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Green Alliance Changes Hands

Published Tuesday May 29, 2018

Green Alliance Changes Hands

A couple from Maine will take over the Green Alliance. In 2015, original founder, Sarah Brown, handed off Green Alliance to long-time partner, Mike Bellamente. After growing and operating the alliance for two years, Bellamente made the decision to pass the torch to Jacob Roche and his wife; a couple with a long history of working on behalf of the environment.

 The York County, Maine natives have a combined 12 years’ experience working on electoral and issue-based campaigns, educating the community on state and federal environmental policies and directing nonprofits across the U.S. Additionally, the couple manages their family’s 90-acre vegetable and tree farm in Ogunquit, Maine. Environmental issues and sustainability efforts have been at the forefront of their life’s work, and they are excited to continue the efforts of Green Alliance and encourage the “green” movement across New England.

“I honestly couldn’t imagine handing off the Green Alliance to a more passionate and capable couple,” says former director Mike Bellamente. “They both understand what it means to connect with an audience and they both bring a high degree of positive energy to their work. I think our network of business partners and environmentally-minded consumers will deeply value their leadership and fresh perspective.”

The Green Alliance promotes local business partners that make serious efforts to operate in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious manner. Those business partners offer discounts to Green Alliance Community card-holders.

“We have partnered with Sarah and Mike for many events over the years, and we couldn’t be more excited to step into this role,” new director Jacob Roche says. “We have always loved the Green Alliance’s mission, and we plan to grow and expand upon the hard work that Sarah and Mike have dedicated to this important cause.”

Roche officially took the reins in early December 2017 and plans to host a grand re-opening event in Summer 2018. During this exciting transition, Green Alliance will continue to serve its current business partners and community members and is able to accept inquiries for new memberships.

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