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GREEN YOUR COMMUTE CHALLENGE

Green Your Commute Challenge

Following the success of Green Your Commute Day, the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation, NYSERDA, and 511NY Rideshare have partnered to bring you the Summer 2019 Green Your Commute Challenge! The challenge allows municipalities, State agencies, SUNY and CUNY schools to demonstrate their climate leadership through a friendly competition - from June to August - to see whose employees can reduce the most greenhouse gas emissions. Throughout the summer, employees are encouraged to use a more sustainable mode of transportation to get to work.

Sustainable commute modes to consider: walking; biking; taking public transit; carpooling; driving an electric vehicle 

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PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE

Commute sustainably during the summer to take part in the challenge! Log your trips with the 511NY Rideshare Trip Tracker mobile app (become a member to use the app) and calculate how much money you're saving - and CO2 emissions you're reducing - every time you carpool, bike, walk or take public transportation or drive an electric vehicle. It feels great to see those dollars add up, and to know that you're helping New Yorkers to breathe easier by reducing emissions! 

Download the Trip Tracker: 

   

Already have Trip Tracker? Make sure to update to Android version 1.2.24 or iOS version 1.25.

Not interested in tracking trips on your mobile device? Try the web version of Trip Tracker. Simply log in to your account and click “Trip Tracker” in the navigation bar.

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CHALLENGE RESULTS

Through the Green Your Commute Challenge, New York has reduced roadway congestion, improved air quality and saved money.

  Trip Miles Reduced:

 91,169.71 miles 

  Fuel and Vehicle Maintenance Savings:     

 $65,410.79

  Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduced:

 107,703.18  lbs

  Calories Burned:

 673,095.26

 

As of August 30, 2019

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ONGOING RESULTS:

Top Municipalities 

  #1  

  Town of Mamaroneck      

  #2

  City of White Plains

  #3

  Albany County          

 

Top State Agencies

  #1  

  NYSDEC                         

  #2

  NYSED

  #3

  NYSDOH


Top SUNY Campuses

  #1   

  University at Buffalo       

  #2

  University at Albany

  #3

  SUNY Purchase       

 

As of August 30, 2019