Create a better atmosphere with Clean Air Commute 2009

Are you up to the challenge? Can you make the changes necessary to contribute nothing to pollution? York’s Parking & Transportation Services has teamed up with Smart Commute – North Toronto, Vaughan to participate in this year’s Clean Air Commute sponsored by Pollution Probe.

From June 22 to 26, you can help reduce smog and stop climate change by trying something new – a greener way of commuting to work. All those who participate will be entered into a draw for a bike, laptop or even a Caribbean cruise.

Choose your mode of commuting, sign up for your online diary card and track the amount of emissions you reduce this week. Hard copies of the diary card are also available on GO Transit vehicles and trains, and outside the Parking & Transportation Services Office at 222 William Small Centre. Submit your diary card by June 30 for your chance to win!

It only takes a few small changes to your daily routine and, even if you only clean air commute for one day, you’re still participating and can win a prize for your efforts. You can even take part just by checking the air in your tires – anything that helps reduce emissions helps clean the air!

You can participate by:

  • walking, biking or running to work;
  • taking public transit;
  • carpooling;
  • working from home;
  • tuning up your car;
  • driving an electric or natural gas vehicle;
  • or by driving a scooter or motorcycle.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the week. Check out the Smart Commute – North Toronto, Vaughan Web site for ongoing coverage of Clean Air Commute events.

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