That’s right, the Commuter Challenge is back for another year! But, this year isn’t just about going to and from work, we want you to Love ALL Your Trips no matter where they take you!
May 30 may seem far away, but it is FAST approaching.
Are you up for the challenge? Register today at www.commuterchallenge.ca!
What is the Challenge About?
During the first week of June, Canadians celebrate National Environment Week by participating in the well-known Commuter Challenge event. This challenge encourages participants to choose sustainable modes of travel, such as; walking, running, wheeling, cycling, busing, telecommuting, and/or carpooling. These sustainable options provide the opportunity to build new healthy habits, and try out new ways of getting around. Doing this will not only make a positive impact on your personal health but also to the environment by cutting air pollution, reducing traffic congestion, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
The upcoming Challenge is taking place May 30 – June 5, 2021. Mark your calendar!
A New and Improved Challenge… What’s Different this Year?
The Commuter Challenge has been running for 30 years! After all this time we wanted to do a little bit of a refresh, especially given how different this past year has been for everyone. Although we still want you to focus on how you commute, we also understand that people move around their city for all sorts of reasons, whether it be to go shopping, out to the park, or simply just going for a walk during lunch or in the evening, we want to recognize all of your trips when they are done sustainably! So no matter where you are going or what you are doing, if you move with any active or sustainable modes of transport, you can log the distances and earn points to win!
How can you participate?
Entire workplaces, employees, friends, families and individuals may register for this FREE challenge at www.commuterchallenge.ca. To participate, registered individuals choose sustainable modes of travel throughout the week and log their kilometres online to contribute towards their workplace totals. Numerous prizes are available for individual and team participants and awards are available for workplaces with the highest participation percentages.
Why Should You Participate in the Commuter Challenge?
There are many reasons that over 20,000 Canadians and over 6,000 Manitobans participate in the Challenge each year. The event is free, fun, and gives participants the chance to win fantastic prizes from local businesses. It also provides some friendly competition with other cities, communities, workplaces, and offices.
At the end of the challenge, you will notice healthier employees, boosted morale, higher productivity, less air pollution, reduced traffic congestion, and a lessened need for parking facilities around the city. Those who take part in the challenge feel healthier, happier, and proud of their sustainable actions!
Green Action Centre recognizes the scope and severity of this global pandemic. We are making adjustments to the annual Commuter Challenge event to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Participants can expect to see changes to our events, prize offerings, messaging, and more as health restrictions continue to evolve in the coming months.
We hope that the Challenge can help to you to reconnect with colleagues, friends and family and keep the conversation going about sustainable and active travel.
Ready to Take on the Challenge?
All you have to do is get registered, remember, it’s FREE!
Start by registering your team and find out more about being a workplace coordinator! You can also register for the Coordinator Info Session to learn how to make the Commuter Challenge a success for your friends and colleagues!