Commuter Challenge 2011
June 20, 2011
The Commuter Challenge is a nation-wide event that promotes friendly competition among organizations and cities to see who can get the highest percentage of employees out of single occupancy vehicles and into healthier and cleaner modes of commuting such as walking, cycling, transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking. The 2011 Commuter Challenge took place earlier this month from June 5 to 11.
Winnipeg Airports Authority has proudly participated in the Commuter Challenge since 2006. This year, 23 people or 15% of WAA employees participated in the challenge, commuting sustainably for a total distance of 3,290 kilometers, avoiding 429kg of CO2 emissions, saving 180.34L of fuel and burning a total of 25,014 calories! Next year we hope to raise the bar and increase employee participation.
Across Canada, there were 27,767 participants; this translates to 3,234,108 fewer car kilometers, 542,610 kg of CO2 emissions avoided, 230,743 L of fuel saved and 25,723,334 calories burned through active commute modes.
Congratulations to participants in all provinces on their efforts and achievements.
For more information about the Commuter Challenge, visit the website