Green Your Commute and Bike (Back) to Work Day

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All UB students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcomed to participate Friday, May 21, 2021.

The UB community challenges you to Green Your Commute and Work Day on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Are you working on campus? Take public transit, carpool, ride your bike or walk to reduce our carbon emissions.

Are you working remotely? That counts too! Telecommuting saves on emissions and is eco-friendly! While you’re saving the planet by working remotely, take a bike ride or walk to wherever for the mental and physical health benefits.

How You Can Participate

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Ride public transit
  • Carpool
  • Use a form of sustainable transportation such as an electric car, bike or scooter that is not driving alone in a gasoline-powered vehicle

Green Your Workday – On Campus!

Energizer Stations are back for 2021! The stations will be available during the hours of 7:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. for giveaways and prepackaged food and drinks:

  • Founder's Plaza on the North Campus
  • Main Circle on the South Campus 

The downtown community is welcomed to join the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus celebration on Washington Street during the hours of 7:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. for food, electric assist bike demonstrations and tabling with GOBike Buffalo and Reddy Bikeshare.

All university health and safety guidelines will be followed.

Green Your Workday – Virtually!

If you are working remotely, keep the spirit of this annual event alive, and green your workday from wherever you are logging in. Bike or walk to — lunch, get coffee, go to the gym — wherever!

A word to the wise: this challenge might cause feelings of satisfaction and happiness — greening your workday is extremely helpful to the environment and can be fun!

Share Your Day With Us on Social Media

While greening your workday, take a selfie when safe and post it to social media to let everyone know about your green workday by showing off your home work space, your new colleagues (pets, children, spouse) or your expanded lunch menu when working from home.

Follow along on Twitter @ubparking.

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Why Green Your Commute

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!