Workplace Commuter Options

Green Action Centre works with businesses and employers to make active and green types of commuting both appealing and within reach.

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WHY GO GREEN?
Whether you want to increase employee health, improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, achieve a mandate on sustainability or are concerned about corporate social responsibility, making your workplace vehicle optional is for you.

Green Action Centre’s Workplace Commuter Options program is here to share knowledge, provide policy alternatives, offer programs and encourage green infrastructure.

GET STARTED TODAY!
– Check out these 7 basic steps to make your workplace more commuter friendly.
– Sign up for a free training session to become a commuting ambassador at your workplace.
– Book a Green Action Centre presentation for your next meeting.
– Take part in the Commuter Challenge and Jack Frost Challenge this year.
– Sign up for our Active & Green e-newsletter for tips and news.
– Rent our bike-powered blender for your next event – add some fun to your workplace!

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Our GoHappy Workplace Commuter Consulting services are designed to suite your needs. Find out more!

 

 

CONTACT US
We are here to provide information and resources.
Connect with us to learn more.
GoHappy@greenactioncentre.ca | (204) 925-3772

Employee Commuting Surveys

WCO Employee Commuting Surveys

Surveys are a critical component of a workplace commuting options program and serve multiple purposes.

Commuting Ambassador Training

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Sign up for a FREE interactive workshop! Get the tools and guidance to help improve commuter options on-site and support your co-workers to get the most out of their commute.

Active & Green e-newsletter

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Active & Green comes out 4x per year and is filled with interesting news related to commuting in Winnipeg – walking, cycling, carpooling, transit and telecommuting. Sign up today!

Commuter Friendly Workplace Award

Cathy Steven (Health in Common) presents Eric Wiens (Stantec) with this year's Commuter Friendly Workplace Award

Get recognized as a corporate environmental leader with Green Action Centre’s Commuter Friendly Workplace Award.

About the Commuter Challenge

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The Commuter Challenge is an annual week-long, friendly national competition that encourages individuals and workplaces to explore greener transportation options.

Smart Trips

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The Smart Trips program is designed to help employees change their travel behaviour from driving alone to more sustainable modes. Learn how here.

News

UPDATE: Provincial Election: cycling and walking questionnaire

Where do each of the parties stand on committing to making Manitoba a walk-friendly, bike-friendly, and more accessible place to live? We’ll find out by April 14th.

Commuter Challenge 2016 Edition

Here we go, one more time, everybody’s feeling fine! Commuter Challenge has got the flow, now that there is no more snow! (This may or may not sound like an Nsync song in my head…)

Do you EcoPass?

Our Commuting Ambassadors share their top tips for implementing a successful EcoPass program.

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Research

Less driving: Boosting bottom lines and productivity

Employees today are less interested in a long commute and more interested in employers that offer alternatives to depending on a car to get to work. Avison Young presents arguments why it benefits corporations to pay attention along with three key strategies to minimize personal vehicle use.

Active commuting improves psychological well-being

Want to improve your mental health? This longitudinal survey from the UK shows a positive link between walking, cycling and even transit with psychological well-being.

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

While this study reveals that physical activitiy is even more damaging than…

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Links

David Suzuki at Work

The David Suzuki Foundation has created a great tool and resource for any and all eco-minded business women and men wanting to empower their co-workers into building a sustainable workplace.

Bike Winnipeg

Bike Winnipeg provides the latest news on commuter cycling issues, upcoming events, and tons of resources to advocate for improved cycling conditions in your community. And much more!

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

The Victoria Transport Policy Institute offers a wealth of information on sustainable transportation for free on its website to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis.