Go green this year with Metro Councilors and win prizes
The new year is the perfect time to turn over a greener leaf at home, on the road and in your community. Join Metro Councilors Carlotta Collette, Rex Burkholder, Kathryn Harrington and Shirley Craddick to reduce your carbon footprint to save money, improve your health and the health of the community and planet.
Use Facebook and Twitter to track the councilors' progress throughout the year, hear about their triumphs and tribulations and share your stories. Tweet and post your green New Year's resolutions, and you’ll be entered to win a sustainable living prize package featuring a Walk There! book, Bike There! map, Drive Less/Save More T-shirt and more.
Metro Councilor resolutions
Councilors Collette and Craddick will be driving less
"This year, my green resolution is to ride the bus more often. I’m tired of sitting in traffic and looking for parking. Plus, with a smartphone, I can accomplish a lot of work on a bus that I sometimes can’t even accomplish in my office." – Councilor Carlotta Collette
"Getting to Metro is a long drive for just one person to make. Since the MAX runs through Gresham and drops me off at Metro's door, I’m going to take the MAX instead of driving myself when I go to work." – Councilor Shirley Craddick
Councilors Craddick and Burkholder will help restore wildlife habitat
"As Metro's newest councilor, I'm excited to quickly get involved in Metro's mission to restore native habitats. This is a project I can start, literally, in my own backyard!" – Councilor Shirley Craddick
"I've always enjoyed getting out of the city and appreciating the natural beauty our region has to offer. With awesome rivers, green forests and miles of trails, what's not to love? Keeping that in mind, my green resolution is to volunteer with habitat restoration projects and pulling ivy." – Councilor Rex Burkholder
Councilor Harrington will continue gardening naturally
"My family has been going green and greener for years. We moved to a neighborhood with better transit options. We compost our kitchen waste. We've planted our yard with some native plants. Landscaping with well-placed native plants requires fewer fertilizers and pesticides, and less water. It also attracts helpful bugs and beautiful birds. I love doing it and would like to encourage others to give it a try." – Councilor Kathryn Harrington
Share your sustainability resolutions with Metro on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win a sustainable living prize package from Metro.