Join us and help make a “green” difference!
You can again marshal your energy to collaborate with fellow MCC employees and students this summer in the annual Green Commute Challenge. It’s a chance to get outside, save money and help save the environment. You’ll be eligible to win prizes as well!
The Green Commute Challenge, hosted by the Mid-America Regional Council, starts June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. It showcases environmental leadership while encouraging citizens to explore money-saving commuting options. For twelve weeks during the height of the ozone season, you are encouraged to explore alternatives to driving alone – carpool, bus, streetcar, vanpool, cycling, walking and telecommuting.
Are you ready for the Challenge? Let’s go!
Here’s how to get involved:
To join the “MCC on the Move” team:
- Log in or sign up at RideshareKC.org
- Click on “Challenge Manager” under the “Green Commute Challenge” tab. Search for “MCC on the Move” and click the JOIN button to the left of our team name.
- You’re in! Log your Green Commute trips starting June 1.
- Watch your inbox for weekly updates — team standings, weekly winners, upcoming prizes and our collective impact.
Team members record their green commute trips to earn points for their team and get entered in drawings for daily, weekly and monthly prizes.
More cool prizes than ever before thanks to generous local businesses.
You can create your first Trip Profile by clicking on For Commuters (in blue bar), then Commute Dashboard. This might be your daily commute to work. Enter where you’re coming from and where you’re going, and you’ll see all the alternative ways to get there, such as carpools, cyclist pools and public transit (like RideKC buses).
Tell students about it, too! Their U-Pass (their MCC student ID) lets them ride KCATA buses for free.
Share on social media! When posting about the challenge, use the hashtag #GCCKC18.
If you have questions, feel free to ask Clare Otto, who is serving as MCC team leader: Clare.Otto@mcckc.edu or 816.604.1415.
Click here for more about the Green Commute Challenge.