The numbers are in for the 2012 Clear the Air Challenge — and they are best the challenge has seen so far.
More than 6,500 people participated in the month-long Clear the Air Challenge in August, using TravelWise strategies to limit the amount of single-person car trips taken, such as public transit, walking, and carpooling.
Nearly 1.6 million miles and 134,373 trips were eliminated through the efforts of those participating in the challenge. That is over 72,000 gallons of gas and 1.3 million pounds of emissions saved. The money saved from this challenge totals nearly $900,000 dollars. That makes the 2012 Clear the Air Challenge the most successful to date.
Here is a shout out to Salt Lake Chamber members who participated and finished in the top ten companies: Overstock.com (2012 Corporate Role Model), Fidelity Investments (Most Miles & Emissions Saved), Kennecott Utah Copper, Zions Bank, Questar, Utah Foundation, Backcountry.com and Sysco Intermountain. Combined they saved over 23,000 gallons of gas throughout August!
Teams who won Outstanding Team Effort awards include L3 Communications (Most Miles & Emissions Saved), Goldman Sachs (Most Trips), Architectural Nexus (Most Participants), Intermountain Healthcare (Best Integration of TravelWise Strategies) and FFKR Architects (Newcomer of the Year).
Congratulations and thanks are in order for the teams, companies and grand prize winners for their outstanding commitment to adjust their travel habits to help make a positive impact on Utah’s environment. To see to complete results from the 2012 Clear the Air Challenge, go here.
Our contribution to clean air doesn’t stop here. Keep using TravelWise methods of transport even though the Clear the Air Challenge is over. Every trip saved helps.
Businesses that want to do their part even further can check out the Clean Air Champions program.