Canada Commuter Challenge

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

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