Gonzaga wins 2016 Commute Trip Reduction All Star Team Award
The Way to Go Award for “All Star Team” is designed to honor an outstanding worksite CTR Committee. Many employers have formed committees to assist the worksite ETC in promoting commute alternatives and communicating with employees. Active CTR committees are invaluable at large worksites and often come up with fun and creative ideas. Committee members act as building or department representatives by answering questions, keeping employees informed and encouraging participation.
Gonzaga’s CTR Committee was honored with the 2016 Way to Go Award for “All Star Team”. The committee is made up of seven volunteers who work hard to help plan and set goals for Gonzaga’s CTR program . Nearly all the members “walk their talk”, which is a tremendous advantage in planning and promoting commute trip reduction activities. Each team member works in a different area of the campus, bringing different expertise to the table, in addition to helping promote CTR in their area.
The committee was instrumental in the successful 2016 CTR survey, achieving a 6.1 percent reduction in their drive alone rate from their previous survey. Recently, the committee initiated the “Greener Ride” employee Q&A feature in InBalance, the Sustainability Newsletter. Each month features a “Green Commuter” and recognizes them for their use of commute alternatives.
The Committee members are active and dedicated champions of this work and have helped tremendously to promote the CTR program amongst staff and faculty.