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Commuter Challenge 2019 results

June 21, 2019 — 

The Commuter Challenge results are in! University of Manitoba staff, faculty and students stepped up to the challenge for 2019. From June 2-8, University of Manitoba participants logged over 30,000 KMs by foot, bike, bus or carpool, and avoided almost 6,000 KGs of CO2 emissions in just one week!

This year, over 17,000 Canadians took part in the Commuter Challenge, collectively avoiding 233,220 KGs of CO2 emissions by choosing sustainable transportation options. Manitoba has been named the top province in Canada for participation with 454 workplaces and 6,372 people registered for the Commuter Challenge. To see how we did compared to other Canadians cities and provinces, check out the national Commuter Challenge website.

Provincially, the Commuter Challenge is coordinated by Green Action Centre. Grand prizes for the event include a free transit pass for a year with Winnipeg Transit, two Folklorama VISAs to tour the world in Winnipeg, a free night stay for TWO at an Alt Hotel across Canada and more! Check out the 2019 results to see if you won and congratulations to those who have!

Congratulations to the following University of Manitoba specific winners:

Prize #1: 2 Bison season passes & Office of Sustainability swag

  • Brenda Gerwing

Prize #2: 2 Bison season passes & LED accessories for cycling, walking and jogging from the University Centre Pharmacy

  • Mike Ferley

Prize #3: University of Manitoba Bookstore swag & 1 FREE UMCycle bike tune up coupon

  • Mina

Prize #4: 1 FREE UMCycle bike tune up coupon & LED accessories for cycling, walking and jogging from the University Centre Pharmacy

  • Jamie McMillan

Prize #5: $50 Foodbucks for UManitoba Dining Services locations & a Starbucks package

  • Don Deally

The University of Manitoba and the Office of Sustainability would like to extend a thank you to everyone who participated in the Commuter Challenge this year. By choosing to walk, bike, bus or carpool, you are joining thousands of other Canadians who have chosen to try a more sustainable commuting option to reduce our local, regional and national carbon footprint. We hope to see you continue your green commute choice throughout the summer!

 

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