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Thursday, September 29th is "Crazy, Sustainable Commute" Day 2011

September 16, 2011

Thursday September 29th is the

Crazy Sustainable Commute 2011

Join us for a one-day challenge in having some serious fun getting to work or school!

The Crazy Sustainable Commute is a campaign to get us all thinking creatively about fun ecofriendly

alternatives for our daily travel. We hope to inspire commuters, particularly those who

normally travel by car, to find a different way of getting to work or school for one day. The

whole point is to have fun commuting while also reducing our use of fossil fuel consumption in

our methods of transportation.

See what some of the Crazy Sustainable Commuters did last year:

Some inspired Vancouver Aquarium employees (and a Beluga whale) cartwheeled to the


A team from Fairware dressed for the occasion and rode to work together on tiny bikes.

One sustainable-living Vancouverite got goofy and walked backwards to work, with his

clothes on backwards.

And Steve, the brain behind the Crazy Sustainable Commute, canoed and portaged his way

to and from work that day.

Keep an eye on our website for this year’s crazy promotional video involving chickens!

Everyone has a different measure of crazy, so just try something fun and new that works for you.

Challenge yourself, your colleagues or your competition. Save money, get healthy, and become a

leader in sustainability at your workplace or school. Think outside the car. The more creative and

unique your ideas are, the greater our collective impact will be.

Try the separated bike lanes downtown or any of the cycling routes throughout the city.

Use a carpool or public transit for a day instead of driving alone.

If you already bike or walk to school, kick up the fun factor and commute on rollerblades, a

unicycle, or even by canoe!

Sign up, tell us your crazy idea for commuting this September 29th and see what others are

planning for this year’s Crazy Sustainable Commute.

We all need to work together to reduce our carbon footprint. Finding alternative transportation

options to the single occupancy vehicle is one of our biggest challenges today and for the future.

Each small step to reduce carbon emissions is one big step closer to a healthier planet and a

healthier you.

The Crazy Sustainable Commute was created in June 2010 by Steve Unger and a group of

friends, colleagues and collaborators in Vancouver, Canada to raise awareness on taking

sustainable transportation. Steve is an Ambassador for the David Suzuki Foundation’s At Work

program and co-creator of the Green Cafés, designed to share knowledge and best practices

around workplace sustainability.

For more info contact:

Join us on Facebook at:

Follow us on Twitter: @CrazySustCommut or #CSC2011

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