Put Smart Growth Vermont in First Place!

Put Smart Growth Vermont in First Place!

Dear Smart Growth Vermont members and supporters,

Thank you to everyone who has already voted! We are currently in fourth place — behind Mexico, Chicago and Brooklyn! Now we have until Friday to top 400 votes. Let’s show the big guys that we Vermonters really care.
Vote for our transportation and climate change project and help us win a five year, $200,000 grant from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Our goal is to reduce Vermont’s carbon footprint by developing a statewide strategy for increasing non-automobile mobility options in rural communities through innovative transit systems and better land use planning.
The evaluation process includes two voting rounds. The current round could put us into the finals and the second round will determine the winner of the $200,000 grant. So, If you haven’t had a chance to yet, please take a moment and go to the grant website and place your vote. Then share this with all your friends and colleagues through your own email, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts!

Here are the steps:
1. Click on the following link: http://www.justmeans.com/competitionidea/8492/promoteidea.html. Click on the Support It! button.
2. You will be asked for your name, email, and password. Note that the system does not verify your email address in any way, so you can be creative here if you like.
3. As soon as your “registration” is complete, your vote will automatically be registered. (That is, there is no need to click any buttons to vote.) Please take a moment to enter a supportive comment right below the proposal. These will help our chances and also give us great feedback from our constituencies.
4. LAST STEP (don’t skip this one!): please email ten friends and colleagues asking them to vote in support of our proposal as well. Be sure to include these instructions so they are not deterred by the registration process. You can use the handy “Promote this idea” links to send messages through facebook, LinkedIn or your email address book.

We have until March 20 – that’s only two days away! – to gather 400+ votes and put our proposal in first place. Help us get there!


The Smart Growth Vermont Board & staff