NC State’s Office of Sustainability won a GoTriangle Commute Challenge Award for its outreach during the six-week Smart Commute Challenge.
Participants who work for more than 100 employers in the Triangle pledged to telecommute, carpool, take the bus, bike or walk to work between April 15 and May 30. Overall, their efforts saved an estimated 77,321 gallons of gas and kept 773 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
David Dean, outreach coordinator, Lindsay Batchelor, program coordinator, and Mande Swisher, student intern, accepted the award.
“We will continue to work hard at reducing NC State University’s greenhouse gas emissions through programs such as this but need the help of everyone on campus and our community partners to accomplish our goals,” Dean said.