Every last Friday of the month is the Green Streets Initiative‘s Walk/Ride Day – go car-free, check in your commute, and help Tufts win the inaugural Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge!
Beginning March 30 until September 28, help create safe, healthier and more vibrant streets and communities by greening your commute. Biking, walking, public transit, telecommuting and carpooling all count! The Corporate Challenge is a competition among Boston area employers to see which workplace has the highest percentage of staff going car-free or car-light on Walk/Ride Days.
Check in each Walk/Ride Day (the last Friday of every month) at http://greenstreets.mapc.org/.
All participants will also be entered into a raffle to win cool prizes.
Plan your green commute now and don’t forget to check in every last Friday of every month!
Next week is Massachusetts Car-Free Week, a great opportunity to promote healthier modes of transportation for both yourself and the environment! Starting Sunday, Sept. 18th through Sept 24th, you can track your car-free and car-light trips and be eligible to win prizes. Pledge your commitment to be Car-Free for next week and start tracking your trips on Sunday.
To celebrate everyone’s involvement in this event, the Office of Sustainability is holding a reception on Friday, September 23rd at 11 am. The Office is located in Miller Hall (around the back on the parking lot side facing Hillel Hall) on the Medford campus. If you made an effort to reduce the number of single-occupancy trips in your car (even if it’s just one less day than usual), come join us for some refreshments!
Please pass this information along to your colleagues so that we can get as many people as possible traveling car-free next week! There is a flyer that you can print out and post in your department to help raise awareness.