Hello Blog Readers,
I’m happy to be back on the blog after being ousted by Fiona! But now I’m back, and first off, I would like to congratulate Jesse and Fiona Yun on the birth of their daughter, Avani, the newest Yun! I would also like to congratulate William Sampson and his wife Elizabeth on their newborn boy, Darwin, as well.
Since I’ve been away from the blog there have been many developments. Something we’ve been talking about around the office here has been the lack of any mention whatsoever on climate change by either presidential candidate. It seems as though the lack of air time it has received has actually resulted in it being discussed possibly more so than if one of them had mentioned it. Here is a great article outlining why the candidates were so keen on not discussing this issue.
And now, looking to the future; if you are planning a wedding for next summer–now is the time to start booking your transportation as weekends in June, July and August book up far in advance. And speaking of weddings, ecoShuttle had a marvelous time at this year’s Committed Wedding Event, Portland’s only indie/alternative wedding event! We were happy to meet hundreds of happy couples as they prepare for their upcoming weddings and look forward to attending again next year.
One last bit of news that I thought was fantastic: Portlanders are driving less! According to statistics, in 1994, about 90% of all commuter trips in the area were by way of automobiles, now that number is down to 81%. Way to go, Portland, keep on biking, and be careful out there!
Have a great weekend!