Thursday, November 11, 2010

Green Express Handles Courthouse Filings in Metro Atlanta

Green Express couriers is spending a lot of time back and forth from attorneys offices to the various courthouses in metro Atlanta. Attorney clients love the great service. If you want a quick delivery, call Green Express.

Green Express can have legal documents taken to Federal Superior Court in Atlanta, or Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Forsyth counties. If you have an additional courthouse, just call our office. We are the Atlanta courier connection.

If your law firm needs a reliable courier for court house filings, call Green Express; Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier. Call 770-394-3131. x1.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Atlanta Notary--Green Express Couriers Offers New Program

ATLANTA, Ga- Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier service is now offering notary service in Metro Atlanta. Green Express couriers will come to you to provide the notary service.

There has been increased need for notaries in Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Cobb counties over the last few months.

To get a notary, call Green Express at 770-394-3131 x1.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Green Express Offers Fundraising for Atlanta Schools

Due to budget shortfalls and cuts in Atlanta public and private schools, Green Express couriers is offering a partnership program to help schools pay for needed resources. The program is called the Green Partnership for Schools. Any school in Metro Atlanta is eligible.

In the Green Partnership for Schools program, participating schools will receive a 10% commission on all accounts established under the school's name. When Atlanta businesses set up an account with Green Express, they indicate their favorite school and the funding begins. Each time the business uses the green service, a 10% commission is allocated to the school.

Green Express is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier. The Green philosophy is we can all do a part for cleaner air and cleaner water. Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia.

Green Express uses hybrid electric cars which are better for the environment. The hybrid cars get 50+ miles to the gallon and emit 80% less toxins than traditional courier vehicles.

Green Express is the favorite courier in Atlanta for non-profits, public and private schools, environmental businesses, architectural and engineering firms implementing green practices.

For more information about the program, call Jay Holgate at 770-394-3131 x2 or click on this link.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day Atlanta from GREEN Express Couriers

Thank goodness we have another beautiful day for Earth Day in Atlanta. Green Express celebrates the day and the fact that Green Express is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier. We appreciate all the companies that support our eco-friendly couriers.

We are participating in events all around the city to educate people about reducing emissions, recycling, reducing fuel consumption. Our main booth is at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Buckhead where we have postcards printed on eco-friendly paper, and information about Atlanta's Green friendly courier.

There are Earth Day activities going on all around the city which we have listed on previous blogs.

If you need a quick delivery today, call Green Express at 770-394-3131. Tell your friends to go green the next time they need a courier.

Enjoy Earth Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Earth Day Festival Includes Eco-Green Courier

MILTON, GA., April 13, 2010 - The City of Milton's first Earth Day Festival, organized by the Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG), will take place in 205-acre Birmingham Park on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Green Express couriers will have one of their eco-friendly hybrid electric cars on exhibit. Green Express couriers is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier. The green drivers are in green hybrid electric cars which get 50+ miles to the gallon, emit 80% toxins than other courier vehicles used in Atlanta.

According to organizers, the festival will feature environmental education for children including clay sculpture using local materials, a workshop on making bird feeders from recycled juice containers and demonstrations of worm composting and pumpkin planting.

There will also be exhibits from businesses offering earth-friendly products and services, self-guided walking tours of the park, wagon rides and food from local restaurants.

Displays will highlight the winners of the local environmental art contests, participating vendors' efforts to conserve energy and resources, rainwater harvesting methods, and educational displays involving recycling, land use and environmental programs already underway in Milton.

MGG members will also explain efforts to qualify Milton as a Sustainable City under the Atlanta Regional Commission's Green Communities certification program. A tree-planting event conducted as part of the festival will be counted as an offset to the city government's carbon usage and provides points that will contribute to the Sustainable City designation.

Local restaurants that follow and promote sustainable practices will have booths offering free samples and food items for sale alongside information about sustainable packaging, reducing waste destined for landfills and farm-to-table menu ingredients.

Anyone wanting to volunteer for the event can contact Limited opportunities for vendors still exist, and anyone interested should contact the e-mail above or call Gina Schwendel at 770-310-6679.

MGG coordinates the efforts of individual volunteers and community-based organizations through the efforts of its own members, who include Milton residents, business partners and those with an interest in the environment in Milton. For more information, e-mail

Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit, or call 678-242-2500.

For more information about Green Express couriers, call 770-394-3131, ext 1.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Atlanta Ranked #9--GREEN Couriers Serving Energy Efficient Buildings

Atlanta was recently ranked #9 by the EPA for cities with energy efficient buildings.

Green Express couriers celebrates Atlanta's progress in building efficiency. Green Express has made our eco-friendly courier services available to the most energy efficient commercial buildings in Atlanta. Green Express uses less fuel, emits less toxins than other courier delivery companies in Atlanta.

This ranking shows the tremendous progress that Atlanta and cities across the country have made to make America’s buildings more energy efficient. By retrofitting homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities, American cities are significantly reducing global warming pollution, putting people to work in clean energy jobs, and saving families and businesses money on energy costs.

America’s buildings use forty percent of our energy, representing ten percent of the world’s energy consumption. The good news is we currently have the technology, the know-how and a workforce that is ready to retrofit our homes and commercial buildings to make them more efficient, while dramatically reducing pollution.

However, home and business owners need incentives and financing mechanisms that will make it feasible to invest in making their buildings more energy efficient and to reap the tremendous benefits for our economy and our environment. Every billion dollars of public spending on energy efficiency can leverage $2-3 billion in private investment and create 25,000 jobs in 2010.

For a quick delivery, call Green Express couriers.
To set up an account with Green Express couriers, click on this link. or call 770-394-3131.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Join EarthShare of Georgia for Earth Week in April

Green Express couriers encourages organizations to join Earth Share for Earth Week 2010.

Please join EarthShare of Georgia for Earth Week 2010 with three key events designed to connect business leaders with the groups we help support year-round and the environmental community at large.

Earth Share will kick off Earth Week with the Corporate Green Day Challenge on Saturday, April 17th, followed by our not-to-be-missed Earth Day Party on Land at Opera on Wednesday, April 21st, and then ending with our signature event, the Earth Day Leadership Breakfast at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, April 23rd.

Earth Share member groups work hard every day to address environmental health risks, restore natural habitats, protect wildlife, reduce global warming, and much more. EarthShare of Georgia annually certifies that member groups operate within the highest ethical and professional standards and engage in active programs that protect our air, land, water and health on local, national and global levels.

For a quick delivery, call 770-394-3131.
To set up a green account with GREEN Express couriers, click on this link.

Green Courier Delivering to More Cities in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga- For customers who want to do right with the environment, Green Express couriers has expanded their delivery zone to meet the immediate needs in Atlanta, GA. Green Hybrid cars are better for the environment. For immediate delivery call 770-394-3131.

Credit cards welcome.

Green Express couriers has expanded our metro atlanta delivery zone to include metro Atlanta, Georgia including Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlantic Station, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Buford, Canton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Conyers, Cumming, Dallas, Dacula, Decatur, Dekalb county, Doraville, Douglasville.

Downtown Atlanta hotels, motels, conventions, arts and entertainment venues, Dunwoody, Duluth, Buckhead, College Park, East Point, East Cobb, Forsyth County, Fulton county, Gwinnett County, Gainesville, Hall County, Jonesboro, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lilburn.

Loganville, Marietta, McDonough, Midtown, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Roswell, Snellville, Stockbridge, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Tucker, Vinings, West Cobb, Windy Ridge, Winder, Woodstock. Green couriers can deliver In-town and to Atlanta residences, gwinnett courthouse, fulton courthouse, dekalb courthouse. For a quick delivery in the ATL call Green Express.

For a quick delivery, call GREEN Express Couriers 770-394-3131.

To set up an account with GREEN Express couriers, click this link.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Green Express Couriers Delivering for The UPS Stores, FedEx Locations in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Ga- Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier has a larger pick up zone in Metro Atlanta.

Green Express couriers has expanded their pick up zone to include UPS stores, FedEx locations in Atlanta, Georgia. Customers can now take their packages to the closest UPS store or FedEx location for package deliveries in Metro Atlanta.

Green Express can also drop off packages at The UPS Store or FedEx locations if arrangements are made by the customer with the store.

Since many home businesses do not have regular hours, it is easier to drop off packages for Green Express at the closest shipping center and arrange the pick up through Green Express.

There are hundreds of UPS Stores in Atlanta and they are a logical pick location for Green Express.

Having an Atlanta green courier deliver packages is an efficient way to do business and its better for the environment. Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. Green Ex uses hybrid cars which use less fuel, emit less toxins.

Green Express is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly Courier. For a quick package delivery, call 770-394-3131.
To set up an account with GREEN Express, click on link.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Green Express is Still the ONLY Eco-Friendly Atlanta Courier

If you are looking for great courier service in Metro Atlanta, there is only once choice if you want to go Eco-friendly.
GREEN Express is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier service using hybrid electric cars which are better for the Atlanta environment.

The Clean Air Campaign named Green Express Innovative Company of the Year for their work on improving Atlanta's environment. Green Express is also involved in EarthShare.

Since Forbes Magazine listed Atlanta as #1 Toxic city in the country in November of 2009, we are getting phone calls from a lot of competitive companies customers who want to switch couriers to an eco-friendly courier because they are concerned about Atlanta's pollution.
We will accept customers from the following Atlanta courier companies: A Quick Delivery courier, Apple Atlanta, Courier Connection, Executive Courier, A 1 Express courier, World
, ATL Courier, Couriernet, Courier Express, Dynamex courier, Lasership courier

If you need immediate courier service call 770-394-3131 x1 for Eco-friendly Atlanta courier service. Check out the website at
For a quick package delivery, call GREEN Express!
To set up an account, click on this link, new acccount.

Green Express Serving Intown Express Courier Customers in Atlanta

Green Express Couriers has recently been getting a number of calls from Intown Express courier customers in Atlanta needing service. Green Express is accepting previous clients of Intown Express delivery and is allowing customers to pay by credit card for their first run.

If you were a client of Intown Express courier 342 Marietta Street in Atlanta, GA 30313, you are welcome to use GREEN Express courier for package delivery in Metro Atlanta.

To order a package delivery, call 770-394-3131 x1 or to set up an account, click on this link. New accounts

Green Express provides rush, same day service, next day service in Metro Atlanta. If you want a quick delivery in Atlanta, call Green Express!

Go GREEN! for Atlanta courier service!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Green Express Encourages Customers to Consider Earth Hour

Atlanta’s skyline will join buildings around the globe for World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour by turning off non-essential lights on Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. local time.

For 2010, Earth Hour Atlanta seeks metro area commitments to surpass previous participation and to make a lasting impact on energy savings.

The annual global event organized by WWF is held on the last Saturday of March. Households and businesses are asked to do something quite simple—turn off lights for one hour in a call for action on climate change.

The collective actions demonstrate what can be accomplished when working together to protect the planet for future generations. Earth Hour 2009 gained support from nearly one billion people in 4,100 cities in 87 countries.

Energy savings affect water supply, air quality and economic development, all critical issues for Atlanta. “Our goal this year is to provide more ways for people to participate in Atlanta and learn what they can do beyond Earth Hour to make our communities more sustainable,” said Executive Director of Sustainable Atlanta Lynnette Young.

Earth Hour metrics are based on commitments made at To list a building—business, church, school, university, government—add it after entering your name when pledging. More than 400 buildings participated in the 2009 metro Atlanta effort.

"The momentum built over the last two years is certainly evident in the interest in participation we have across the City of Atlanta. We are committed to reducing our energy consumption at this hour, on this day; and throughout the year in city facilities," said Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta Mandy Mahoney.

The “go-to” web site for local information on Earth Hour Atlanta is with updates posted at .

Activities include the Earth Hour Family Fun Festival on Saturday, March 27 at Atlantic Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment features the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, arts and crafts, kids’ parade, environmentally conscious vendors and children’s poster contest winners.

To set up an account with GREEN Express, click on this link.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Snowing in Atlanta--Green Couriers Still Delivering Packages

ATLANTA, Ga- It's snowing full force in Atlanta but one courier service is still delivering packages. Green Express, Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier has its hybrid-electric car fleet on the road making sure documents are being delivered business to business.

There are a number of traffic delays due to the inclement weather however the Green couriers indicate all packages are right on schedule. If there are any problems with traffic which would make the delivery late, Green Express customer service folks always call the customer.

Green Express customers can check their on-line tracking to check the status of a delivery 24 hours a day. Giving the customers the ability to follow up on delivery status has reduced calls and increased customer participation.

As the snow continues to fall, Green Express will monitor the traffic while making sure deliveries get to their destination.

For Atlanta deliveries, call 770-394-3131. To set up an account with GREEN Express, click on this link.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Green Express Couriers Delivering for Cartridge World Atlanta

Green Express couriers is making their delivery services available to all 33 Cartridge World locations in the Atlanta area. Green Express couriers can deliver from all the Cartridge World offices in the Metro Atlanta area.

Having a green courier deliver cartridges, inks and toners is an efficient way to do business and its better for the environment. Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. Green Ex uses hybrid cars which use less fuel, emit less toxins.

Most of the Cartridge World customers prefer the all day service which is called in before 10 am and delivered by 5 pm., customers love it too.

Rush and 3 hour services are also available.

To set up an account with Green Express, click on this link or call 770-394-3131.

Green Express Delivering for Pak Mail, Shipping Post, Soho Hero in Atlanta

Green Express has expanded their pick up zone to include Mail Boxes etc., Pak Mail, Shipping Post and Soho Hero in Atlanta, Georgia. Customers can now take their packages to the shipping for package deliveries in Metro Atlanta.

Green Express can also drop off packages at Mail Boxes Etc., Pak Mail, Shipping Post, Soho Hero if arrangements are made by the customer with the store.

Since many home businesses do not have regular hours, it is easier to drop off packages for Green Express at the closest shipping center and arrange the pick up through Green Express.

There are hundreds of shipping centers and intown business centers in Atlanta and they are a logical pick location for Green Express. For shipping out of state, use Mail Boxes etc, Pak Mail, Soho Hero Atlanta locations.

Having a green courier deliver packages is an efficient way to do business and its better for the environment. Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. Green Ex uses hybrid cars which use less fuel, emit less toxins.

Green Express is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly Courier. For package delivery, call 770-394-3131.
To set up an account with GREEN Express, click on this link.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Atlanta Courier Moves Green Message to Twitter

Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier company has moved one more step forward in the social networking arena. Green Express is now on Twitter. You can find Green Express by going to GreenExpressATL on the Twitter network.

Part of the Green Express marketing strategy is to go where their customers are. Green Express has always had a dominant role on Google which has been a great source for new business. The green courier company expanded to Facebook over the holidays and now the Twitter move makes for a nice circle.

Fans of Green Express tend to network to other green friendly businesses. Twitter and Facebook are good ways to network and meet new business prospects who believe in the same values.

Green Express continues to provide same day courier service for Metro Atlanta at competitive rates while using less natural resources than their competitors.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

GREEN Courier Targets Atlanta Architects, Attorneys, Medical Professionals, Non-Profits

Green Express launched a new ad campaign targeting Atlanta architects, Atlanta attorneys, Atlanta medical practitioners, advertising companies and non-profits. The theme of "Going Green" is becoming more and more popular as savvy businesses are constantly finding new ways to better brand their offerings.

Green Express was the first courier company in America to go with hybrid electric cars. Atlanta companies that chose Green Express like the public relations aspects of working with a company that is doing the right thing for the environment.

It has become very popular under these economic conditions to use suppliers and vendors who are environmentally conscious. Atlanta Executives realize going with a green courier is good for Atlanta. If you need a quick delivery, go with GREEN Express.

If you are an Atlanta architect or Atlanta attorney, please consider Going Green for Atlanta Courier deliveries.

To see the video, click on the link below:


To set up an account with GREEN Express, click on this link.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Green Express Atlanta Promotes Clean Air Campaign of Georgia

Here is the text from our recent promotion of the Clean Air Campaign. The video can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

This is Jay Holgate with Green Express couriers in Atlanta and I want to put in a plug for my friends at the clean air campaign. I know these guys are working hard to improve Atlanta's air quality.

We got so excited about the Clean Air Campaign that we changed our entire business model to be more earth friendly. Green Express couriers now use hybrid electric cars which emit 80% less toxins than our courier competitors.

Going greener has been great for business too because we picked up hundreds of loyal customers who are committed to a better Atlanta. The Clean Air campaign pushed us to reconsider our office and the resources used in multiple people driving to work every day.

The end result was we closed our office, bought laptop computers and we now have everyone working from home or mobile. We are saving thousands of dollars in fuel per year and time driving back and forth to the office.

Today, Green Express is Atlanta's Only Eco-friendly courier and we service many companies like your who want to do the best thing for our environment.

For more information about our story, go to .

For more information about the Clean Air Campaign, go to

Go Greener in 2010!

To set up an account with GREEN Express, click on this link.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lasership Courier in Atlanta Customers Welcome to Go Green

Green Express is welcoming any Lasership Courier Customers in Atlanta that want to switch to an eco-friendly courier company. Green Express uses hybrid electric cars which use less fuel, emit less toxins which is better for Atlanta. Traditional courier vehicles emit 80% more toxins than hybrid cars.

Forbes Magazine named Atlanta #1 Toxic City in the United States in November of 2009. Everybody can do their part. If we all work together, Atlanta can have cleaner air, water and be a safer place for our kids.

GREEN Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia.

Do your part today and Go GREEN!

To order package delivery from Green Express call 770-394-3131 or to set up an account, click this link. Another Green Customer.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Quick Delivery Atlanta Courier Customers Welcome to Switch to Green Express

Green Express is welcoming any A Quick Delivery Courier Customers in Atlanta that want to switch to an eco-friendly courier company. Green Express is still Atlanta's ONLY Eco-friendly courier with hybrid cars.

Green Express uses hybrid electric cars which use less fuel, emit less toxins which is better for Atlanta. Traditional courier vehicles emit 80% more toxins than hybrid cars.

Forbes Magazine named Atlanta #1 Toxic City in the United States in November of 2009. Everybody can do their part. If we all work together, Atlanta can have cleaner air, water and be a safer place for our kids.

GREEN Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia.

Do your part today and Go GREEN!

To order package delivery from Green Express call 770-394-3131 or to set up an account, click this link. Another Green Customer.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Green Express Delivers Blankets & Coats to Homeless During Cold Snap

With temperatures dropping quickly, Green Express couriers is picking up blankets and coats from Atlanta businesses and distributing them to the Atlanta Union Mission. With sub-freezing weather, there are rising needs in the homeless community for protection.

Because the weather temperatures were dropping below freezing for an extended period of time, the courier company felt it was crises time for some Atlanta families and wanted to help.

The services homeless men seek during these times are emergency rescue services. Atlanta Union Mission hopes to invite them in to receive recovery and re-entry services that will help homeless men move from the streets to independent living.

“Extreme weather often forces many homeless men to seek refuge when they normally would be unwilling to seek help,” said Atlanta Union Mission CEO Jim Reese. “The Shepherd’s Inn starts by welcoming these men into our facility to meet their basic needs for a night and then extends the offer to help them help themselves and come in off of the streets permanently.”

Many of the men who come in off of the street come with just the clothes they are wearing at that time. Atlanta Union Mission not only provides them a warm place to sleep, a hot shower and hot meals, but additional clothing.

“We are always in need of men’s clothing and shoes, especially when weather is severe,” said Reese. “Men often come to the shelter as a last resort and many have been sleeping under bridges and overcoats without gloves, hats or layers of clothing to protect them against the sub-freezing temperatures.”

For individuals who want to donate, Atlanta Union Mission is also collecting blankets and winter coats for men, women and children in need with Project Overcoat The program is sponsored by Kroger, Fed Ex and Fox 5. Individuals with extra blankets and coats can take them to area Kroger stores beginning Saturday, January 9.

Atlanta Union Mission is a 71-year-old organization that serves the homeless and addicted of Atlanta and north Georgia. AUM is a comprehensive Christian-based ministry that provides rescue, recovery and re-entry programs for thousands of homeless and at risk men, women and children.

Programs range from emergency food and shelter to residential recovery programs and transitional housing. The Mission has five facilities in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

Green Express is Atlanta’s Only eco-friendly courier, delivering packages in Metro Atlanta in hybrid cars which are better for the Atlanta environment. Green Express was a sponsor in the Canstruction project which is a food charity organized by the Society for Design Administration.

Green Express was named Innovative company of the Year in 2007 by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia.

If employees of businesses can bring blankets and coats to their business office, Green Express couriers will have one of their drivers pick up the supplies and deliver them to the Atlanta Union Mission during this critical time. For pick up, please call 770-394-3131. Other donated items should be taken to a local Kroger.

For more information about Atlanta Union Mission or to donate during this critical time, go to or call 404-588-4000.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Atlanta Courier Up with Facebook

Happy New Year!

Since we did YouTube last month, we have to keep the innovations coming. When you are the first eco-friendly courier in the country, you can't rest on just one good idea. So we set up the Facebook account and we're joining groups, making friends and all the fun things that a person does when social networking.

We believe being the Only Eco-friendly courier in Atlanta means that we have to continue to come up with innovative ways to communicate to our customers and potentials clients for the future. Technology is changing our world but documents always need to be delivered across town.

We hope you will GO GREENER IN 2010!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Quick Delivery Courier Atlanta Customers Welcome to Switch to GREEN Express

Green Express is welcoming any A Quick Delivery Courier Customers in Atlanta that want to switch to an eco-friendly courier company.

Green Express uses hybrid electric cars which use less fuel, emit less toxins which is better for Atlanta. Traditional courier vehicles emit 80% more toxins than hybrid cars.

Forbes Magazine named Atlanta #1 Toxic City in the United States in November of 2009. Everybody can do their part.

If we all work together, Atlanta can have cleaner air, water and be a safer place for our kids.

GREEN Express was named Innovative Company of the Year by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia.

Do your part today and GO GREEN!

To order package delivery from Green Express call 770-394-3131 or to set up an account, click this link. Another Green Customer.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Green Express Has First YouTube Upload

Ok. So we're catching up to the next generation. We downloaded our first YouTube video. It's nothing fancy. Just wanted to see what would happen if we put it out there. Please send it to any architects, attorneys, advertising friends in Atlanta.

To see the new Green Express video, click the link below:

And as always, thanks for Going GREEN!

*Member of the Green Building Council of Georgia

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Road One Express Courier Customers Welcome

Green Express has been getting a number of calls from Road One Express customers in Atlanta, Georgia who cannot order package delivery, because the phone number has been disconnected. We do not know the status of Road One Express/Phoenix Couriers and we know they have done a good job in the past. Their website is

We will extend our delivery services to any customer from Road One Express couriers in Atlanta who need deliveries in the Atlanta area. For first time customers, we usually except a credit card payment. We can then set up an account so you can order by phone or through our on-line ordering.

For fastest service, call 770-394-3131 and press extension 1.

Or go online and complete the info and we will call you:

To set up account, click on link below:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Recession Forces New Strategies for Courier Company

Atlanta, GA--In 2006 a marketing team was assembled to create Green Express, Atlanta's first eco-friendly courier. As the group explored reducing consumption of natural resources, it quickly became apparent that there would be an entire paradigm shift with a new company.

The conventional methods that were the status quo in the courier industry would not work going forward in a world that was becoming more energy conscious every day.

The group determined hybrid electric cars would work best for reducing fuel consumption and reduction of carbon emissions. There would be massive savings in fuel cost and less pollution with the hybrid cars. Eliminating paper could be done by e-mailing bills which the enviro-friendly customers would accept. Even the office could be replaced by tele-workers and laptop computers that were mobile.

The new company was launched in January 2007 with the idea that everybody in Atlanta, given the same price and choice of eco-friendly, would choose the green courier alternative. The core assumption was most people like clean air, energy efficiency and on a conscious level it feels good to use vendors who are doing the right thing. Green Express could be the next great company starting in Atlanta.

One variable that wasn't accounted for was the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. It's not a great idea to launch a new service company when the main customer base is moving to crises state. With a customer base dependent on the sale of homes, Green Express launched at the same time real estate went into a market free fall. Real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders and home builders businesses were cut by nearly 75% overnight and the courier business was down stream and took a huge hit.

For Green Express, the newly launched company had one choice. Find a new customer base quickly. Because of the market dynamics, fear kept some companies from making any changes which meant they would not be switching to the green couriers.

However, Green Express started pursuing customers like architects, engineers, commercial builders and non-profits who had a natural tendency to use eco-friendly vendors. Green Express started picking up new green friendly customers daily. Green Ex held their own in the toughest of economic times by replacing nearly all of their customer base.

As the economy worsened, Green Ex kept adding green friendly customers which offset the declining demand of the overall market. The Atlanta real estate market eventually hit bottom and managed to stay in a holding pattern which was bad news for the courier industry. Green Ex decided the only way to survive was to keep fighting for the newly targeted eco-friendly clients.

Green Ex started spending more time communicating to their customer base and building the relationships. The company took a new look at the drivers and how they were representing the company. Green Ex invested in new green uniforms which helped brand the service in a refreshing, new way. The company changed out the standard clipboards that hold the signatures, for a green presentation notebook which had a better presentation and marketing value.

The drivers were encouraged to keep their cars clean and continue to put their best foot forward because the best way out of the recession was new customers and drivers with great attitudes. Every process was re-evaluated to insure that loyal customers were given great service.

Nothing came easy. It wasn't the vision that was birthed three years earlier when the market was at an all time high and the courier business was thriving. However, sometimes persevering is success. After two and half years in a difficult economy , the green courier company has a new appreciation for good customers, loyal clients and a faith that better days are ahead.

For more information on Green Express, go to or call 770-394-3131.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Green Express Couriers Celebrates Earth Day Atlanta

Today is Earth Day and we are celebrating our progress as an eco-friendly company and our partnership with you.

Green Express couriers made the commitment to go Green in 2006 and even in a difficult economy; we have continually added new business and I want to thank you for your part in our success.

We are honored to have you as a client and appreciate your part in making Atlanta a better place to live. Every day, Green Express and our earth friendly hybrids are using less fuel and emitting less carbons.

We continue to encourage Atlanta businesses to consider the environment in everything they do.We know we are making a difference and we are glad that you are joining us in this journey.

Let's celebrate Earth Day and continue to find new ways to be eco-friendly.Thanks again for Going Green!

Jay Holgate
Green Express Couriers
770-394-3131 x2

Please forward to a friend who would benefit from an eco-friendly courier service.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Green Express Couriers Joins US Green Building Council--Atlanta Chapter

Green Express couriers took one more step in delivering their earth friendly services by joining the U. S. Green Building Council--Atlanta Chapter. The hybrid car courier company could add LEED points to architects, engineers and builders who use their eco-friendly courier company.

Green Express delivers packages in hybrid cars which use less fuel, emit less carbons and are better for the environment. By switching to hybrid cars, Green Express reduced fuel consumption by 50% and carbon emissions by 80% within the first year.

Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year in 2007 by the
Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. The green couriers have been featured on the Weather Channel and CNN for their work to improve the Atlanta environment.

The U.S. Green Building Council Georgia State Chapter was formed in November 2008 to advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the Georgia's buildings, landscapes, cities and communities.

The purpose of the Georgia State Chapter is to:

Provide regularly scheduled opportunities for members to exchange information with other persons having similar interests;

Raise awareness of Green Building principles and practices among the design, construction and real estate communities as well as the general public;

Provide forums for the exchange of ideas;

Form partnerships with other local building-related and environmental organizations; and Promote membership in the U S Green Building Council.

The Georgia State Chapter is the local voice of USGBC, and chapter members are key to raising awareness about green building. Chapter membership also provides excellent networking opportunities, the chance to serve on committees, and chapter member-rate discounts on chapter events.

The Georgia State Chapter is 501(c)3 non-profit organization with branches in Atlanta and Savannah. All branches of the Georgia State Chapter hold monthly meetings and/or monthly events for our members, in addition to holding LEED workshops and sometimes LEED User Groups.

For more information on US Green Building Council, visit and for Green Express couriers, visit

Thursday, October 2, 2008

GREEN Express Couriers Deliver During Atlanta Fuel Shortage

Energy shortage. First the problem was high gas prices. People complained that $4 gallon gas prices were eating up their discretionary income. Then when Hurricane Ike came through, Atlanta experienced a whole new problem. No gas. Refineries knocked off-line had reduced supply.

Atlanta gas stations had either no gas or a significantly smaller supply which usually went dry within a few hours. Many people were wasting gas by driving around looking for service stations with long lines. Fear and chaos prevailed.

Hybrid cars use less fuel. During the gas crises, Green Express couriers kept on driving and delivering packages around Atlanta. Green Express had converted their fleet of cars to hybrid vehicles in 2007. The hybrid electric cars were getting 50 miles per gallon and could go around 1100 miles before re-fueling. As most Atlanta drivers were getting stressed about finding fuel, Green Ex drivers just kept driving and delivering rush deliveries.

Managing partner Jay Holgate said, "Long lines at gas stations are stressful. We are glad our green business model of hybrid vehicles supported our customers during a fuel crises."

Finding gas stations with fuel, no problem. Since the company has GPS tracking on their cars, the dispatcher could go on-line and communicate to the drivers when they were near gas stations that had fuel. Most gas stations only had fuel for a couple of hours so the key was to get to a station quickly before long lines ate up supply.

For more information about Green Express couriers, visit or call 770-394-3131.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Speaking of the Environment

Has your company thought about Going GREEN? Going GREEN with your company could be a huge risk. However, Going GREEN could also be the move that brings in new customers, improves employee morale and contributes to a better quality of life for everybody.

In 2006, the leadership of an Atlanta courier company determined it was time to change company direction and Go Green! From a conversion to hybrid cars, e-mail billing, eco cleaners to tele-working, Green Express changed the way they did business to earth friendly methods. And the results are impressive.

Immediately the company reduced fuel costs by 50%, paper consumption by 94% and the hybrid cars were emitting 80% less toxins in Atlanta's air than the competition. A year later, over 200 new customers have come on board primarily because they want to do the right thing for the environment. Some of the companies doing business with Green Express have initiated recycling programs, paper reduction systems and carpooling.

Hear the story of how America's first hybrid car courier moved to a green friendly approach right before the crash of the real estate market. Find out what worked, what failed and why the Clean Air Campaign awarded Green Express a PACE Award and named them Innovative Company of the Year in 2007 in Georgia.

We will accomodate a limited number of speaking engagements per year based on availability. Please email speaking request information to

Please indicate location, date and time of event, how many people will be in attendance, the purpose of the meeting and any other relevant information involved with the event. All request will be responded to by email.

To view a TV interview with managing partner Jay Holgate go to:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

As Gas Prices Rise, Atlanta’s Eco-Friendly Courier Lowers Next Day Delivery Rates

ATLANTA, GA-- While most delivery services are raising their prices to survive the rising gas prices, one Atlanta courier service is doing just the opposite. Green Express, Atlanta’s only eco-friendly courier service, announced today that the company was lowering its next day delivery fee to a flat rate of $12.

Effective May 15, Green Express will charge $12 for next day delivery rate to for all online customers in the four major Metro Atlanta counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett. No fuel surcharges will be added to the next day fee.

“Other delivery services are suffering from the current escalating gas prices, but because of our eco-friendly business model and the fuel-efficient electric delivery vehicles we use, Green Express is not,” said Jay Holgate, managing partner of Green Express. “Instead of charging more or adding in a fuel surcharge, we are reducing our rates to pass along our savings to our customers.”

“With our online ordering system, satellite offices, GPS tracking technology and other green business practices, we are able to handle the logistics of 24 hour package delivery for Atlanta businesses, saving them money and saving fuel at the same time,” he added.

In 2007, Green Express became the first courier company in America to switch to hybrid vehicles. The eco-friendly courier service uses green Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicles to make deliveries in metro Atlanta. The hybrid electric vehicles average 47 miles to the gallon and emit 80% less toxins in the air than typical delivery vehicles.

"We knew high gas prices were coming two years ago," said Holgate, “so we changed our business model and technology platform to be competitive in this type of market. As a result, our fuel usage is down by 50%.”

“With gas prices exceeding $3.50 a gallon, it's basically cost prohibitive for a person to drive a package across town. People are starting to realize this and calling couriers to make the delivery," he said. In the past year, Green Express has added more than 200 new green friendly customers who realized the advantages of using an eco-friendly courier service.

“Atlanta businesses right now are feeling the pressure of higher fuel prices, and Green Express is one of the few companies in position to help out,” said Holgate. “When economic times are challenging, people tend to get more price conscious. Our $12 next day rate makes us extremely competitive in the next day delivery market.”

“Environmentally responsible companies prefer Green Express’ hybrid electric cars to the diesel based vehicles used by the national delivery companies," said Holgate. “By using our eco-friendly business for package delivery, businesses not only save on fuel costs but they also have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping reduce gasoline emissions. According to the Department of Natural Resources, Atlanta experienced 49 days of smog alerts in 2007 which are issued to the public about unhealthy air quality.

Gas prices are hurting all delivery companies, but the Green Express logistics chain is efficient for next day delivery with multiple driver drop sites. Green customers get immediate e-mail notification when the package is dropped with a signature name. Some customers get a phone call letting them know their package has been delivered. The next day deliveries include Monday through Friday deliveries only.

Many businesses prefer the courier delivery system to a national overnight delivery company because couriers typically don't have as many touch points, no conveyor belts and significantly less chance of a package being lost. “Green Express is perfect for those customers who are price sensitive and want more hands-on customer service than a national delivery company can provide,” said Holgate.

Next day delivery is one more innovative move for Green Express. Courier companies typically deliver packages same day; within a one to three hour delivery time frame. Same day delivery is the core component of the courier system.

Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year in 2007 by the Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. The mission of The Clean Air Campaign is to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. Green Express uses hybrid cars for deliveries, GPS for more efficient routing, and e-billing to reduce paper consumption. In 2008, the company moved to satellite offices to reduce wasted resources involved with drive time. The company employees have laptops and are networked and communicate primarily through email.

Green Express plans to offer more eco-friendly business solutions as the market demands in 2008. For more info on Green Express, visit

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

City of Atlanta Raises Awareness Through Earth Hour...

On March 29, 2008, for one hour, the World Wildlife Fund and the City of Atlanta will ask residences and businesses to help raise awareness about climate change in an event called Earth Hour. This event, that will take place in homes, business and local communities from 8-9pm, requires one simple task; turning off your lights for one hour.

With Mayor Shirley Franklin as the Board Chair, and the City of Atlanta police, fire and emergency service departments supporting Earth Hour, we are sure to make this a safe and successful event. <>

Earth Hour has transformed from a single event held last year in Australia into a global phenomenon. Last year, Sydney, Australia had 2.2 million residents participate and with they help of local business and monuments, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, they had a 10% drop in energy use for one hour.

Currently, there are more than 11 cities across the world who have pledged to take place in this event and raise awareness. Atlanta is just one of the 3 sister cities in the US that support our flagship city of Chicago, Illinois.

We will be targeting all Atlanta neighborhoods in this effort including the Atlanta skyline (Bank of America, Westin Peachtree Plaza, 1180 Peachtree, etc). We will not ask for business to close or stop running, just for fa├žade lighting to be turned off and perhaps darken unnecessary interiors through candle light or dimmers.

Green Express couriers will deliver Earth Hour posters during the month of March with each of its deliveries in the Metro Atlanta area.

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Weather Channel Warms Up to Green Express Courier Rates...

We recently were interviewed by The Weather Channel for their Forecast Earth series. When the producer called and said he would meet me at my office, I gave him a Starbucks Coffee address in Dunwoody. After he got permission from Starbucks Corporate office for the filming, we met. Two and a half hours later, we got nearly 3 minutes of tape on Green Express.

For the full interview, go to:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Radio Sandy Springs Features Green Express Couriers of Atlanta

Radio Sandy Springs host Gary Gross interviewed Jay Holgate of Green Express Couriers at the studios in Sandy Springs 1620 AM. Topics included Holgate growing up in a solar energy home, and businesses reducing unhealthy air in Atlanta by switching to a Hybrid car courier company like Green Express. Holgate encouraged action by government to give incentives to businesses and individuals to invest in hybrid vehicles. For full interview go to:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Green Express Partners with The Clean Air Campaign

We made it official and now we are partnering with The Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. The mission of The Clean Air Campaign is to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. Green Express has made it our mission to improve the quality of life for the people of Atlanta through enviro friendly delivery services. Green express primarily couriers packages from office to office throughout Atlanta.

Green Express is proud to be a member of the Clean Air Campaign. Green Express has already reduced our carbon emissions by over 40 tons which is a start on improving air quality. Our Toyota Prius investment was expensive but it is in the best interest for this great community. Green Express is also reducing the total traffic in Atlanta. For every package we deliver, that is one less car on the road reducing the total traffic in Atlanta. Green Express is also partnering with nearly one thousand customers and is making an impact with e-billing, recycling and awareness to environmental stewardship.

Atlanta still has problems that need to be addressed. Atlanta is still the #1 city in the country for kids with asthma. Atlanta is still exceeding state and federal guidelines during the summer months. When car and truck fumes and a hot sun mix for a toxic air quality, it is dangerous for our kids and immune systems.

Working together, Atlantans can reduce emissions that contribute to smog formation. We are excited about being a problem solver in this arena. We hope you will join us. Please visit our website and partner with us at

Thursday, December 20, 2007

For Last Minute Shipping in Atlanta, Call a Green Courier...

The Christmas season can get extremely busy with parties, family get togethers, gift buying, decorating and cooking. There is too much to do and not enough time to do it.

At this time, it is basically too late to send a package by UPS. The US Postal Service is out of the question for delivery by Christmas. If you want the gift to arrive before Christmas, you better call a green courier.

Green Express has it's hybrid vehicles all ready with the batteries at full charge to handle the last minute delivery needs of businesses and individuals with busy schedules. Our drivers want to make sure that all packages get to their destination before Christmas. Green Express drivers will be working late for the final days leading up to Christmas.

Even if you are not a current customer, Green Express can take care of your delivery need if you can pay by credit card. All it takes is a phone call with the pick up location and the delivery location and the order is in place. All orders must be called in between 8 am and 6 pm Monday thru Friday. To order a delivery today, call 770-394-3131.

For more information about Atlanta's Only Eco-Friendly Courier Company, go to

Green Express was Awarded the Innovative Company of the Year for 2007 by the Clean Air Campaign.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Lazy Environmentalist Interviews Green Express Couriers...

I had the pleasure today to talk to Josh Dorfman in Manhattan, New York. Josh is a radio host and has a show on Sirius Satellite Radio called the Lazy Environmentalist. Josh liked the Green Express story of switching to hybrid cars for better fuel efficiency and less toxins in the air.

I told Josh with our outlay of capital for the hybrid vehicles that I went from a lazy environmentalist to a broke environmentalist. I also told Josh about how we made a decision following Hurricane Katrina that we wanted to be part of the crowd that was doing the right thing for people and the planet.

Ultimately, we are in the business of helping people by being better stewards of the environment. We want to do our part.

Josh is an energetic guy and during the live broadcast, he would talk to me during the breaks about environmental stuff. Then I would hear like a crackling noise and he would go back on the air. It was kind of the ultimate in multi-tasking for him. I just kind of held back until he asked a question because I wasn't sure what was going to happen next. It was all good and fun.

We had a caller in Wisconsin ask if there were any hybrid vans on the market because she was a courier and delivered medical products. Josh referred her to a couple car websites.

It was a fun experience and our intent is to spread the word about "green businesses" so more people will get involved and become green entrepreneurs. He didn't mention a "Josh and Jay show" for the future but did say he would like to call back.

For more information about the interview, go to:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Food Shed Planet Interviews Green Express

The following article was recently published in Food Shed Planet.

Jay Holgate considers himself to have been just a regular guy who went about his business. However, his business is a van-based courier service, and when he saw what happened with gas prices after Hurrican Katrina, he had an "aha" moment at the gas pump.

"I was angry at what the gas companies were doing," he told me recently, "and I was shocked to realize how fragile our society really is."

Jay, the father of two children, also discovered that Atlanta is number one in the nation in childhood asthma. The city had 47 days of smog alert last year, which means the air quality exceeded both state and federal air quality standards. Yet more and more cars pile onto Atlanta's roads each and every day. Jay was concerned about being part of the problem.

"I decided right then and there that we were going to change the way we did business," he said. "I believe we gotta' do the right thing."

So Jay's company did a complete overhaul, purchased $100,000 worth of hybrid vehicles and emerged in January 2007 as Green Express, the first courier company in the nation to use hybrid vehicles in its fleet. Since then, Jay has aquired 135 new customers, mostly businesses that have made environmental commitments as well. He has converted 92% of his clients to e-billing, reducing his company's paper use by 82%. He has reduced carbon by 34 tons so far this year. And Green Express was just presented with the PACE Innovator Award by the Clean Air Campaign.

But Jay Holgate is not stopping there.

"We are using the daily routes our drivers already cover to transport recyclables from our clients' offices to recycling locations," Jay explained. "And we are about to launch a healthy snack program for breakrooms where we will set up, stock and replenish alternatives to high-fat, high-sugar snacks. In short, we have expanded our borders for a traditional courier company."

And so, I asked Jay how I can use his services. He told me that many of his clients are teleworkers like me and Green Express picks up packages and documents to deliver to home offices and clients every day. What's more, Green Express delivers personal packages as well, for an average cost of about $25 (you can probably get that down to $15 if you can give him a few hours). Need a holiday gift picked up from a store at the mall? Save gas, save time and save your sanity by letting Green Express get it for you, especially during that last week of holiday shopping when UPS doesn't guarantee delivery and you just need that one last gift from the overcrowded, nowhere-to-park mall.

I asked Jay if he felt as if he had changed as a result of his Green Express epiphany. He told me, "We started being more conscious of the products we use on our bodies and in the environment. I eat a lot better now. I really care about improving Atlanta's air quality. Once you get aware of these things, then you just continue to grow."

Jay's "aha" moment reminds me of 9/12/2001, when I stood there at Publix supermarket, picking out toasted oat cereal and powdered milk for my emergency food kit and wondering about the security of our nation's food supply. And in that moment, I decided to plant my garden, which has since fed my family something every single day for five years now.

Jay's "aha" moment reminds me of the surreal conversations we're having here in Atlanta now about this drought situation--there are those who think it's nothing (the majority of people to whom I talk, unfortunately), and those on the other extreme who think Atlanta is going to dry up and become a ghost town and we need to start thinking about hightailing it out of here.

Consider that it rained the other night and the level of our main reservoir, Lake Lanier, was down the next morning rather than up (one little rain and my rainbarrel is full again, by the way). I've read reports that say that we need three solid years of above average rainfall to get our water level back to normal. I've read that this winter and next spring are predicted to be dryer and warmer than usual, and that by next summer we will be in a truly catastrophic situation.

Federal and state authorities announced yesterday that we have 79 days drinking water left in Lake Lanier. 79 days, folks. This is not a little issue. If my calculations are correct, that takes us to exactly Ground Hog Day--or should I say Ground Dry Day. And that would be precisely when farmers in Georgia would be planting their spring crops. Theoretically.

And I want to tell you out there--Atlanta is a lush city in the eastern part of the United States, at the foothills of mountains. If we are having a water crisis, it could happen anywhere. The burning question, of course, is what are we going to do about it? How can we use this as an opportunity to showcase the very best of humanity with innovative solutions that truly work?

Click here to find out more about Green Express and the Clean Air Campaign. By the way, I have located only three other couriers that use hybrid vehicles--one in Portland, Oregon; one in Ontario; and one in London. If you know of any others, tell us about them!

As for the drought, we're not done with that one yet.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Atlanta Courier Company Helps Deliver Recycled Electronics...

Green Express is doing our part to help with the environment. With the recent water shortage, a lot more people seem to be interested in environmental stewardship. Our belief is that everybody can do something to help our environment and no step is too small. It all adds up and we all can agree that a better quality of life is good for everybody.

Below is a list of items that we can pick up from your home or office and take to the closest recycling center. It is better for our environment if we are taking these items to recycle center where they can be reused and recycled. Atlanta already has to much trash going to landfills and many electronics are harmful when disposed of in this manner.

For pick up, please call 770-394-3131. There will be a delivery fee.


Recycle your electronics so that steel, glass, plastic and precious metals can be RECOVERED, RECYCLED and REUSED.

Thanks for doing your part to help with the environment.

Go Green!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How do you get Recycled Items to an Atlanta Recycle Center?

They don't make it easy to recycle. We needed to get rid of some older computers, printers, and other computer components. Our goal was to get the items in a place where they could be recycled and potentially re-used for some other neat product.

We didn't want to send more junk to the landfill and see another report on TV of how our landfills are over filled and toxins are finding their way into the drinking water.

So as we searched the internet, we found all the locations in Atlanta that take older electronic equipment for use in recycling. Then I realized I have three computers in my basement that should be recycled and our staff members said they had old equipment stored away.

Another business opportunity. If you help people, you will always have a successful business. So Green Express decided we would provide a service for Atlantans who want to recycle electronics but don't have the time to wait around for a once a year event. Many of us want to send our stuff to the right place but we just don't have the time to find out where to go.

For a reasonable delivery fee, Green Express will pick up electronic equipment from your office or residence and deliver it to a recycle center. We provide this service year round and customers can even pay with a credit card.

It doesn't get any easier than that. You just make a phone call, our courier picks up your recyclables and we take it to a recycle center so you can go back to doing other more important things. If you have any questions, please call Brent at 770-394-3131.

We are excited that November 15 is National Recycle day. For more information about recycling, go to

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Georgia Clean Air Campaign Honors Green Express with Innovator of the Year Award....

ATLANTA,GA--Each year The Clean Air Campaign recognizes companies and individuals who are making a true impact in commuting and traffic congestion trends in metro Atlanta. The PACE Awards are the Clean Air Campaign's annual program designed to salute the most effective and innovative programs in Georgia. This year, the event was held at the Georgia Aquarium to honor the achievements of companies and individuals in the fight for cleaner air and freedom from traffic congestion.

The PACE Innovator Award is given to the organization in metro Atlanta that introduces innovative solutions to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. The two Finalist for the award, were Green Express, Atlanta's only eco-friendly courier company, and the Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Green Express is the first courier company in America switching to a hybrid car fleet. Today, Green Express is the only hybrid car courier company in Atlanta. The fuel efficient cars average 50 mile per gallon and emit 80% less toxins in the air. By switching from traditional cars to hybrids, Green Express has reduced their carbon emissions by approximately 32 tons this year. The company has reduced their fuel consumption by over 2000 gallons this year. Green Express also has GPS tracking, reducing thousands of gallons in fuel consumption. Green Express has moved to e-billing, reducing paper usage by 75%. The company recycles and is involved in composting.

The Gwinnett County Public Schools have moved two thirds of the district's school buses to lower-emission diesel-powered engines. They also undergo regular maintenance to ensure they run optimally. The school system also recycles lunch trays, designs energy-efficient buildings, and teaches environmental lessons in the classroom.

There were pre-recorded videos shown on both of the organizations. Then CBS46 meteorologist Laura Huckabee, host of the PACE Awards, announced the Innovator of the Year was Green Express. Managing Partner Jay Holgate accepted the award and gave some brief remarks stating Green Express made the changes because it was the right thing to do. Holgate also challenged the audience of nearly 2500 people to make the switch to Green Express because every person in the audience worked for a company that used a courier, and it would make a difference. The PACE Innovator Award honored Green Express for overhauling its business model to support a hybrid delivery fleet.

Clean Air Campaign Executive Director Kevin Green said the PACE Awards highlight efforts in Metro Atlanta that are having a positive impact on the region’s traffic and air quality. "These award winners are outstanding examples of the leadership and vision required to put a plan into action and see measurable results." Green said

"The high quality of the PACE applications illustrates the hard work being done throughout the metro region in the name of mobility, air quality and a better quality of life for metro Atlanta residents," continued Green.
The PACE Awards were presented by The Clean Air Campaign in cooperation with the region’s transportation management associations (TMAs) and 1-87-RIDEFIND. Media sponsors included CBS 46, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and WABE 90.1 FM.

The mission of The Clean Air Campaign is to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. There are 4.2 million people in the metro Atlanta region today, and another 2.5 million expected in the next 25 years. The Clean Air Campaign is focused on addressing traffic and air quality challenges in metro Atlanta.

To find out more about Green Express, go to

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Green Express Announces Part-Time Job Opportunity for Atlanta Professionals....

Green Express Sales Program

We just need you to talk up Green Express, Atlanta's Only Hybrid Car Courier Company. If you know a lot of people in Atlanta and you refer them to Green Express, we will pay you for it.

In the Green Express model, our focus is to be different from all other courier companies and efficient in everything we do. We believe we can grow Green Express through a work force of independent salespeople with connections to Atlanta companies. Everybody loves our Green concept, our prices are competitive with other companies, we just need to get the word out in the most efficient way possible.

The Entire Training Program is Below:

The courier business is similar to the overnight delivery of UPS except we make most of our deliveries same day. Couriers deliver packages from one business to another usually in 2-3 hours. Most companies find it too expensive to put a staff person in an insured car to drive a document across town. So companies call couriers to deliver their documents.

We work for businesses, individuals whoever needs stuff picked up. Everybody will at some time find it more convenient to call a courier than to run a errand across town.

Green Express is Atlanta’s Only Hybrid Car Courier Company. Our hybrids get 50+ miles to the gallon and emit 80% less toxins in the air than traditional cars. Atlanta is the #1 city for asthma for kids in the country. We had 47 days of smog alerts in 2006 where Atlanta air quality had exceeded state and federal guidelines and it is unhealthy to be outdoors.

So far this year, our hybrids have reduced 30 tons of greenhouse gases into the Atlanta air. We have reduced demand for fuel and saved our drivers approximately $3000 in fuel expenses.

Our signature piece is our Toyota Prius. At speeds under 30 miles per hour, the car primarily runs on its electric battery which makes it ideal for in-town traffic. In bumper to bumper traffic, the car emits zero toxins.

GPS on Every Driver- No more lost packages. Green Ex knows exactly where our drivers are, how fast they are driving and which direction they are heading. We track it, all the way to delivery.

Email Confirmation of Delivery. No more wondering if the package was delivered. Our system sends an instant email confirming signature and time of delivery. Our On-time delivery rate is consistently 98% on time which is tops in the industry.

On-line Ordering- Our on-line system is very similar to UPS or FedEx system for ordering packages online.

Hours Monday – Friday 8 am -7 pm. We will deliver on weekends if pre-arranged.

For more detailed info which has link to our blog.

Three Options for Signing Up New Customers:
1) Set them up (using our customer sheet) and fax to our office.
2) Have them call our office by giving them a card. You will have a generic business card which has complete information for contacting our office.
3) Get us a name and number of someone “interested” and we will close out the deal.
4) However, you do it, Carter Hooks will be their representative and will get them all the information they need. Carter will also be your in-office contact. 770-394-3131.

Commission Payment: We pay commissions at the end of every month. For a valid referral, Green Express pays 10% commission for one year. Fuel charges are not included in commission. We cannot pay commission on no-pay accounts. After 60 days, an account is considered no-pay. Checks are mailed and a 1099 is issued at end of year.

The Main Question you will be asking: Does your company use a courier company? Would you switch to a earth friendly courier if the price is the same?

If our referral program works for you, please go to below site and complete short application.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Green Express is Changing the Couriers Footprint on Atlanta......

Atlanta Courier Company Goes Green
Marc Pickard reports

Reported by: Marc Pickard WXIA TV

Jay Holgate didn't want to change the world. He just wanted to change the way his business did business. So he turned it green. And by doing what was right for him, he may just change the world.

The legacy of Hurricane Katrina is mostly broken lives. In that debris, one man saw something that fundamentally changed him.

"People were leaving their homes,” recalled Jay Holgate. "With just the shirt on their back, and they were welcomed in Atlanta by gas prices that were $3.50 a gallon -- and we just thought that that was criminal."

In the courier business since the mid-90s, Jay Holgate was rocked by the fallout from Hurricane Katrina. He began converting his courier fleet to hybrid cars.

"Somebody's gotta be a leader here,” said Holgate. "And we're gonna do it. We may not change anybody but our customers, but, we're gonna do the right thing.”

Half of the Green Express courier service fleet is green, with more on the way.

Before they added green cars to their fleet -- the hybrid vehicles -- the courier company was getting about 21miles to the gallon. Now they're getting between 46 and 51.

They've cut their fuel bill in half. They've cut their toxic emissions by 80 percent. They've reduced the amount of carbon pollution by 30 tons.

Since January they've gained more than 100 customers. By switching half his fleet to hybrid vehicles, Jay Holgate is saving $2,500 in fuel costs a year.

"The main part was the hybrid cars,” said Julie Hay of Midtown Bank. "Them being environmentally friendly, their service is excellent. It really is."

The Midtown Bank in Atlanta switched to Green Express as part of its decision to be more environmentally friendly.

"We don't sit in traffic,” said Brent Hilburn of Green Express. “We don't waste fuel and we don't waste time."

We don't need to look far to see the mark of man's hand on this planet. Jay Holgate is doing what he can to lighten the touch.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Earth Share of Georgia announces Partnership with Atlanta’s Only Earth Friendly Courier

ATLANTA, GA – Earth Share of Georgia joins forces with Green Express, the first courier in the country to switch to hybrid cars. For every new account that mentions Earth Share of Georgia, Green Express will donate one dollar to Earth Share on each delivery.

According to Madeline Reamy, Executive Director of Earth Share, “Our partnership with Green Express is a perfect fit. We work closely with Atlanta businesses who look to us for new ways to ‘green’ their workplaces. Here’s an easy way to reduce air pollution and save fuel.” Earth Share of Georgia is the state’s only dedicated environmental fund, and raises money for 61 leading environmental groups through employee giving campaigns and Earth Day events.

Jay Holgate, managing partner of Green Express courier knew it was time for a change when gas hit $3 a gallon last year. “Affordable gas is the lifeblood of any courier company,” Holgate explains. “With gas prices at an all-time high, our hybrids are delivering significant savings.” He sensed that Atlanta companies would share his commitment to reducing their own use of imported oil, as well as their desire for cleaner air. The response has been tremendous. After all, every time a courier is used, that’s one less car on Atlanta’s roads. And now through Green Express, people will support Earth Share of Georgia.

Green Express estimates the hybrid cars use 46% less gas than traditional cars. Their drivers travel at least 2,500 miles every day delivering packages throughout metro Atlanta in 16 counties. Green Express hybrids average 47 miles per gallon, while their traditional cars get just 25 miles per gallon.
Plus, the hybrids are zero-emission vehicles while idling or going below 30 miles an hour. At higher speeds, they put out one ton of greenhouse gases to every 3.4 tons spewing from conventional cars.

Holgate and his team all have young children which was another motivator to go green. He notes, “with Atlanta’s frequent smog alerts, we have more cases of childhood asthma than almost any city in the country. Reducing air pollution matters. It matters to our kids. And it matters to our customers.”

Once Green Express took the leap of faith going green, it became a crusade – a kind of challenging game – to filter every process through an environmental microscope. To boost efficiencies even further, the most advanced GPS mapping technology is used to reroute drivers to alternate roads to avoid the worst traffic – another way to save fuel. One wrong turn can waste a gallon of gas every day times 10 cars; that’s at least 2,200 gallons a year.

Holgate encourages his customers to rethink how often they use their own cars for trips Green Express can easily handle. “We are already on the road using the most efficient routes driving zero-emission cars,” Holgate remarks. “It makes sense to let us run personal errands as well as business deliveries to save gas and people’s precious time.” Learn more at

Earth Share of Georgia offers citizens one smart and simple way to care for our air, land and water. As Georgia’s only dedicated environmental fund, Earth Share partners with businesses and employees to support 61 leading environmental groups through workplace giving campaigns, Earth Day and other activities. For more information on how you and your company can help carry on the Earth Day message throughout the year, call Earth Share of Georgia at 404-873-3173, or visit

For photos and to schedule an interview, please contact Elizabeth Patrick at
404-873-3173 or

Green Express Partners with Earth Share

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Atlanta Traffic—Courier Companies Could Reduce Total Volume of Polluting Vehicles

Our Goal: Reduce Atlanta Traffic. Every time our courier is used, that's one less car on Atlanta's roads. In some weeks, we have reduced 1000 cars a week from the roads of Atlanta. That is a difference. Heavens knows, we need it.

If Atlantans would call a courier instead of jumping in the car and making a special trip, we could significantly reduce the number of cars on the road. As more and more corporate companies partner with Green Express for courier deliveries, we will continue to reduce the total number of cars on Atlanta’s roads and polluting toxin emissions.

Green Express is also better for the Environment. Our hybrid cars put 80% less toxins in the air than most cars and we get 50+ miles to the gallon with our electric hybrid vehicles.

Green Express is the Only courier company in Atlanta to drive hybrids so it gives responsible consumers one more reason to Go Green in Atlanta.

I Prefer to Call a Courier than to Make the Drive Myself. Many times throughout the year, I will have an item picked up at a store or a package delivered to a friend instead of making the special trip. I save fuel, time and it’s better for my stress level to stay out of the traffic. Our drivers are already on the road with package carpooling so it is easy for them to include it on their route.

If you are going to do it, do it the right way. Some people say they make the trip to make sure it is executed the right way. The beauty with Green Express Couriers is that their isn’t the black hole with other delivery companies wondering if the package got to it’s destination.

Green Express has an instant email notification that sends you an email with 10 seconds of delivery with the name of the signature of who signed for the package. It takes a lot of the mystery out of delivery. We also have GPS on every driver so we always know where they are.

Heavy Traffic for Labor Day is Expected. As we approach the Labor Day weekend, Atlanta’s roads will be jammed packed starting at about 12:30 pm on Friday. Highways 85, 75 and 400 will be bumper to bumper as always. I-20 will be loaded as travelers going to the beach for the last time make their journey through Atlanta. I hope your trip is a safe one.

Just remember, the next time you need something picked up, make an effort to reduce traffic, call a Green Express courier at 770-394-3131 and let us reduce traffic together.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Green Express Needs More Sales People

Sales Person --Corporate Accounts

Position available immediately for Experienced Salesperson. Green Express - Atlanta's earth-friendly delivery company is the country's first courier to switch to Toyota hybrid electric cars.

Committed to reducing air pollution and improving fuel efficiency in all aspects of the operation, Green Express seeks an experienced salesperson to introduce our services to large companies in metro Atlanta.

Green Express is Atlanta's Only Earth Friendly Courier Company.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, seasoned salesperson. The full time salesperson will call on decision makers in public relations and operations departments of Atlanta corporations. Key job functions include setting appointments, making presentations and closing sales to rapidly build our customer base. Salesperson will also attend enviromental seminars and events to create referrals.

Corporate Atlanta companies want to use Green Vendors but they have to be contacted first.

Our company has been in business for eleven years as Georgia Couriers and has recently announced its new focus to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and join efforts with its clients to reduce their own impact on Atlanta's air quality. Green Express core business is delivering packages within a 50-mile radius of downtown Atlanta with same-day service to 16 metro counties.

As Green Express grows its reputation for environmental stewardship, additional mobile services will be offered such as shredding, picking up old computers for recycling, performing eco audits, stocking environmental friendly supplies and other services that can be performed by delivery professionals in hybrid electric vehicles.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Jay Holgate at

For more information: Green Express Couriers

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Story of Why We Converted to Green Express Couriers

By Jay Holgate
Green Express Couriers

In 2005, three major storms collided and it completely changed my life and my perspective on the world. When my heart and mind changed, I made radical changes to my courier business. The reality for all of us is that the world is fine until a problem affects you directly. Then you make changes. This is my story of how I became involved in Atlanta’s environmental world.

Strike One-In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the northern gulf coast killing almost 2000 people, and destroying 81 billion dollars in homes and businesses. As the people of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi fled inland to Atlanta they were greeted by gas gougers who had bumped gas prices to over $3.50 per gallon . It disturbed me that as churches were volunteering and making resources available to help families that had lost everything, some unscrupulous businesses were trying to profit in their time of crises.

Strike Two- When the price of gas increased over a dollar a gallon in a short period of time, it created panic in Atlanta. Everybody started buying gas in case we had a shortage. I was leaving to go out of town on a Friday and three gas stations were out of fuel and at the fourth one, I had to wait 15 minutes in a line of cars with highly stressed out people to buy high priced fuel. At that very moment, sitting in that hostile line, I told myself I would do what I could to get my company away from dependence on fuel.

The following week, for my drive home from work, I put down the top on my car on Highway 400. When the traffic went bumper to bumper and stop and go, the fumes from all the cars and trucks were intoxicating. The smell of diesel and idling cars is a terrible smell. It’s hard to enjoy a car, the fresh air and freedom when you’re choking on dirty air.

Strike Three- Not long after my experiences with high priced fuel, gas shortages, and dirty air my wife and I started to seek out other areas for a better quality of life for our family. We soon changed our diet to get away from the preservatives and dairy products. We became a lot more conscious of clean water and clean air. In the process, I decided I was going to change my company. We changed to Green Express with an environmental message reflecting our core belief in doing the right thing. We started buying hybrid Toyota Prius cars; we moved away from paper and started e-billing, and started taking office waste to recycle centers.

Our Progess: So far this year, Green Express has reduced our paper consumption in the office by 75%. Through our hybrid cars, we have reduced consumption of gasoline by 650 gallons saving $1700 in fuel costs. By switching from tradional courier vehicle to hybrids, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 30 tons. So we have reduced 30 tons of emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane from Atlanta’s air. Atlanta is excited about going green and we have picked up over 60 customers in a couple of months. Green Express is growing and plans on bringing on more hybrids by the end of the year as more new customers come on board.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Courier Makes Business Case for Being Green

by Erin Moriarty
Atlanta Business Chronicle
(Reprint from Article on June 21, 2007)

An Atlanta courier is trying an alternate route to business success.

Green Express is in the process of converting to hybrid electric cars as part of an overall transformation to become more environmentally friendly. The company bought four of the cars in January and will purchase two more this summer, eventually replacing all 10 cars in its fleet. The new Toyota Prius vehicles are getting about 50 miles per gallon compared to their previous vehicles, which got 20 to 25 miles per gallon, said Jay Holgate, managing partner of Green Express.

Its drivers travel about 2,500 miles per day, so gas mileage is extremely important. The company's bottom line is very vulnerable to fuel price fluctuations and the hybrid electric cars have proven to be a sound investment, Holgate said. "We wanted to do something different to get us away from being so dependent on oil," said Holgate.

The changes at Green Express are part of a growing trend of companies recognizing the potential benefits of becoming more environmentally sustainable.

"They want to reduce emissions and keep their consumption of fuel down so they can save money, reduce the risk of regulation and be responsive to the growing consumer demand for more environmentally friendly and socially responsible products and services," said Susan Graff, a principal at the consulting firm ERS Inc.

The U.S. market for environmentally friendly products and services -- ranging from industrial products to kitchen appliances -- is about $158 billion, according to an organization called Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability.

Graff, a former executive with the Environmental Protection Agency, has been helping companies like The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and Unilever Plc with environmental strategies for more than 10 years. She says environmental issues are gaining new clout in the corporate world as large companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Interface Inc. put pressure on their suppliers to become more environmentally sustainable.

"A company like Green Express will be well-positioned to take advantage of these large companies that have gone to giving preferential treatment to suppliers who have reduced their environmental footprint," Graff said.

Green Express changed its name from Georgia Couriers in January as part of its overall transformation, which included installing fluorescent light bulbs, using recycled products and making many other changes.

Some smaller firms are also showing their support for greener companies. Since Green Express rolled out its hybrid vehicles, the company has added 38 new clients who turned to the courier because of its green approach to doing business. Among them is architecture firm Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates.

"We liked the fact that they have an understanding of how their business impacts the environment and they have that as an ideological underpinning for their business model," said Christopher Leerssen, an associate architect with the Midtown-based Leerssen says he sees more companies gradually going green.

"People are naturally reluctant to change until they see other businesses proving that green [initiatives] are financially feasible and beneficial," Leerssen said.

Graff says companies should start by looking at their carbon footprint, which is a measure of the impact they have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced. At the same time, they should also look at how much money they can save by reducing their carbon footprint.

"You have to have a business case," Graff said.
Green Express executives say that's exactly what they have discovered.
The cars will pay for themselves in about five months and will continue to save the company significantly on fuel costs, Holgate said.

"We are absolutely better off in the long run financially," Holgate said.
"We use a ton of fuel, but as prices go up you can't just keep passing the price increase on to customers," he said. "It's a huge expense for us."

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