January News – On the Road Again!

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My Open Road at Globe 2016
My Open Road will be exhibiting at Globe 2016 – The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business – Mar 1 to Mar 4, 2016 at Vancouver Convention Center. This years Conference theme is “Innovation”. Globe 2016 is dedicated to Business Innovation and the advancement of global business with sustainable agendas.

Victoria Health & Wellness Sustainablility Festival

My Open Road will be exhibiting at Heath, Wellness, Sustainability Festival – February 27th at Victoria Convention Center.  Join My Open Road to carpool to the Festival.  Free Parking hosted by My Open Road for Carpoolers. #hwsfest, @Health and Wellness
 8th Annual UCI Zot Trot


My Open Road will exhibit at the 8th Annual UCI Zot Trot : February 14, 2016 at UCI Anteater Recreation Center. The ZOT TROT is the yearly fundraiser for the Triathlon Club @ UCI. 10% of the proceeds generated from this event will be donated to the American Heart Association.
 UCI Vendor Fair

My Open Road will be exhibiting at the UCI Vendor Fair Feb. 8th to Feb. 12th.

Past Events

UCLA Staff Assembly Vendor Fair Feb. 1st.
University of British Columbia Sustainability Fair Feb. 4th.

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CES 2016 Mobile Apps Showdown

by admin on December 23, 2015 , No comments

CES 2016 Mobile App Showdown! Vote Now!

We made it to the Finals! Help us go for the win! Head over to the My Open Road entry on the Mobile App Showdown website and click Vote Now!

 


 

Our CES 2016 Winners Are!

Thank you to everyone who participated in The Road to CES 2016 contest! 5 Winners were chosen based on who conserved the most C02. Our winners received 3 days & 2 nights in Las Vegas and entry to CES 2016!

Our winners are:

Stephanie Goh from The University of British Columbia

Margaret Trjan from University of Victoria

Gesiel Fortes from Camosun College – Interurban Campus

Darion Corke Camosun College – Lansdowne Campus

Joseph Nguyen University of California, Irvine

We will see you at CES 2016!

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MOR NEWS!

by admin on November 23, 2015 , No comments

You can still win 1 of 5 FREE trips to VEGAS & CES 2016!

Thank you to all who are participating in the Road to CES giveaway! If you haven’t entered, you still have a chance to win 1 of 5 FREE trips to VEGAS and CES 2016! The competition ends November 31st but it’s not over yet! Hop on over to our website, the google play store or the apple store and download the MY OPEN ROAD smartphone app  to enter! Five (5) lucky students from participating schools will be chosen to win FREE airfare, 3 days & 2 nights in Las Vegas and entry to CES 2016! 

Have Fun & Get Rewarded: Get rewarded by our local partner retailers & restaurants for you energy conservation efforts. Winners will be announced on Social Media December 3rd, 2015 at 12pm! Make sure you follow us on Facebook & Instagram to see if you are 1 of 5 lucky winners!

 

TRACK YOUR FITNESS WITH MOR APP

We’re more than just environmental protection enthusiast, we’re also a fitness tracking app! Our app has the ability to track the distance of your run or walk while calculating your time. You can view your trek visually as the MOR app provides you with a distance map. The My Open Road app also counts your calories so you can manage and measure your workout. Track your run and get a Social Responsibility Score while using the RUN/WALK MODE! Here’s to health!

Empowering Students

My Open Roads new workforce is made up mostly of students from local colleges and universities. Students are provided paid internships in sales and marketing to work with our local business partners, and provide support to students and faculty as brand ambassadorship on school campuses.

My Open Road is now part of AASHE!


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) was established in 2006 as the first professional higher education association for the campus sustainability community. AASHE works with all sectors of a campus in integrating sustainability in with campus governance, education, and research. Professional development is also emphasized through conferences, workshops, and networking. Press releases, blogs, and awards are coordinated to promote carbon reduction and sustainable awareness. My Open Road is partnering with AASHE to make My Open Road App available as a sustainable transportation tool for universities/colleges worldwide to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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July News!

by admin on July 31, 2015 , No comments

MOR is Shakin’ up the Summer!

July has been an exciting month for My Open Road, so let us show you some of the great things we have been doing!

We are now operating in Canada!

My Open Road has setup a satellite office in the City of Victoria British Columbia. We have begun working with three fabulous Victoria colleges, Camosun, University of Victoria, and Royal Roads University. The schools are using the My Open Road app to encourage students to use alternative transportation instead of driving both on and off campus. Students get rewarded in the downtown area by some fantastic retailers and restaurants for their energy conservations efforts; here are a few our advertisers and their incentives.

  
 

Location

Our office is just as fun as Victoria, We are located at 300-3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC at theDock Centre for social impact.

Even getting to the space is fun, just turn down Fan Tam Ally in Victoria’s Chinatown and you will find a small doorway leading to the elevator to go up to our shiny new digs.

NEW FEATURES!

Our app also have new features and functions, we have added car pool mode, rail mode, and even a new ride share feature when you want to carpool or vanpool.

  So if you haven’t tried My Open Road lately, give it a try for a week and take it around the block so to speak. Our latest versions are available for both Android and iPhone at both app stores.

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Next month we hit Vegas!

Best regards,

The My Open Road team!

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MOR April Newletter

by admin on April 28, 2015 , No comments

New My Open Road T-Shirt - Happy Earth Day!
Hello everyone,

In celebration of earth day, My Open Road has created a fantastic new lifestyle tee-shirt that we are offering to all of our fans for just $10.00! (Shipping Included) Purchase Here

Just email us back your shipping address and you shirt size and we will mail you one right away!

We have also been busy promoting MOR as a host of earth day events in Los Angeles and Orange County. Every year we are invited by the Irvine Company, Kaiser Permanente,  & CBRE  to encourage their employees and tenants to be more energy efficient by using our mobile app.

Thanks for reading, look for some exciting news from us this summer!

-The My Open Road Team

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MOR March Newletter

by admin on April 28, 2015 , No comments

Our latest Bike Give away winner!

Hello everyone,

My Open Road is proud to announce our latest Pedego Electric bike giveaway.

Just before the end of the school year of 2014 we had one last drawing at UC Irvine with Staff and Students.

And the winner is…. Mason Kington!

He picked up his new Pedego interceptor at the Pedego headquarters in Irvine. Mason had asked for his bike to be finished in brush aluminum with tan balloon tires. Pedego CEO Don DiCostanzo and the whole Pedego team came out to congratulate him on his win.

Mason was very proudly showing off his new ride to the UC Irvine staff. Having the staff excited about saving energy is quickly becoming a great tool helping the entire school work towards being one of the greenest campuses in the country.

New feature “carpool mode” announced

The MOR app can detect a wide range of transportation methods and rewards users for choosing the most energy-efficient means possible.  Driving a car gives users a “Social Responsibility Score” (SRS) of 500, while walking or skateboarding rewards users with an SRS of 1000.

The new “Carpool” mode will award users with a 700 SRS and go up depending on the number of people in the car.   The average SRS of the last ten trips are used to create a the overall “Social Responsibility Score,” which can be used to get discounts from energy-conscious retail partners whose restaurants and stores will show up in the app interface. The My Open Road apps new “carpool” feature rewards users for ridesharing and further cutting CO2 emissions for both driver and passengers.

Best regards,

The My Open Road team.

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My Open Road -February Newsletter

by admin on February 16, 2015 , No comments

Happy February everyone!

Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and we have a special announcement for you.My Open Road and Wahoo’s Fish Taco have teamed up to demonstrate our first proof-of-concept test of My Open Road’s “green marketing” advertising system.

We will be promoting Wahoo’s very popular “Cheap Date” offer. The only requirement is that your date shows the cashier that he or she has been saving energy with My Open Road. Your date must display a “Social Responsibility Score” of 800 or better, thenthey eat for free!! (See flyer below)

Good February 11-14, 2015 -Dine-In Only
Download the My Open Road App (Click Here), save energy while you get around, and earn a Social Responsibility Score (SRS) of 800 or better, grab your date and head to Wahoo’s this Valentine ’s Day weekend!

Treat your date to a FREE #1 Combo Meal with SRS of 800 or higher on Valentine’s weekend! Enjoy the taste of any taco (your choice of protein) with our famous ahi rice and black beans or spicy cajun white beans and our fresh mild salsa.

Shrimp and Brown Rice extra charge. No cash back or substitutes. Couples only. Date must be present to redeem. One offer per couple. Not good with any other offer. Valid at participating Wahoo’s. Must show animated SRS score of 800 or higher. Mgr. can revoke at any time. Dine in only!

We will be running this campaign at 39 Wahoo’s store throughout Los Angeles andOrange counties, so come on by and enjoy!

Another exciting update is happening!! We are working on a new mode for carpooling! The carpool mode will allow you to create a virtual carpool with any other MOR user! Of course once you do this, you both get rewarded for saving energy! You can even carpool with an entire high school marching band thats riding the bus! More on this next month!Enjoy Valentine ’s Day!

The My Open Road Team

We just want to say thank you everyone for keeping an eye on us. More good fun stuff to come in February!

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MOR News January 2015

by admin on January 30, 2015 , No comments





My Open Road hit the Consumer Electronics Show this month full bore. We brought fellow entrepreneur and My Open Road advocate Wing Lam to help promote our launch of both android and iOS versions of the mobile app at Showstoppers.

During the CES event My Open Road had a great booth in eureka park; we gave away free cookies and milk to about 400 visitors.

The biggest surprise we got was from a lot of YOU! About 10 students from UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Cal State Fullerton, and The University of Nevada Las Vegas showed up out of the blue to help us man out booth in eureka park, and we are forever grateful! Actually many of the students gave us the idea to form “street teams” for next year, but more on that later.

Manning our booth at CES!

Some of the students showing off at CES

We just want to say thank you everyone for keeping an eye on us. More good fun stuff to come in February!

By the way, MOR got a really nice write up from the Orange County Business Journal about our startupClick Here to View!

Look out for our exciting Valentine weekend “cheap date” buy one get one free using Our App in early February!!

The My Open Road team!

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Giving Back – MOR October Newsletter

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Wing Lam educated the team on the philosophy of building a successful business and how to be a generous philanthropist. The My Open Road team set a goal to give 10% of raised money to local charities that share the same passion for saving energy. We decided to choose the OC Coastkeeper. http://www.coastkeeper.org/

The Indiegogo campaign was a success as we met our goals and made a lot of great friends along the way. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-open-road-earn-rewards-for-saving-energy-just-getting-around


After several months in development, the new brand identity of the My Open Road app was launched in September of 2014.


Keeping a campaign promise 

In the first week of September, Jeff and Wing asked to meet with the OC Coastkeeper’s to surprise them with a check for $6,000. The purpose of this donation was to keep a promise and give to the charity of original choice.


In celebration of meeting all goals, My Open Road held a Facebook giveaway to thank all for the major support. The winner of our Electric Pedego Bike giveaway was Jessica Ungerleider, a UC San Diego student. The ceremony was held last month where Jessica and her friends enjoyed lunch with the My Open Road team and other fellow community leaders.

 

 

 

 


 

**A very special shout out to our friends at Lyft who provided Jessica and her friends a round trip ride from San Diego to Orange County

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by admin on September 8, 2014 , No comments

My Open Road September Newsletter

 





 

Donation to Orange County CoastKeeper Charity Organization

On August 29, 2014, My Open Road along with Wahoo’s Fish Taco delivered a $6,000 donation check to Orange County Coastkeeper, to protect and promote water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, fishable, and sustainable. Keep doing good work OC Coastkeeper, Wahoo’s and My Open Road. Way to go!!

MOR is Keeping it Green.

We will be working closely with CoolCalifonria.org to demonstrate how the MOR mobile app can help Californian small businesses to reduce their carbon footprint by rewarding them for doing their part. The CoolCaliformia small business applications will be accepted between September 2 – November 3, 2014.

Learn more at coolcalifornia.org

Vegas here we come! We are attending the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0

The seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit will bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students, to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs. We will be demonstrating how My Open Road can produce a measurable reduction in CO2 to obtain these goals.

Learn more at http://www.cleanenergysummit.org/

MOR is Teaming Up!

MOR is in discussion to partnering with The Secret Cookie Service in San Diego. Operating out of a top secret location, agent: “snickerdoodle” prepares some the best cookies in the planet by day, then under the cover of darkness, their agents deliver cookies & milk to hungry colleges students all over the UC San Diego campus. Students who show the agents a Social Responsibility Score (SRS) of 700 or better on the MOR app get two free cookies on the spot for reducing their carbon footprint!

Go to thesecretcookieservice.com to learn more about our newest partner in reducing CO2!



 

 

 

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