Coordinator’s Corner: Bringing the Commuter Challenge to your Workplace

Green Action Centre is here to help you bring the Commuter Challenge to your workplace. Each year, hundreds of people register their workplace and act as their main coordinator. Step 1 is to register your workplace if you haven’t yet. After you register, make use of the resources below to increase participation with your team!

Your role as Commuter Challenge Coordinator is important: you act as the local liaison between your workplace and Commuter Challenge, you are the in-house expert, and (perhaps most importantly) the cheerleader and sometimes the whip to encourage your workplace to succeed in the challenge! It can be a big task but you don’t have to do it alone!

Workplace Coordinator Resources

Handy quick-links:

Workplace Coordinator Guide 2018
> Download full instructions with screencaps as PDF here!
> Promoting Commuter Challenge at your workplace: Click here for a checklist and E-mail Template
> If you are tracking Kms for your coworkers, and then imputing as bulk entry at the end of the challenge you can click here for a fancy spreadsheet to help you keep things organized!

The 2018 Commuter Challenge Poster + Handbill
Feel free to download, print and place these in as many high-traffic places as possible!
Commuter Challenge poster 2018 PDF
> 2018 CC handbill (cut into 4 – print on normal letter size paper)

2018 Prize List is here!
Sharing prize lists can be a super fun way to incentive people to join the challenge and track their green commute KMs! Some workplaces budget for their own in-house prizes for their teams which motivates their workplaces even further. Green Action Centre always has some great prizes lined that you can advertise with your teams as well. Check back because the list keeps growing!

Employee Engagement & Activities

Commuter Bingo 
This is a fun activity coordinators have developed and used over the years to encourage participation & fun at their workplace. Participants can download the doc and try to complete 5 actions in a row to win a prize. You will need to arrange and award the prizes for your workplace yourself. Feel free to download this Green Commuter Bingo sheet for your use, or use it as inspiration to create your own!

Shareable images (click to download full version)

     

Downloadable Stickers! 

Everybody. Loves. Stickers. That’s why we’re sharing our awesome sticker files with you! Feel free to download the pictures below and format to your preferred circular sticker paper from your local office supply store or from a distributor such as ULINEContact us ASAP if you would like to purchase an order of stickers prepared by Green Action Centre at 4$/page – 12 stickers per page. Limited quantity available. Original stickers designed by Deanna Bogaski.

Walk! sticker ||  Carpool! sticker || Bus! sticker || Bike! sticker

Help recruit new workplaces & Win!

Each year we strive to grow the Commuter Challenge and get even more workplaces participating, so we decided to add another layer to this years’ challenge! Every time you successfully recruit a new workplace coordinator to get their workplace in on the fun – both you and them will be entered to win our Recruiter Prize. Download the letter template below and forward it to your friends or local businesses.

Additionally, the first FIVE new workplaces who sign up through this referral process will be offered a complimentary presentation/workshop with Green Action Centre (a 150$ value!) from our commuting series, listed here.

  • Download this letter template, personalize your message & invite new workplaces to join in the Commuter Challenge this year!
  • They will then need to register their workplace and list you as their referral person using this quick online form.

Contact
Elizabeth Shearer
Commuter Challenge Coordinator
Liz@greenactioncentre.ca or challenge@greenactioncentre.ca