Nice Earth Day present: a “worksite bike”!

April 23, 2009

Happy Earth Day! Rings & Things has been awarded a brand-new bike for employees to use for errands during the day.


Left to right: Rings & Things' Val, Mayor Verner, and R&T people Dave, Cindy, Selina, and Russ

Spokane mayor, Mary Verner, presented select participants in Washington state’s Commute Trip Reduction program with their new Worksite Bicycles on Earth Day.  For its voluntary participation in the CTR program (and with 96% of employees taking part!), Rings & Things received one of these fine bikes.

Ten local workplaces were given commuter bikes in The Chase Gallery, just outside the City Council Chambers.  A whole package of items was presented to each business:

  • A durable new Giant “Sedona ST” bicycle, built for comfort and “heads up” riding
  • A Bell “Venture” adjustable-fit safety helmet
  • A Kryptonite U-Lock/Flex Cable key-lock security locking system
  • A bicycle tire pump with gauge for maintaining proper tire pressure

In a nice bit of recognition, Rings & Things’ diligent Employee Transportation Coordinator, Selina Shehan, was interviewed by two TV stations, KHQ (in a story headlined “Spokane Residents Live a Little More ‘Green’ “) and KXLY.  View and read more at their websites!

We’d like to recognize the other workplaces who were honored yesterday:

  • CH2M Hill
  • Coffman Engineers
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Red Lion Hotels
  • Riverpoint Parking & Transportation Services
  • Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC)
  • The Spokesman-Review
  • Sterling Savings Bank
  • Spokane City Hall

How did you celebrate Earth Day — with special beads, designs, promotions or activities?  Share in a comment below!

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* At the end of April, 2 winners will receive coveted Rings & Things goodie packs!
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  • Reply justatish April 23, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    This is fantastic! i want to work for rings and things!!!!

  • Reply Dawno April 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Until I read about the trade bead wig in your recent interview, I was wondering why you shaved your head 🙂

    Congrats on the recognition! I’m very happy to be supporting a green company with my beading money.

  • Reply Dave April 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks to you both! You’ll just have to bike to work from, um North Carolina & California. Long commute!

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