Canada Commuter Challenge

個人的興味に基づき、時々、話題にする Inline Commuter ですが、カナダでは5月31日から6月6日まで Commuter Challenge 実施するようです。テーマは 'green'、流行の地球に優しい方法で通勤するという事で、walking, jogging, cycling, inline skating, などで出勤する風景が見られそうです。チリも積もれば、これで削減されるCO2量もバカに成りません。

Canada Commuter Challenge

by Jason (May 9, 2009)
This got sent around at my work so I thought I'd pass it on to readers elsewhere who may be interested in participating. It's a Regina-specific e-mail but people in other places across the country can register as well.
Hello Everyone!

Regina's 11th Annual Commuter Challenge is coming soon. And, that means it's time for Regina workplaces to start gearing up for another great event! It's set to take place during Environment Week, May 31-June 6, 2009.

You can sign up yourself and/or your workplace at www.commuterchallenge.ca For those of you that already have, thanks for getting things moving so quickly.

As you may recall, the Commuter Challenge encourages employees in Regina's workplaces to find a 'green' way to work, such as walking, jogging, cycling, inline skating, carpooling or taking the bus. As compared to driving alone in an automobile, these modes reduce the amount of energy consumed as well as harmful greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. As an added bonus, using many of these modes helps people work physical activity into their busy days.

Everyone who participates contributes to Regina's participation in the national Commuter Challenge where communities go head-to-head to see who can get a greater of percentage of their citizens to participate.

After a few years of coming in second, last year Regina broke free and placed first in our size category! But, it wasn't easy...and this year is all about defending that title! So, we're asking everyone to think about what they can do to both participate themselves as well as how they might encourage others to track their participation.

Regina-specific posters and prize information to help you promote the event within your workplace will be available shortly.

To sign up your workplace today, visit www.commuterchallenge.ca and get ready to have some fun while doing something good for the environment!

For more information on the Commuter Challenge, please contact [contact info deleted].

Happy GREEN Commuting!

Kim and Sheri
City of Regina
Commuter Challenge: City of Regina, City of Vernon and City of Calgary
Head Tale: Canada Commuter Challenge

2009 Commuter Challenge May 31 - June 6, 2009

2009 National Commuter Challenge Event will take place from May 31 to June 6 during Canadian Environment Week and Clean Air Day (June 3, 2009)!

Canada Commuter ChallengeIn 2008, 31,826 Canadians in over 168 communities and 1688 workplaces made their sustainable transportation choices heard by registering with the Commuter Challenge.

Commuter Challenge is a national program that encourages Canadians to walk, cycle, ride-share/carpool, tele-work or take transit instead of driving alone to work. Individual Canadians can participate in addition to workplaces. We encourage you to give your car some time off in June and make a difference!

The program is based on a friendly competition between workplaces and communities across Canada to see which has the highest percentage participation rates during the week. By recording participation online, Canadians are able to see how their healthier commutes affect greenhouse gases reductions by tracking kilometers traveled.

What is Commuter Challenge?

Commuter Challenge is a national program that encourages Canadians to walk, cycle, take transit, carpool (ride share) or tele-work instead of driving alone to work. The Challenge supports workplaces as they encourage their employees to leave their cars at home for their personal health, the health of their communities and the health of the environment. Individual Canadians can participate too.

The program is based on a friendly competition between workplaces and communities across Canada to see which has the highest percentage participation rates during the week.

By registering participation online, Canadians are able to see the results of their healthier commutes with respect to greenhouse gases reductions calculated by taking into account kilometers not traveled and leaving your car at home.

What is an Alternative, or "Sustainable" Mode of Transportation?

  • Public Transportation
  • Cycling
  • Walking/Running
  • Carpooling/Ridesharing
  • In-Line Skating/Rollerskating/Rollerblading
  • Non-motorized watercraft
  • Skateboarding
  • Tele-commuting

Rules and Regulations for Commuter Challenge:

Workplaces are able to register online starting March 17th
Employees/individuals can register online starting at the beginning of May
  • Registration begins prior to the event dates usually around April.
  • Results can be submitted once the Challenge has begun (May 31, 2009).
  • Registrations and results will be accepted until June 6, 2009.
  • Participants must be registered and have at least one sustainable commute logged in order for their participation to be included in the final tally.
  • Communities are provided with official promotional material for the event courtesy of the national coordinating team
  • Those who wish to produce their own material are requested to consult with the national team in order to respect our generous national partners.

Commuter challenge

By Afshan Mahmood (Jun 14, 2007)
Twice as good as last year
The challenge is over and the results are in. After a week of healthy commuting, the University of Calgary made the top 10 of large local companies in Canada’s Commuter Challenge, with 212 faculty and staff leaving their cars at home. That more than doubles the university’s participation of 98 people last year.

Calgary Commuter Challenge 2007


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMqHSuZ5aJ0
Together, these commuters saved nearly 14,000 tonnes of emissions from entering the atmosphere and made the campus a little bit greener.

Conoco Phillips Canada is the local winner with 60.5 percent participation in the over-1,000-employee category. Nationally, by leaving cars at home, Canadians kept 266,383 kg of greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere. For full results go to www.commuterchallenge.ca.

Prizes were awarded daily to randomly selected registrants at U of C, as well as to commuters who had notable achievements.
Kerry Simpson, a long-track speed skater from Melvill, Sask., and Ame Danker, a long-track speed skater from Calgry, were two of the paticipants who helped put U of C into the top 10 of large local companies in Canada's Commuter Challenge.
Photo by Ken Bendiktsen
Daily prize winners included Hilary Delver, Faculty of Medicine; Sean Bryan, IT; Janelle McConnel, Schulich School of Engineering; Lloyd Sciban, East Asian studies; and Deborah Hazell, Libraries.

Recognition for the longest commutes goes to: Scott McLeod at 600 transit kilometres and 250 carpool kilometres; Hilary Delver at 80 tele-work kilometres and 120 transit kilometres; Lee Jackson at 195 cycling kilometres; and Julia Boughner at 50 walking kilometres.
University of Calgary: Commuter challenge

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