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University of Manitoba Continues to Show in Commuter Challenge

June 11, 2018 — 

Another new year and another great showing for the University of Manitoba in Commuter Challenge. University of Manitoba staff, students, and faculty from Bannatyne and Fort Garry campus chose to bike, walk, carpool, or bus on their daily commute from June 3-9. This year, 630 University of Manitoba participants logged over 43,000 km of sustainable commuting which avoided almost 7,000 kg of CO2.

Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition Canada-wide to challenge businesses and individuals to ditch driving alone to and from work and choosing to take a more sustainable options. This year, over 15,000 Canadians participated, logging over 1,250,000 km of green commuting.

Prizes from Green Action Centre and the University of Manitoba this year were plentiful and amazing, and we are excited to announce that we have some winners! Congratulations to those from our community who won prizes from Green Action Centre, including a grand prize winner for Folklorama VISAs – a value of $550! To see if you have won, or the awesome prizes that were available, follow this link here.


Those who won University of Manitoba prizes are:

One of two 10-use climbing passes at the U of M Active Living Centre climbing wall

  • Andrew Lovatt
  • Dhruva Dave

One gift card to Degrees diner with Office of Sustainability swag

  • Gregg Tomy

One gift bag with Office of Sustainability and U of M bookstore swag

  • Wendy Wadell

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

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