During the month of May 1,250 employees from more than 100 workplaces took part in Shifting Gears, a challenge to get people to walk, bicycle, carpool or take public transit. It seems it was a successful challenge as over 100,000km were traveled using these active modes of transportation. This relates to saving over 43,000kg of Carbon emissions!
The closing ceremonies were today and awards were handed out to the best performers in each category.
Micro: A tie between The Toy Shop & Have You Seen. Honourable Mention: CIBC Wood Gundy
Small: A tie between Peterborough Green-Up & Wild Rock Outfitters. Honourable Mention: Tridont Family Dentistry
Medium: Parks Canada, Trent-Severn Waterway. Honourable Mention: Swish Maintenance
Large: Wal-Mart. Honourable Mention: Ontario Public Service: Robinson Place
100% of employees taking part: Sticklings Bakery & Studio-N
- Walking Trips: 8995
- Cycling Trips: 8881
- Busing Trips: 3423
- Carpooling Trips: 11263
- Telecommute Trips: 548
- Total Kilometers: 261,287km