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What is the Green Commute Challenge?
How do I sign up for the Green Commute Challenge?
Can I sign up for the challenge if my employer isn't registered with Carpool Connection?
How do I earn points?
How do I use the Commute Calendar?
How do I log multimodal trips?
How do I report staying in for lunch?
I don’t want to carpool. How can I make sure I don’t show up on someone’s match list?
Will I get more points if I go back to previous months and log trips?
Can hybrid vehicle, scooter or motorcycle trips be counted in the challenge?
How will I know if I won a prize?
The Green Commute Challenge is intended to take vehicles off the road during peak commute times by encouraging the use of alternatives to driving alone — carpooling, bus, bicycling, walking and telecommuting. It is a 12-week employer-based contest where employees can earn points and win prizes for using alternative forms of transportation for work..
Read instructions for joining the contest.
Yes, you can. Ideally your employer will form a team for the Green Commute Challenge. If your company is interested in registering with RideShare Connection, the person who enrolls the organization must be willing to be the employer administrator for the team (i.e., the person who has access to the tracking reports, etc.). Consider asking someone in your human resources office to register the organization.
If your employer is not participating, you can participate by joining the Green Commute Challenge Community Team. Call RideShare at 816-842-7433 or e-mail us to learn more.
You must use your RideShare Connection Commute Calendar to log work-related trips. Trips using these modes will earn 8 points: carpool, vanpool, bus, bicycle, walk, telecommute. Staying in for lunch will earn 1 point. Please note that non-work commute trips will not earn points.
Read instructions for reporting activities on the calendar.
Read instructions for reporting multimodal trips on the Commute Calendar.
Read instructions for reporting staying in for lunch on the Commute Calendar.
On My Page look on the right side where it says “Commute Profiles.” Click the edit icon (looks like a small pad and pencil) and then click the Preferences tab. On the next screen click where it asks “Is public?” and save your updated commute profile. Your name will not appear on anyone’s ridematch list.
No. The Green Commute Challenge is set to run from July 9–Sept. 28, 2012. Any trips reported before or after that time frame will not count in the challenge.
No, they cannot. We know there is interest in reporting trips taken using these types of vehicles, but the underlying purpose of the Green Commute Challenge is to take vehicles off the road. For this reason, the challenge is designed to highlight modes of transportation instead of the type of vehicle driven. Additionally, while hybrids, motorcycles and scooters offer excellent gas mileage, their emissions levels can vary greatly.
The RideShare staff will notify prize winners by email. We also encourage you to "like" RideShare on Facebook to get quick updates on daily prize winners and other information about the challenge.
The Green Commute Challenge ended on Sept. 28, 2012, with 30 teams and 970 participants who:
- Reduced their driving by 796,678 miles
- Prevented 768,589 pounds of emissions
- Saved $167,302 in driving costs