combat.
  9. There are 19.6 million veterans in the United States, according to the most recent statistics available, from a 2013 Census survey.
  10. There are 1.6 million female veterans.
  11. There are 9.3 million veterans over the age of 65.

The Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America Team would like to sincerely THANK all soldiers for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We SALUTE you!

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A Safe & Spooktacular Halloween!

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Halloween is a spooky & special time of year for our little ghosts and goblins. Laughter, trick or treating, candy and great memories are the themes of October 31st . With just a few weeks until Halloween, it is time to think about making it as safe and sane as possible because, as the saying goes “it is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt”.

Avoid the hurt by helping kids pick the right costume, keeping these safety tips in mind:

  • Avoid long costumes that your trick or treaters can trip on
  • No high heels or too-big shoes
  • Avoid black costumes, choose bright colors and enhance them use reflective strips
  • No matter the costumes, put glow stick bracelets and necklaces on your children to make them more visible
  • Avoid unitard costumes, as they make visibility and breathing difficult for young ghosts
  • Use makeup on faces instead of masks, so children can see more clearly
  • Make sure accessories, don’t have sharp edges

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so expect more people out and more cars on the roads. Safety experts suggest parents talk and train their kids before the night of Halloween, when let’s be honest, they are too excited to really listen. Experts suggest taking kids out in the neighborhood they will be canvassing and do a “run through” – that way, both parent and child know what to expect. In addition, share the following safety tips with your kiddos.

  1. Carry a flashlight at all times
  2. Cross at corners, using traffic signals or crosswalks
  3. Look both ways before crossing roads
  4. Do not walk and text, particularly in roadways
  5. Make eye contact with driver before crossing in front of their vehicle
  6. Walk on sidewalks or paths
  7. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up
  8. Do not enter street from between parked cars
  9. Stay in groups and have at least one phone that is fully charged in case of emergency

If you are driving on Halloween, be aware that prime trick or treating hours are from 5:30-9:30, slow down and be alert especially in residential neighborhoods. Taking a few precautions will hopefully keep all the scares more imaginary than real.

Oh yeah, we at Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal want to remind the kids (and parents) to make it a LITTER-FREE Halloween! Have a spooktacular time!

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