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Over the past 10+ years, Green Action Centre has assisted many employers with their healthy and green commuting options and reducing transportation-related emissions. Examples include Assiniboine Credit Union, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, City of Winnipeg, Magellan Aerospace, RBC Convention Centre, RRC Polytech, University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and Winpak.

ACU bus shelterSince 2009, Assiniboine Credit Union has contracted Green Action Centre to conduct annual employee commuting surveys and, in the first year, establish benchmarks to assist with setting targets. Commuting options improvements at their locations, based in great part on feedback gathered from these annual surveys, has resulted in a meaningful shift in the number of ACU employees choosing green and active commuting. Increased transit use and carpooling have led to significantly fewer staff driving alone to work.

“Assiniboine Credit Union has used employee commuting surveys developed in conjunction with Green Action Centre’s Workplace Commuter Options program to create and implement a number of green and active commuting initiatives. They have provided ACU with great ideas for engaging our employees year-round on the health and wellness (and financial) benefits of green and active commuting. Our programs are more effective than ever because of our partnership with Green Action Centre.”

– Dennis Cunningham, Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Assiniboine Credit Union

U of M commuting survey loungeThe University of Manitoba‘s Office of Sustainability first contracted Green Action Centre in 2015-16 to conduct a transportation survey of its entire community of approximately 40,000 people. This included multiple campus locations and four member categories, from students and faculty to staff and non-University employees. Since then, Green Action Centre has delivered a campus commute survey every two years. The resulting data, analysis and recommendations feed into the University’s sustainability plans and initiatives.

“Green Action Centre’s team makes for a seamless, stress-free process to learn more about how our campus moves. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table to provide us with a detailed picture of our commuter profile, an understanding of the mobility barriers and opportunities our community faces, and a set of actionable and strategic proposals for change all while supporting our Climate Action Plan reporting requirements. Green Action Centre’s work helps us support sustainable transportation at the University.”

– Christie Nairn, Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Manitoba