Blog : Where Do You Use Your GA Membership?

By Katie | Dec 17, 2014 | in

Since its foundinh in 2009, the Green Alliance has steadily increased its membership base and has reached more than 3,800 members. We have discovered that all of our members are unique in their reasoning for being part of the Green Alliance, where they shop most often, and how frequently they use their Green Cards. Despite the differences among our members there are underlying similarities: our members care about the community and shopping local, and enjoy receiving special discounts with these retailers. GA’s newest Sustaining Member, Peggy Naumes, was gracious enough to share her GA experience with us.

“We've been members since summer 2010 - we joined because we really appreciated the concept of providing more information about green businesses, especially small ones. We've enjoyed several of the member events, notably the Isle of Shoals cruises - it's interesting to talk with the business partners about what they do, and we've gotten some good ideas and information.

We use our card for the Green Maids. Of course, we appreciate the discount. But even more, we appreciate how clean everything is, especially the kitchen floor (personally, my least favorite thing to clean). There's no artificial "lemony" smell when they're done - things just smell fresh. And most important, they listen to us about the small things we'd like done - our previous cleaning service had a way that they would do things, despite repeated requests.”

A membership to the Green Alliance is a great addition to any Seacoast shopper’s wallet as it includes not only discounts at 100+ local and sustainable businesses, but also exclusive access to member only gatherings and events. With the holiday season upon us, a purchasing a membership with the Green Alliance makes the perfect holiday gift because it can be used a range of businesses from downtown Portsmouth restaurants to area energy companies. The gift membership also includes $50 towards Green Maids, a popular business partner of ours, for good reason. Like Peggy said, Green Maids delivers the best quality service, while using natural products to keep your house clean and safe. And, Green Maids offers a 10% discount to members on all cleaning services, to top it off!

Beyond Green Maids, there are a large variety of Business Partners there are bound to be businesses that the recipient of the gift membership will love to shop at. Seacoast residents often venture to Portsmouth during the weekends to enjoy an evening of good food with friends and family at popular restaurants such as the Portsmouth Brewery and Two Ceres Street where GA members receive discounts off food and drinks.

Finish off your holiday shopping with a Gift Membership! Click here to purchase.