UB is participating in the Green Your Commute Challenge (GYCC), a summer-long competition between state agencies, local governments, and SUNY and CUNY schools to see whose employees can reduce the most carbon emissions by greening their commutes.
Walk, bike, take public transit, car pool, drive an electric vehicle, or use another form of sustainable transportation (not driving alone in a gasoline-powered vehicle) to work. While on your commute, and in a safe manner, take a selfie and post it to social media to let everyone know about your awesome green commute!
Share your Green Your Commute Challenge experiences with us on social media.
Follow along on Twitter @ubparking.
Transportation represents the largest source of New York State's greenhouse gas emissions and also the largest part of most New Yorker's personal carbon footprint as well. This is why it is critically important that we all lower our emissions from transportation so that we can meet our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals (a 40% reduction by 2030 and 80% by 2050). Plus, you may discover that a more sustainable commute is both relaxing and enjoyable!
There are many resources available to help you find a more sustainable way to commute. Here are just a few:
Google Maps - Go to Google Maps and click on "get directions". You can enter your start and end points and the mode of transportation you want to use and it will tell you the easiest way to get to work via walking/biking/public transportation.
511 NY Transit Trip Planner - You can use the Transit Trip Planner at 511ny.org to plan your trip using public transit or find others who are going in the same direction as you to carpool with, using 511NYRideshare.
Bike NY - Find bike routes with DOT's Bike NY interactive map.
Bike Share Systems
Buffalo – Bikeshare at UB and Reddy Bike Share
Learn more about electric vehicles - Use the links below to learn more about driving an electric vehicle:
Your Local Public Transit Provider
NFTA (Buffalo and Western New York)