The 2016 Commuter Challenge is almost upon us and it’s about time we put a little fun into this intense climate change discussion. Who wants to sit and talk about policy when you can bike to work and be solving the same problem? (And possibly win prizes!) So here we go, let’s flaunt our alternative transit this year; gold walking shoes tied, chromed out bike tires pumped, and bus tickets in hand (no need to add fancy adjectives here you’re on the bus that is fancy enough). Let’s ramp it up again this year, and make it last!

(* Disclaimer-policy is a very important element in creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly province, it just happens to be a little dry sometimes)

From June 5th to 11th we are asking on all friendly Manitobans to put on their game faces and sign up their workplaces up for the Commuter Challenge. This year we are taking friendly competition to a new level, battle for the best to win the title in your sector! Finance, Hospitality, Law, Retail, Engineer whomever you identify with, bring home bragging rights!

(*Disclaimer- Green Action Centre promotes fair play and will not be held responsible for hurt feelings or egos)

We’ve teamed up with all the local businesses that will have us to bring you tonnes (note this is a long tonne not a short ton) of great prizes. You could win weekend passes to theWinnipeg Folk Festival, a $500 travel voucher for VIA Rail, Weekend passes to Interstellar Rodeo at the Forks, and much, much more!

But of course, the Commuter Challenge wouldn’t be the success that it is without the help and dedication of hundreds of Workplace Coordinators throughout the province.

What’s a Workplace Coordinator? Workplace Coordinators are the people who sign up their workplace on the Commuter Challenge tracking site, and then encourage their coworkers to sign up. It’s as simple as that and only takes a few minutes. To help maximize your recruiting, Green Action Centre will be hosting a Workplace Coordinator Orientation and Luncheon on May 18th from 12:00 to 1:00pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millennium Library. This FREE lunch is a great way to meet other coordinators, get pumped about the challenge, and brainstorm new and fun ways to increase participation at your workplace. We’ll also hear from our Workplace Commuter Options Program to hear how to keep the momentum going throughout the year.

Space is limited so please RSVP to!