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Strike Out Hunger with 900 Degrees

By Katelyn | Sep 21, 2015 | in

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria and Stoli Vodka have partnered for the month of September to raise money and awareness for the New Hampshire Food Bank. This month, 900 Degrees and Stoli Vodka will each donate $1 to the NH Food Bank for every Salted Karamel Martini sold.

September is Hunger Action Month and the Feeding America nationwide network has united to urge businesses and individuals to support their local food bank, and therefore their local community. The New Hampshire Food Bank needs your support to help families across New England who have come across hard times and are not about to provide enough nutritious food for their family.

To support Hunger Action Month, 900 Degrees will also host a Raising Dough event where a portion of sales on September 21, from 5:00 - 9:00 will go to the NH Food Bank. Individuals can support the organization when they dine in at the Manchester or Epping location and mention to their server that they are there to Raise Some Dough!

See yourself working for the Green Alliance!

By Rich | Sep 17, 2015 | in

 

Check out our two openings (Director of Media and Senior Editor) as well as partner positions on our Green Jobs Board.

Sail Down the Piscataqua with the GA on Our Fall Foliage Sunset Sail

By Katelyn | Sep 15, 2015 | in

On October 15 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., sail the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor with the Gundalow Company and Green Alliance. Join the Green Alliance as a new Sustaining Member and get four free tickets aboard the Fall Foliage Sunset Sail!

A Sustaining Membership is a lifetime individual membership and gets you unlimited GA Business Discounts, Green Alliance events and cutting edge environmental information. Sustaining Members never have to renew and are telling us and the world that they believe in the power of a local green economy.

Since the Green Alliance’s creation in 2009, Sustaining Members have provided unwavering support to the mission to grow the local, green economy. This sail will not only provide views of Portsmouth amidst watercolor-foliage, but a picturesque sunset and great networking with those who are equally as committed to the conservation of the local environment and economy.

For this exclusive event, the GA has partnered with the Gundalow Company of Portsmouth. The GA Foliage Sail is an excellent opportunity to enjoy autumn on a genuine replica of a gundalow, a historic vessel used to navigate the New Hampshire coastline. Complementary appetizers and beers will be served, and guests will enjoy live music aboard the boat.

Join today as a Sustaining Member and email katelyn@greenalliance.biz to save your tickets.

NH CleanTech Council to Sponsor Tour and Tasting at Redhook Brewery

By Katelyn | Sep 14, 2015 | in

Join the New Hampshire CleanTech Council for a New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) event at Redhook Brewery on the evening of Thursday, October 1st. Guests will enjoy a tour of the new cogen facility at Redhook and a tasting in their event room.

The New Hampshire CleanTech Council represents the State’s clean technology and energy business sector and focuses on the economic benefits that can come from vibrant clean industries. Their goal is to promote a more innovative and clean energy policy, attract new investment, and provide opportunity for growth in New Hampshire.

NH CleanTech Council will sponsor this event for NEWIEE, a group comprised of women across the public and private sectors, and from various age groups, who work to promote public interest in the energy and environmental sectors.

Attendees will receive a tour of Redhook Brewery, which is well known for its sustainability initiatives. While the Portsmouth-based craft brewery might be known for their famous line of bold and flavorful brews, their growing list of green initiatives and policies are going a long way in setting Redhook even further apart from the competition.

Don't Call it a Comeback! Smuttynose's Big A Double IPA Joins Full-Time Line Up

By Craig | Sep 11, 2015 | in

Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton has long been known locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for producing award-winning craft beers. Many of there favorite selections are part of a limited release series. But now the Big A Double IPA, one of those limited releases, joins the ranks of Smuttynose's full-time line up as a 4-pack.

After a year long hiatus from production, Big A Double IPA will join Smutty's Big Beer Series graduates, Baltic Porter and Really Old Brown Dog. It will also be available in kegs. This time around, Big A is a little bit different than before. The brew is now lower in alcohol, by about 1.25 percent to a target of about 8.5 percent. This will make the beer more drinkable for some. There have also been changes to the dry hopping schedule and hop blend, which is now a blend of Falconer’s Flight, Bravo, Saphir and Citra (a popular variety amongst brewers and drinkers).

Big A debuted in 2002 and was quickly recognized in a New York Times IPA tasting as one of the best IPAs in the country. It has since been recognized by Men’s Journal magazine and by the judges at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival where it won the Michael Jackson Award for “Best American Beer.”

Free tickets for "Carnaval del Mundo" for New GFC Members

By Anne | Sep 10, 2015 | in
All new members who Green Families Club this week can collect up to six FREE tickets to the Buttersworth Marionettes matinee show, “Carnaval del Mundo”, at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre on Sunday September 20th. 
 
Joining the Green Families Club is an excellent value by itself. Members receive exclusive discounts at all of our Green Alliance Business Partner’s goods and services. Check out our Business Partner pages to see the specific member deals and dollar amounts. Green Families Club members also receive special admittance to all Green Alliance events throughout the year-a great opportunity to meet and greet other likeminded Seacoast families.
 
Join today and collect up to six free tickets to the Butterworth Marionettes show! Enjoy a special matinee performance of this world-traveled show featuring a spectrum of highly intricate and animated marionettes manipulated by master celebrated puppeteer, Dan Butterworth. Even the stage becomes a puppet in this stimulating multifaceted show. This is a great way to get the family out of the house, experiencing a unique and quality form of entertainment. With up to free six tickets from your friends at the Green Alliance, you can afford to bring the whole gang (think cousins and grandkids). The show starts at 2 p. m., but there’s also a special workshop
for children interested in marionettes at 10 a.m the same day

See Jose Lezcano at the Seacoast Rep on the Green Alliance

By Katelyn | Sep 10, 2015 | in

Jose Lezcano, two time Grammy nominee, guitarist, composer, and professor of Music at Keene State College will take the stage in Portsmouth on Wednesday, September 16.

Join the Green Alliance and receive two FREE tickets ($25 value each) to see Jose Lezcano perform at the Seacoast Repertory Theater!

Jose Lezcano will come to Portsmouth thanks to Cuzin Richard Entertainment and the Seacoast Repertory Theater! The Rep is committed to the culture and arts of the seacoast and brings live shows, programs, and musicians to the area throughout the year.

Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles: Flamenco-inspired pieces by Spanish nationalist composers, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela, Afro-Cuban popular dances, Haitian Creole Dances, and Afro-brazilian samba-pagode. He plays original Latin-flavored compositions, and has composed four concertos for guitar, both solo and in duo combinations with orchestra accompaniment. He has showcased his works with professional orchestras in New York City, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and New Hampshire.

Save the Date- Spooktacular Kids Festival on October 10th!

By Katelyn | Sep 9, 2015 | in

Mark your calendars for the Spooktacular Kids Festival at Stratham Hill Park on October 10, from 10 am to 4 pm. The day will feature a spooky fun run, music, magic, train ride, face painting, games, crafts, a toy flea market, food trucks, and promises to have a little something for everybody.

The Spooktacular Kids Festival will benefit Rett's Roost, a sanctuary for families with a child affected by cancer. Rett's Roost is a non-profit organization established by Jim and Deana Cavan in memory of their son Everett "Rett" Cavan who passed away from pediatric cancer at just 10 months old.

Jim Cavan worked as the Director of Media at the Green Alliance for five years, and although he continues to write for publications in the area, Jim and Deana have made it their mission to honor Rett. In memory of Rett, the Cavans launched Rett’s Roost in early July. Families attend these “Roosts” free of charge and to cover expenses, Deana and Jim plan to conduct regular fundraisers to supplement individual donations.

At Rett's Roost, the Cavans provide retreats for families with children affected by cancer and have created a loving and supportive community to ease their experience with the disease. Guests enjoy nutritious meals and daily classes in art, yoga, meditation, healthy habits, therapeutic play and learning, and mindfulness towards the natural and spiritual world–holistic means of healing that treat the body and soul.

Field Day at Creek Farm in Portsmouth

By Katelyn | Sep 9, 2015 | in

The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) will host a free field day to explore the Creek Farm Reservation on Little Harbor Road on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The Creek Farm Reservation is a 35-acre conservation area with frontage on the tidal Sagamore Creek, kayaking access and a loop trail system well suited for family outings.

The field day event begins at 9 a.m. with a guided bird walk, followed by a nature hike at 10:30. At noon, kayaks will be available for tours of Sagamore Creek. Snacks will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Afternoon activities include a local history talk about Creek Farm, an invasive plant species walk at 2 p.m. with local naturalist Skye Maher, and an archaeology talk at 3 p.m. by local archaeologist Martha Pinello.

The Forest Society conserved Creek Farm in 2000 thanks to a generous bargain sale and gifts from numerous donors. The property includes Goose Island and 1,125 feet of shoreline on Sagamore Creek. It is open to the public for passive recreation, and hosts part of a 1.5-mile loop trail that also crosses state and city-owned land.

900 Degrees Supports the New Hampshire Food Bank Throughout September

By Katelyn | Sep 8, 2015 | in

September is Hunger Action Month and the Feeding America nationwide network has united to urge businesses and individuals to support their local food bank, and therefore their local community. The New Hampshire Food Bank needs your support to help families across New England who have come across hard times and are not about to provide enough nutritious food for their family.

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria and Stoli Vodka have partnered for the month of September to raise money and awareness for the New Hampshire Food Bank. This month, 900 Degrees and Stoli Vodka will each donate $1 to the NH Food Bank for every Salted Karamel Martini sold.

To support Hunger Action Month, 900 Degrees will also host a Raising Dough event where a portion of sales on September 21, from 5:00 - 9:00 will go to the NH Food Bank. Individuals can support the organization when they dine in at the Manchester or Epping location and mention to their server that they are there to Raise Some Dough!

Green Jobs - Green Alliance Sr. Editor, Downtown Portsmouth

By Rich | Sep 8, 2015 | in

 Take your editing skills to the next level! Join the Sustainable Superstars that are the Green Alliance and take on a number of editing projects all related to journalistic style, sustainable media stories. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Green Alliance Senior Editor - Part Time (M-TH) - $10/hr, Company is not open on Fridays which is terrific for freelancers looking for a steady role with some flexibility.  Our offices are in the Heart of Downtown Portsmouth, NH. 

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS

The purpose of the Senior Editor is to edit freelance and staff stories, and write journalistic stories, for our Business Partners (BPs). As Senior Editor, you will be responsible for generating compelling, accurate, and engaging copy (typically in the range of 300-1200 words) for a variety of outlets, including online blogs, newspapers, magazines, and social media. Additionally, the Senior Editor will be tasked with myriad other responsibilities, jobs, and tasks relating to broadening both of the Green Alliance and its partnering businesses – social media, email marketing campaigns, sustainability evaluations, developing contacts with members of the local media, overseeing and editing copy from freelance writers, maintaining and editing the website, and more.

Growing Seacoast Fitness Industry Helps Local Business Expand

By Anne | Sep 7, 2015 | in
By Anne Twombly
 
EPPING - The fitness industry is booming as Americans become increasingly health conscious. Desire for fitness plan personalization drives sales of products like the Fitbit, a wearable digital activity tracker that measures personal fitness metrics such as distance traveled. Fitbit reported over 21 million sold since 2011, only a fraction of the wearable exercise technology market, a number that grows daily. These devices out sold Apple watch since its launch. 
 
But as much as technology like FitBit tracks fitness, it is just an app and can’t produce results alone. What the technology has done, however, is encourage consumers to think about their personal health. According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the number of health and fitness clubs in the United States also rose 6.4 percent in 2015 from the previous year. Although some of these centers are franchised “big-box” gyms, there has also been a large amount of smaller independent facilities popping up to meet the increasing market demand for individualized fitness consultation.
 
Integrated Fitness of Dover is one of the many smaller gyms that has appeared on the Seacoast over the past decade to meet the increased demand for personalized fitness services and programs. Owner, Jonathan Arnold, has built his business by taking a uniquely thorough individualized and holistic lifestyle approach to advance the specific personal goals of clients.  

Integrated Fitness Introduces the Weight Loss Challenge to New Epping Location

By Katelyn | Sep 1, 2015 | in

Looking to make a transition to a more healthy lifestyle that goes beyond just dieting or a boring and endless gym workout? Check out Integrated Fitness at the Grand Opening of their new Epping Location on September 12, from 9 - 2. Integrated Fitness offers a unique and holistic exercise program that builds both strength and community!

Driving to work each day, it is hard not to notice the countless gyms that keep popping up in each town. While large, corporate fitness facilities offer cheap monthly memberships, there is no personal connection and very little focus on customer service. However, Integrated Fitness of Dover was launched in 2010 with exactly that in mind. The team of personal trainers helps clients live a more sustainable lifestyle by working with them one-on-one and in a group setting to lose weight, build muscle, and eat healthier for a more balanced lifestyle.

The Integrated Fitness holistic health model has been so successful and well received that they are expanding with another location in Epping. On September 12, IF of Epping opens its doors with fun fitness activities from 9 - 2; all are invited. Find out whats on offer with the personalized and community based Integrated Fitness approach at the September 12 Grand Opening.

In addition to strength training, body building and dietary programs, Integrated Fitness also offers its widely popular Weight Loss Challenge. This fall, the popular Weight Loss Challenge starts anew at their Dover location, as well as the new Epping location. The Epping facility will provide the same customer focus and a comfortable atmosphere dedicated to personal training and group classes

The ten week Weight Loss Challenge will begin at both the Dover and Epping locations on September 14, right after the Epping facility is set to open. Classes are taught with a mixture of cardiovascular and resistance training to help tone the body and build muscle, no matter the current fitness level. In addition to the exercise regimen, the program includes nutrition education for overall whole body health. Since the program began, Integrated Fitness has helped participants lose more than 4,250 pounds!

Sustaining Member Fall Foliage Sunset Sail

By Katelyn | Aug 31, 2015 | in

Sadly, summer will soon set sail, but the good news is that autumn is on its way and bringing with it vibrant colors, crisp weather and pumpkin flavored everything. Fall foliage is at its peak for only a few short weeks, and the Green Alliance wants to get on the water to take advantage of this short lived beauty.

On October 15 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., sail the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor with the Gundalow Company and Green Alliance. Join the Green Alliance as a new Sustaining Member and get four free tickets aboard the Fall Foliage Sunset Sail!

A Sustaining Membership is a lifetime individual membership and gets you unlimited GA Business Discounts, Green Alliance events and cutting edge environmental information. Sustaining Members never have to renew and are telling us and the world that they believe in the power of a local green economy.

Upcoming Workshops with Zev Yoga Studios

By Katelyn | Aug 24, 2015 | in

Zev Yoga Studios offers yoga sessions throughout the week, catering to every level from beginner to expert. Aside from the weekly schedule, the three studios offer unique workshops to help yogis focus on specific practices and exercises. Zev Yoga instructor, Ankati, will host two targeted classes in September at their Dover studio.

On Saturday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Ankati will lead Flow to Detoxify. This workshop will focus on practices to stretch, compress, and twist toxins from the muscles, organs, and spine to create a more balanced and clean body.

Ankati will also host a session titled Flying Beyond Fear on Sunday, September 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. She brings arm balance practices to the Zev Yoga Studio to help fellow yogis move from fear into trust. This workshop incorporates a strong, flowing asana practice, emotional and energetic awareness, and breath work for a deeply empowering yoga session.

Green Alliance "Green" Beer Social!

By Rich | Aug 20, 2015 | in

Join the Green Alliance for a 'Green' Beer Social, an afternoon gathering featuring green minded businesses and individuals. Stop by the Tributary Brewery located at Post Office Square in Kittery, Maine on Sunday, August 23 from 1:30 p.m.to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy a beer with fellow Green Alliance members and Business Partners. There will be live Irish music starting around 2PM from a great group of local players. For more information on the traditional "Irish Session" click here.  

 

Green Alliance Members! Don’t forget to show your Green Card for a special one day only offer of 25% off any12oz pour in honor of this day of celebration. 

Green Families Celebration and Social

By Katelyn | Aug 17, 2015 | in

Join the Green Alliance and Kittery Community Market for the Green Families Celebration and Market, a day of fun featuring traditional farmers market vendors and family friendly vendors and activities. The event is focused on bringing together the local community, especially families, as well as the regular market crowd with live music, face painting, a scavenger hunt, games and prizes for the kids.

Stop by the market at Post Office Square in Kittery on Sunday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Green Families Celebration. Join us afterwards for a post celebration meet up at nearby Tributary Brewery and enjoy a beer with fellow Green Alliance members and Business Partners. Don’t forget to show your card for a special Green Alliance offer!

Sustaining Member Gift Giveaway!

By Katelyn | Aug 17, 2015 | in

Summer is coming to an end, but it's not over yet, so celebrate summer with your choice of tickets or gifts from your favorite local businesses. Become a new Green Alliance Sustaining member or upgrade to the lifetime membership and email katelyn@greenalliance.biz with gift you would like to collect. 

A Sustaining Membership is our highest level of individual membership and affords you a lifetime of GA Business Discounts, Green Alliance events and cutting edge environmental information. Sustaining Members never have to renew and are telling us and the world that they believe in the power of a local green economy.

 

What are you waiting for!? Become a Lifetime Member now and choose one of the awesome summer gifts above. Simply join or upgrade and email katelyn@greenalliance.biz with your choice.

The 3rd Annual Dover Mini Makers Faire

By Sam Lane | Aug 12, 2015 | in

On Saturday August 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., be sure to make it to the 3rd annual Dover Mini Makers Faire. The event is comprised of interactive demos, building sessions and lots of other fun activities to get you and your kids’ brains in gear. The event is located in Henry Law Park in Dover, NH. Both new and returning local businesses, university services and public groups will be attending, each with their own slice of inventiveness to share. All makers and creators are encouraged to attend to perform, showcase a project, or to simply show off something cool that you’ve invented! Early bird sign-up is open now for those who hope to hop on the opportunity as soon as possible. Early bird ticket pricing are being sold for $8 per person.

Returning groups Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and University of New Hampshire will be demonstrating Remotely Operated Vehicles as part of the Office of Naval Researched STEM Outreach Program. Attendees will get the chance to drive their own Remotely Operated Vehicles in a 1000-gallon tank or even in the Cocheco River. Portsmouth Public Library will also be returning to the Faire prepared with a few hands-on projects for all to try.

Tell Your Friends! Spread the Word About the Green Alliance

By Katelyn | Aug 11, 2015 | in

Hey Green Alliance members! Have you told your friends and family about the Green Alliance? Share a little about the GA, like the benefits of shopping with local and environmentally conscious businesses, and how the Green Alliance aims to create the kind of communities we all want to live in.

Are you not yet a member of the Green Alliance, but are interested in joining the GA community? Take a look at the various memberships we offer, what you get by joining the Green Alliance, and some special summer offers to take advantage of!

Becoming a member of the Green Alliance entitles you to discounts with our long list of local and green Business Partners ranging from landscaping, building, and heating companies to restaurants and fitness centers. Are you interested in starting a new home improvement project? We have the guys for you- save big with local businesses like 10% off services with Purely Organic Lawncare or 5% off all paint jobs with Minute Men Painters. Stop by some of your local favorites like the Portsmouth Brewery, Redhook Brewery, and Poco's Bow Street Cantina and take 10% off your bill.