Are you ready to Green Commute?

The Green Commute Challenge is back!

This year, RideshareKC’s award-winning Green Commute Challenge runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 31, 2021. During the challenge, coworkers become teammates and compete against other companies and organizations to see who can log the most green commute trips. Participants log trips to earn points and are entered to win prizes and glory!

This year, the challenge has a renewed sense of purpose to reward the remote work revolution while encouraging new green commute habits as folks get back to the office. And with the recent rollout of the KC Regional Climate Action Plan, reducing the amount of travel and the use of fuel sources that produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions are ways to reduce the impact of the transportation sector on climate change.

Green Commute Challenge participants track telework, biking, walking, scooter, carpool/vanpool, or transit trips on the RideshareKC app or website throughout the course of the challenge and are entered to win prizes from partners like:

  • Soap Refill Station
  • Museum at Prairiefire
  • Midwest Cyclery
  • Charlie Hustle
  • Sequence
  • ROKC
  • Messenger Coffee Co.
  • Zarda Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q
  • Waldo Pizza
  • Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch
  • The National WWI Museum and Memorial

Every trip counts

Commuters who use alternative transportation can save money and gain health benefits from reduced stress and increased physical activity.

In 2019’s challenge, 39 organizations and 470 participants logged 29,036 trips, saving a total of:

  • 256,858 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions
  • 13,069 gallons of fuel
  • $49,472 of gas money

And that’s not counting boosts in productivity, well-being and camaraderie.

So, are you ready to Green Commute? For details or to sign up, visit ridesharekc.org. You can also reach out to the RideshareKC team at rideshare@marc.org or (816) 842-RIDE (7433). May the greenest team win!