Commuting – Personal and Business Incentives

Commuting – Personal and Business Incentives

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:21am

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In 2003 the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that Americans took 1.1 billion trips per day.  They also reported that 78% of these were in single occupant vehicles.  It is estimated that motor vehicles account for roughly 50% of urban air pollution and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. 

As a sustainability consultant, I encourage clients to be creative with their daily commuting.  For example, UPS recently reported they were eliminating all left turns on their routes which would reduce their idle times at stoplights and thus reduce their emissions. 
An important aspect of creating a business or personal sustainability plan is finding the right incentives to keeping a program going.  Often business incentives might are not the same as personal incentives.
For businesses seeking business sustainability and a culture of eco awareness, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is an innovative program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes, strong telework programs, carpooling matching and vanpool subsidies.
Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".



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