Carpool, take transit or bike for prizes during Clean Air Commute Week

Are you Yorkwise?

York University’s Transportation Services, in conjunction with Smart Commute – North Toronto, Vaughan, is participating in Pollution Probe’s Clean Air Commute 2008 taking place next week across the Greater Toronto Area. One lucky member of the York community who chooses to commute to work in a sustainable fashion next week will win a mountain bike for their efforts to improve the quality of the air.

Transportation Services is challenging faculty, staff and students at York to get involved in the annual Clean Air Commute and play a part in making Canada’s air cleaner. Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing our planet. By working together and improving commuting choices, York faculty, staff and students can help reduce smog and do their bit to fight climate change. It’s easier than you think.

A few small changes in your daily routine can help contribute to cleaner air. Even if you participate in the challenge for one day, you are still helping the cause and can still win a prize for your efforts.

Carpool, take transit, cycle, walk, or tune up your car and properly inflate your tires to participate and help improve air quality.

Prizes include:

  • A Raleigh Mountain Bike, awarded by Transportation Services to a York faculty or staff participant.
  • Three grand prizes from Pollution Probe, available to all GTA participants, including a seven-night Caribbean cruise.

How can you take part in the Clean Air Commute?

During the week of June 23 to 27, make sure to clean air commute to work or school as often as you can. Download a diary card in PDF form here or collect a card from the Parking Services Office at 222 William Small Centre, Keele campus, or at the Glendon Greenhouse, Glendon campus. Cards are also available from the GO Train shuttle bus.

Fill out the card and submit it by the end of the week for your chance to be entered into the prize draws. Return your completed diary card to or send via interoffice mail to Transportation Services, 216 William Small Centre, Keele campus.

For more information, contact or visit the Pollution Probe Web site.

To find carpool partners for the Clean Air Commute, see the Smart Commute North Toronto, Vaughan Web site and visit the Carpool Zone for York University.