The winners were announced Sunday, Oct 25 in Ooltewah at Cambridge Square.
Check out the final 2015 MoveRight Challenge standings below. Participants had until October 5th to log trips for the challenge. The organizations in the large, medium, and small categories that logged the most green trips taken between August 1st and September 30th won.
About the Challenge:
Local employers compete to see who can log the most green trips—trips taken by walking, biking, carpooling and public transit or trips avoided by telecommuting—on iGreenTrip.org between August 1 and September 30, 2015. The winners will be announced at a special event in October, and participating employees at the winning companies will receive special prizes in addition to the regular GreenTrips rewards. See more information at GreenTripsCHA.org/MoveRight2015
2014 Challenge Recap:
Over the course of last year’s Challenge, individuals at the 13 participating companies logged over 12,000 Green Trips. “This accounts for almost 700,000 calories burned, over 152,000 miles, 4,176 gallons of gasoline saved, and over 83,000 pounds of pollution avoided,” GreenTrips Coordinator Amy Morris explained. Last year’s winners were the CHA1 Amazon Fulfillment Center, Crabtree Farms, and Skuid LLC in the large, medium and small employer categories, respectively.
The CHA1 Amazon Facility grew their membership from 3 to around 300 employees during the contest, and participants logged over 5100 trips. “Our goal was to draw attention to the program and encourage carpooling in order to reduce the traffic at Enterprise South during the 4th quarter when Amazon’s workforce multiplies and impacts traffic for everyone in the Volkswagen/Enterprise South area,” said Julyanne Culbertson, Administrative Assistant to the General Manager and GreenTrips site administrator. “It has been an ongoing effort that has resulted in terrific response from our associates and has truly minimized the traffic in the Enterprise South area during the (2014) holiday season.”
The other local businesses that participated in the Challenge were Blue Cross Blue Shield TN, City of Chattanooga, EPB, Hamilton County, TVA, Unum, Whirlpool Corporation, Ivy Academy, green|spaces, and River City Company.
GreenTrips is an ongoing program open to the public, with no cost or purchase necessary to participate. Points earned by all GreenTrips members can be redeemed for rewards from local and national providers each month. “GreenTrips encourages our community to take advantage of all the great ways to get around,” said GreenTrips Coordinator Jonathan Gibbons.
GreenTrips is a program of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, funded in part by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. It is open to anyone traveling to or from Catoosa and Hamilton Counties and the northern portion of Walker and Dade Counties. Those interested in joining the program should visit GreenTripsCHA.org or contact the GreenTrips staff at GreenTrips@Chattanooga.gov.