Summertime Shop Report from ReVision Energy
In the News | July 21, 2014 |Posted by Fred Greenhalgh
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At ReVision Energy we work hard, and we play hard! And more often than not, the two intermix. After all, why can’t work be fun? Here are some of the latest happenings from our three offices
Portland Shop Commutes Another Way
At ReVision Energy, we strive to ‘walk the walk,’ and for the month of June our Portland office took that literally, challenging employees to commute by biking, walking, or carpooling. Much of our Portland staff lives within 20 miles of our offices, so we wanted to see if a little encouragement could get people out of their regular commuting habits and onto their bikes!
Over the course of the month, more than half of our staff participated, and five people biked, walked, or carpooled the entire month. All told, over 1,100 commuting miles were eliminated and several staffers have gone on to permanently change their commuting behavior, realizing that biking or walking has a lot of perks over driving!
New Hampshire Throws Down at Solstice Bash
Our annual solstice party was held Friday, June 20, and over 100 people came out from across New Hampshire, Mass, and Maine to eat and drink, mix mingle, talk solar shop, and see exhibitors including Auto Be Green, Seacoast Eat Local, and Heidelberg Farms. We had some great music, a guest appearance by a Tesla Model S, and a bounce house and other activities for kids.
Auto Be Green gets a special shout-out for being a regular exhibitor at our party, and a supplier of eco-friendly engine products that we use in our fleet, including synthetic motor oils, recyclable windshield wiper blades, and biodegradeable car care products.
Miss the festivities? Catch us next year, the party is held the Friday night closest to the summer solstice at our 7 Commercial Dr, Brentwood, NH location.
Liberty Goes On Tour with The Booth!
The Booth is a refurbished phone booth (remember those?) which travels to music events, film openings, festivals, and fairs with the team from MPBN and collects stories. Sort of like the StoryCorps, The Booth offers a safe space to make an audio recording, with participants prompted by a question, like, “What scientific breakthroughs are ahead?”
The recording is done with a small portable audio recorder, which is powered by a small battery recharged by a solar panel donated by ReVision Energy. Be on the look out for The Booth at the Maine International Film Festival, Beach to Beacon, the Common Ground Fair, and other events this summer and fall. Follow the Booth’s journey at: http://www.mpbn.net/Events/TheBooth.aspx