One Tonne of Greenhouse Gases Prevented during Commuter Challenge

 

During the National Commuter Challenge, which ran June 2-6, a team of City of Victoria staff left their own cars at home and biked, walked, took transit or carpooled into work.  As a result of these sustainable transportation choices, more than one tonne of greenhouse gases were prevented.  The City of Victoria won the “Most Greenhouse Gases Avoided” award for the top organization in British Columbia, outside of Metro Vancouver.

The City of Victoria also logged the highest participation rate for an organization in Greater Victoria, representing 52% of all Commuter Challenge participants in the Capital Region.  The team of 121 staff also placed second at the national level, for Canadian cities with populations under 100,000. 

During the week staff logged 7,682 km of travel.  Over 3,000 km were made by bike, 2,300 km by transit, 500 km by foot and 1,200 km by carpooling. Together they burned 120,000 calories and saved 600 litres in fuel. Read more about the Commuter Challenge.

Learn more about climate action at the City of Victoria here.