Tuesday, February 27, 2007

And the journey begins...

Alpharetta, Georgia - We finally made the plunge and turned into a green company. We changed the company name to Green Express, to reflect our new company direction and we've purchased green Toyota Prius electric hybrids for our Atlanta deliveries.

This is my story of our courier company's journey of going green. Going green for us is about having a better quality of life and creating a safer world for our children. I believe in environmentally friendly business practices because everybody wins. It is important to me, to be a good steward of the resources that I have influence with.

From the start, Green Express will be driving cars that get 60 mpg and emit 80% less pollutants into the environment. Our delivery vehicles are better for the environment and reduce our dependence on oil, two goals that are important to me.

It all started for me in 2005, following Hurricane Katrina. I had an out of town appointment set for the next day and gas prices surged overnight. When I went to buy gas, which had reached over $3.50 a gallon, I found myself with a mob of other drivers waiting to fill up our vehicles at the only station in our area with gas. I realized then, something needed to be done to conserve gasoline, and I began to think of how I could help make a difference.

I hope you will follow our journey. We will make a difference in Atlanta and maybe the whole world will follow. Like every Holgate project, it will be fun and a great learning opportunity.