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Commuter Challenge 2020

Campus Sustainability Office


Join the U of W during Commuter Challenge 2020 from May 31-June 6.

Register with the U of W team

The University of Winnipeg is committed to sustainability and this competition really shows how many emissions UWinnipeg could cut out by having our community participate in sustainable transportation. Last year we saved over 1000kgs of CO2 in one week!

This year will be slightly different as COVID-19 has most of us working from home or laid off, but not to worry, the Green Action Centre has a plan!

The Commuter Challenge is a week-long friendly, green commuting competition happening all throughout Canada at different workplaces and institutions during Canadian Environment Week! Help UWinnipeg reduce its carbon footprint and win while competing against other workplaces and institutions around Winnipeg for awesome prizes.

To participate:

All you have to do is:

  1. Visit the Commuter Challenge webpage to register with the U of W.
  2. Use green commuting options for the week of May 31-June 6, 2020.
    • Options to log now include:
      • Travelling to an essential job.
      • Telecommuting/working from home - just log the distance from home to work (both ways!).
      • Commuting to access essential goods/services.
      • Enjoying recreational activities.
  3. Track your kilometers (see instructions below).
  4. WIN prizes!

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How to Log your Kilometers: 

There are two options for logging your green kilometers:

Option 1: Use the Commuter Challenge Website

Once you’ve registered to the UW workplace and to your specific location/team, you’ll be able to log into your profile here. Simply enter your mode of transportation and distance for each day (as seen in the photo below). The system will track and total the distances for your team in real time.

How to log your commute

Option 2: Track your KM’s offline:

If you don’t want to use the website, you can keep track of your modes and distances on your own.  Then, you can email them to sustainability@uwinnipeg.ca daily or at the end of the week.

Whether you telecommute, walk, cycle, take transit, rollerblade, scooter, canoe, skateboard or run… your impacts will be recorded and accumulate throughout the week and you will be able to see the impact your green commuting is making!

Green Commuting Options in Winnipeg:

There are many ways to commute sustainably in our city like ridesharing, walking, cycling, rollerblading and taking public transit. UWinnipeg provides a number of services to make green commuting easy and accessible.

Commuter Challenge is a great opportunity to explore these options if you haven’t done so already… or get rewarded if green commenting is already part of your routine.

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How to WIN prizes:

U of W Prizes:

  1. INVITE A COLLEAGUE: Get a UW colleague to register for our COmmuter Challenge team, email us their name so you can be entered to WIN a $10 Diversity gift card and a water bottle.
  2. LOG 5 DAYS: Log 5 days of sustainable commutes and/or recreational activities for your chance to WIN a $40 Diversity gift card.
  3. LOG 7 DAYS: Log 7 days of sustainable commutes and/or recreational activities for your chance to WIN a $60 MEC gift card. 

Green Action Centre prizes:

  • Check out the Commuter Challenge 2020 Prize List, here.

Grand Prizes

Anyone who logs their sustainable commutes during Commuter Challenge 2020 is eligible to win! The last day to enter KMs after the challenge is June 14th.

Prize #1: FREE Bus Pass for a Year with Winnipeg Transit ($1,000 value) 

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Events:

Clean Air Day 2020

June 3rd, 2020 | 12:00am-11:59pm | In your home or around Winnipeg!

A day for kids (and adults too) to spend time outdoors, celebrate active transportation, and learn how air quality impacts our health and the health of the environment.

Let’s keep having fun, from home. Join students across the province and celebrate with this at-home online event! Register your kid, whole family, class or entire school and receive a fun interactive event kit (and have a chance to win prizes!).

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To Learn MoreVisit:

Commuter Challenge - Green Action Centre

Commuter Challenge - National Page

 

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Local: @greenactionctr | National: @commuterchllng

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