|UNH Sustainbility Stewards Announce Wildcat Commuter Challenge
This May, don't be part of the 85% of UNH faculty and staff who drive alone to work. Prepare to leave your car behind - and win big prizes by doing so!
The UNH Sustainability Stewards, a faculty and staff group on campus committed to educating their colleagues about sustainability practices and issues, is hosting its first Wildcat Commuter Challenge for UNH faculty and staff this May and June.
Register to be involved in the Wildcat Commuter Challenge at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/wildcat-commuter-challenge. On a daily or weekly basis, enter the total number of one-way trips (either departing from your home location to work or departing from work to return home) you make via bike, foot, carpool, car-sharing, bus, or train. (Driving a car, motorcycle or scooter solo does not count.) Each one-way trip is valued at one point. On a typical day of work, most participants will have the opportunity to earn 2 points.
Individuals racking up the most points by Friday, June 1st will be awarded a prize from local bike shops, shoe stores, gas cards, and more. Registered participants will have until June 7th to enter in their data, and winners will be announced after that date.
“The hope is to come away from the Commuter Challenge with some changes in habits,” explains Jackie Furlone of the UNH Sustainability Academy, which helps support the Sustainability Stewards. “The Challenge will also spotlight other on-campus resources that promote transportation alternatives, such as Wildcat Transit, ZipCar, the Amtrak Downeaster, C&J Trailways, and the UNH guaranteed ride home and Cat Courier programs.”
UNH's month-long challenge will coincide with Commute Green NH Challenge and Bike/Walk to Work week.
Try commuting to work by bus, carpool bike or by walking just once during the month! You might find it a pleasant way to come to work feeling energized and refreshed: getting some fresh air walking or biking, having time to chat with colleagues in a carpool, or catching up on a great book while riding in convenience and comfort on the bus.
Learn more at www.sustainbleunh.unh.edu/wildcat-commuter-challenge.
Did You Know?
From ZipCar to the Amtrak Downeaster, UNH has a wide variety of alternative transportation options! Visit www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/transportation to learn more.
Tip of the Month
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Wildcat Commuter Challenge.
Our student video and image winners are in!
Congratulations to Jessice Daigle (’13, ‘14G) and Bobby Lambert (’10, ‘12G), image and video winners respectively, of our first “What Sustainability Means to Me” Student Video and Image Contest. You can see our winners and all the entries on Flickr and YouTube.