U of G Community Encouraged to Take ‘Commuter Challenge’

June 06, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

Faculty, staff and students finding more active and sustainable ways to travel to and from campus can take part in this year’s Commuter Challenge, a nationwide event during National Environment Week June 5 to 11.

This is the seventh year for the University of Guelph in the campaign, which promotes sustainable transportation for commuters instead of relying on single-occupancy vehicles.

U of G community members already using sustainable transport can also sign up and compete for prizes.

“This is an opportunity for the campus community to enjoy the outdoors while staying active and having fun,” said Tamara Tukhareli, recycling co-ordinator in U of G’s Office of Sustainability.

The City of Guelph will award prizes to the organizations with the highest participation rate, the most sustainable kilometres travelled and the highest emission reduction.

The University will offer individual prizes such as bike accessories and gift cards from Hospitality Services.

Last year, U of G received top awards for highest emission reduction and greatest distance using sustainable transportation. University community members saved almost 2½ tonnes of CO2 emissions on average by travelling more than 8,700 km in sustainable ways.

To register, visit the commuter challenge website.

Gillian Maurice
Sustainability Co-ordinator
519-824-4120, Ext. 58129

Tamara Tukhareli
Recycling Co-ordinator
519-824-4120, Ext. 58129

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