What is Sustain Champlain?

Sustain Champlain is a campus-wide initiative strives to infuse sustainability concepts and practices across Champlain College by coordinating and promoting best practices within four areas: our institution, academics, operations, and culture.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

You + leaving your car at home = Champlain wins the Way to Go! Challenge

Champlain Employees: Here is the first official reminder to sign up for the annual Way to Go! Commuter Challenge.

Whether you try leaving your car home for a day or for the week, your participation matters! Already take the bus, walk, or carpool? Still sign up for the Challenge. We want to recognize your efforts.

We are hoping that Champlain can reign again as champions in our class of large size employers and bring home the Carbon Cup! Signing up for the Challenge is quick and easy, and you’ll be registered for a number of raffle prizes through WTG. In addition, David Provost is sponsoring an internal Champlain raffle with three great prizes:

1) a one year individual CarShare Vermont membership,
2) a $50 gift certificate to The Ski Rack, and
3) a Sustain Champlain sweatshirt & water bottle.

In order to get into the Champlain raffle, simply let me know (via email) when you’ve signed up and I’ll enter you. There will also be an opportunity to register and get into the raffle during our May 11th employee retreat. I’ll hold the drawing on May 16th.

So please, consider giving the bus a try, put your name into the CATMA carpooling database, or get that bike tuned up for a sweet (and potentially sweaty) ride to campus (showers are available in IDX and Lakeside!). The WTG website has lots of resources on finding different ways to get to work. And while you’re at it, be sure to register with CATMA (Campus Area Transportation Management Association – of which Champlain is a member) to be included in their monthly drawings and find out more about programs like their emergency ride home from work and bike/walk benefits program.

Questions? Send ‘em my way!


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