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Skilled Wound Care; Sponsor Spotlight

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. is proud to partner with Skilled Wound Care, a caring sponsor that is willing to explore new options to offer the best care possible.

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Skilled Wound Care is helping keep CA Clean by adopting a highway!

We decided to Adopt A Highway because our group spends significant hours on our beautiful freeways, and we find it is our duty to keep these beautiful roads clean, free and safe of debris for all!” Dr. Bardia Anvar, Founder, CEO

Skilled Wound Care is a mobile national physicians group that consults long-term care facilities on the treatment of wounds. Skilled Wound Care’s mission is to transform the chronic wound care model in the nursing facility, to better patient’s lives, empower nurses, and raise public awareness. Chronic wounds, which result from pressure, diabetes, or vascular disease have become an epidemic in the United States. One of SWC’s primary goals is to give long-term care nurses the right education and support to stay up to date on the latest wound treatments. Dr. Bardia Anvar, a board-certified general surgeon, founded SWC in 2007. He saw an opportunity to build a practice around visiting facilities and teaching physicians, physician extenders and nurses specifically about wound care. Today, Skilled Wound Care has 40 physicians and physician’s assistants in California, Texas and Louisiana. Skilled Wound Care physicians partner with long-term facilities and work with the medical staff on what dressings to use, how to monitor the sores and other practices. SWC’s nurses and nursing home partners are positively transforming traditional nursing home wound care.

We are so pleased to call Skilled Wound Care an Adopt-A-Highway sponsor!

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Stop Litter

At Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal LITTER is a dirty word!

Help stop the litter problem - Sponsor A Highway today

Help stop the litter problem – Sponsor A Highway today

Littering has economic, legal and environmental impacts in the form of spending millions of dollars in cleaning up litter, huge fines if caught littering from a vehicle and damage to our surroundings that can effect plants and animals and can cause loss to local tourism industry. Why we at Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal thinks LITTER is a Dirty word:

Litter can cause severe car accidents. All that it takes is for some trash in the road and it’s a car accident waiting to happen.  You can indirectly cause a car accident by littering on the road.

It’s illegal. Though the fines vary by state, city and county, you will be charged if you are caught littering.

Lowers home values. Places with high littering also have lower home and property values and are more likely to be the site of fires.

It’s expensive…very expensive. Ever year millions upon millions of taxpayers’ dollars are spent cleaning up litter.

Environmental problems. Litter on the ground degrades natural areas, kills plants and animals. Cigarette butts, which make up half of all littered objects, take ten years to decompose because of cellulose acetate.

Litter can spoil water quality. The hazardous waste seeps into soil and can cause ground water pollution.

We can’t stop everybody from littering (although it is worth a try), we will commit to keeping the roads clean with your sponsorship! Contact us today for a quote.

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Welcome Spring

We welcome Spring with open arms!

Spring brings relief from the winter weather, but also brings potholes, puddles, slippery roads. As the seasons change, so do road conditions. Stay safe on the road this spring with the following driving tips:

  1. Spring showers bring blooming flowers and wet roads. Slow down and increase you9d1061bbdc81c19f0806b0579f1454f7r following distance when it rains. Keep in mind that even mist or light rain can mix with oil on the roads to create slick challenging road conditions.
  2. Check your windshield wipers, both front and back. Don’t drive faster than your wipers can clear water from the windshield.
  3. Puddles can impair brakes, obscure vision, or cause you to hydroplane. If you find your vehicle hydroplaning, gently ease your foot off the accelerator-do not brake.
  4. Warm weather brings motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians outside. Pedestrians may be texting, talking on phones, and listening to music, they can be as distracted as drivers. Be cautious at all times.
  5. If possible, go around potholes. Potholes-an effect of winter weather-can hurt your tires or throw your car’s front end out of alignment. If you cannot avoid a pothole, slow down, as the damage can be costly.
  6. Keep your tires properly inflated. Doing so can reduce damage from potholes, uneven pavement, and other road hazards.
  7. Spring weather can be temperamental, so be prepared for changes.

Now, go and ENJOY the great outdoors!

 

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April 22nd is Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day with our Earth Day Discount

Celebrate Earth Day with our Earth Day Discount

April 22nd is Earth Day 2014!

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:

  • Walk or bike the kids to or home from school
  • Plant something, preferable something edible
  • Begin a recycling program at home or at work
  • Turn off the lights
  • Donate, reuse, up-cycle items that you are not using
  • Feed the birds

Visit Earth Day Network for more ideas www.earthday.org

Or better yet, CALL or email Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. for a special Earth Day discount 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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Distracted Driving Month

Stop Distracted DrivingApril is Distracted Driving Month

Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic.

A seven-year study conducted by the AAA Foundation revealed distracted driving among teens can be both dangerous and deadly. And when it comes to adults behind the wheel, accidents caused by distracted driving is a growing trend because teens aren’t the only ones to blame for using their cell phones while driving.

6 out of 10 accidents involve some kind of distraction” reports AAA Foundation.

Keep in mind that distracted driving is not limited to talking and texting on cell phones, though that is the largest culprit. Anything that distracts a driver from the road – eating, grooming, talking to passengers, navigation systems, changing the radio station – can be considered dangerous and distracting. Driving is a skill; it takes a person’s visual, manual and cognitive attention. Anything that takes a driver’s eyes, hands or mind away from the task of driving can slow reaction time, cause drivers to fail to identify hazards in the roadway or cause a driver to miss a stop sign or signal.

We all agree that distracted driving is dangerous, it is a no brainer. However, there is a very real disconnect between this knowledge and driver’s actual behavior. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s 2014 Traffic Safety Culture Index found more than 25% of drivers admitted to typing or sending a text or email, even though almost 80% agreed that doing so is a very serious threat to safety, and 84% affirmed it is completely unacceptable under any circumstances.

Some tips to break this hazardous habit and potentially save lives:

  1. Use an app that let’s people know you are behind the wheel
  2. Turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting the car
  3. Speak up when you are a passenger and your driver starts to text – offer to make the call or send a text for them
  4. Pull off the road and park the car if you MUST make a call or text
  5. Talk to your kids about distracted driving, show them video and create consequences if they text and drive
  6. Take NSC’s new demo Distracted Driving Online Course to learn more.

Please keep your attention on the road & help put an end to distracted driving today!

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Earth Day 2016!

AAHLRSA-EarthDay-promo-2016April 22nd is Earth Day 2016!

Planting trees, Protecting Life

The Canopy Project developed by Earth Day Network plants trees that assist communities in sustaining themselves and supporting local economies. Trees are critical in the community, as 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.

Since launching The Canopy Project in 2011, Earth Day Network has planted over 3 million trees in 32 countries. In the United States alone, these have helped to restore urban canopies in New York, San Francisco, LA, St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Flint and Chicago. These tree plantings are supported by sponsors and individual donations. Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of this program. We continue to make contributions in the names of each of our new sponsors to The Canopy Project.

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

Happy Earth Day 2016 to all! Make a difference this year!

Click here to learn more on Earth Day Networks The Canopy Project.

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Adopt-A-Highway in the News

The Crab Cookers helps keep the 55 Freeway litter free!

Adopt-A-Highway in California saves DOT litter removal funds!

Adopt-A-Highway is in the News

The following is an excerpt of an article in Priceonics written by Alex Mayyasi published March 25, 2016. An earlier version of this story was published on March 19, 2014. To read full article click here.

The Economics of “Adopting A Highway”

On stretches of most highways, you see the signs every few miles. “Adopt A Highway: Dunkin’ Donuts.” Or “Adopt A Highway: Boy Scout Troop 102.” Or even “Adopt A Highway: Sigma Nu Fraternity.” The foster parents of America’s roadways are many and varied.

The Adopt A Highway concept began with an effort in the 1980s to rally volunteers in Texas to keep highways clear of trash. It has since become a national practice, and, inevitably, a niche industry of businesses (like Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America Inc) that help corporate America to adopt highways.

These adoption agencies exist thanks to a certain compromise made by the managers of our nation’s highways: Companies would love to buy giant billboards, and states would love to have that money. But federal guidelines ban gratuitous signs alongside highways. As a result, the next best option is for companies to pay to clean up highways—and get a bit of advertising out of the  “Adopt A Highway” signs that are posted in thanks.

It’s a corporate takeover of what was once a purely charitable act of volunteering. And it seems to be working pretty well…

The enduring appeal of adopting a highway, according to current CEO Melinda Centner, is that it is a relative bargain by advertising standards. Adopting (or sponsoring) a highway through AAHLRSA costs $200-$600 per month. In contrast, billboards that are visible from highways often cost $7,000-$14,000 per month. Centner and her peers describe adopting a highway as the cheapest way to get a company name in front of customers’ eyeballs…

Today all but a few states run Sponsor A Highway programs for companies to pay others to clean up roadways on their behalf. A few states like California group both volunteers and corporate sponsors under the Adopt-A-Highway name, and a state like Illinois, which doesn’t allow organizations to subcontract out the work, is part of the minority.

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Upkeep of Roadways

The upkeep of roadways is extremely important and expensive. Roads and highways get us from A to B, whether that means going to work, visiting grandma or taking a family vacation. Gasoline and other taxes pay to construct, maintain and modify everything from local streets to the freeways and highways we use every single day.

As cars become more fuel efficient, less gas tax is being collected for much needed road maintenance. Add to that the rise in popularity of electric and other non-gas cars, which pay zero gas tax. In addition our infrastructure is getting older and need more funds just to keep it safe. Due to these trends, states are looking at alternative methods to pay for road upkeep.

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Upkeep of roads is expensive. Just keeping them clean costs $11.5 billion a year.

One option being tested is to charge motorists for the miles they drive versus the gas they purchase. This idea is entering testing stages in multiple states, but has major obstacles to be addressed before it can realistically move forward.

Another alternative (and our favorite) is sponsorship sales such as Adopt-A-Highway, Adopt-A-Street and Landscape Beautification programs. Adopt-A-Highway and sponsorship programs save significant funds for DOTs so they can keep us safely moving along the highway.

So on your next trip to grandma house, remember the roads cost money to upkeep. You can help by adopting a highway near you!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rouge Catering

ROUGE CATERING, one of the premier caterers in Maryland, has been a Sponsor for over 3 years and has 50+ signs in Maryland and the City of Baltimore.

Rouge Sponsors A Road in Baltimore City

Rouge Sponsors A Road in Baltimore City

Offering quality food and excellent service, Rouge is proud to not only Sponsor-A-Highway, but to also to support local farmers and co-ops. Rouge has built a solid reputation based on its delicious food but also for its sustainability and “green” efforts. We are thankful one of those “green“efforts is working with AAHLRSA!

Now, THIS is smart advertising! The Rouge Fine catering name is seen by hundreds of thousands of cars per days AND we are contributing to our community by participating to the cleaning of our local highways! Definitely a win-win situation.Green customers think we are COOL! Additionally, having developed the familiarity of our brand with the commuter, has facilitated the recognition of our name when potential customers do a web search for a caterer. The highway signs have broadened our clientele and have helped us to become one of the largest caterers in Maryland

– Jonathan Soudry, Chef/Owner ROUGE Fine cateringwww.rougecatering.com

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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. Adopt-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!

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