Commuter programs or fleet policies designed to improve air quality can earn organizations recognition
If your organization is taking steps to improve air quality through commuter benefits or fleet policies that can reduce emissions, get those efforts recognized by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) with a 2015 Clean Air Champion award.
H-GAC established the Clean Air Champion award to recognize any business, government or organization in the eight-county Houston-Galveston region that is working to improve air quality.
Winning organizations will be honored at H-GAC’s annual Clean Air Action Awards luncheon on September 10, featuring speaker Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, professor & co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
It’s free to apply. Applications are due August 24. More information, plus a link to the application, can be found here.
Organizations based out of one location (such as an office or factory) can become a Clean Air Champion by offering commuter benefits such as incentives for using ride sharing or public transit, alternate/flexible work schedules, teleworking and providing amenities for walkers and bicyclists such as showers or a cafeteria.
Organizations with fleets (including on- and off-road vehicles and equipment) can become Clean Air Champions by adopting clean fleet policies such as no idling, accelerated fleet turnover and alternative fuel use.
Clean Air Champions also get acknowledged in the Houston Business Journal; receive a digital badge; and can take advantage of assistance from H-GAC, such as web-based tracking tools for clean air programs and free training to implement or enhance commuter benefits programs and clean fleet policies.
Become a Clean Air Champion today, or get started on your own program to improve Houston’s air quality. Email Kelly Rector, transportation coordinator for The Energy Corridor District, for more information.