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For most people a bike is for fun but to people in rural Africa this bike can mean freedom and a chance to improve their daily life.
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Nellie Green Pedal Power Program
Think GREEN:Reduce Carbon Footprint
Reduce Traffic Congestion
Improve Health & Lifestyle
Improve Team Spirit
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In 2009 Rogue Creamery was inspired to create a sustainable bike commuter program with a local brewing company. The resulting Nellie Green Commuter Program offers team members a monthly incentive if they bike, walk, carpool , use public transportation or use a vehicle getting 50 mpg or greater. The required commitment is to commute to work 45 round trips (or 90 one way trips) during a one year time period. The federal energy department set a standard of 45 commutes regardless of distance, so Rogue Creamery uses those guidelines also. If a team member completes the program, the bike is theirs to keep.
Rogue Creamery chose the Kona DEW bike because it is a great commuter bike and because of Kona’s Africabike Program. Kona provides one bike for every two purchased to the Africabike Program. These bikes are provided to healthcare workers in rural areas of Africa to help reach people infected with HIV-AIDs. Current cost for the bike is approximately $600.
Today many employees participate in our Nellie Green Commuter Programs. As Rogue Creamery grows, more people are joining. We have also inspired and assisted other like-minded businesses in adopting similar programs. Many companies in the Pacific Northwest have employees who commute regularly by bicycle. They save money, reduce their stress level and are generally healthier and happier than their car-bound counterparts.*
Providing this program is great for morale and inspires team members toward a healthier lifestyle in addition to freeing up funds that would have been spent on gas. We are helping the environment/carbon footprint and we invite others to consider green programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and planet. Contact Rogue Creamery at 866-396-4704 or email@example.com for more info on our programs.
*(Bicycle Paper Published 2012)