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Commute for Change

Wednesday 05 July 2017

Commute for Change

On World Environment Day the University celebrated a momentous year for sustainable travel, underpinned by the Commute for Change campaign.

In response to the results of our travel to work survey, Commute for Change was launched to raise awareness of the transport initiatives offered at the University and to get people thinking about the environmental impacts of their travel. Working with the Students' Union and Green Champion Network, key messages and initiatives were promoted to staff and students. From cycling to public transport, the year-long campaign focused on the various modes of transport throughout the year. This included

  • sustainable transport partnership Inmotion! attending the Collegiate Freshers' Fair
  • Inmotion! hosting drop in travel surgeries at the University that offered expert advice, route planning and a free 7 day travel ticket for current drivers to trial their local public transport route
  • supporting Sheffield wide activity initiative Move More and hosting Move More Varsity and workplace challenges
  • promotion of local walking routes and encouraging walking between our campuses
  • Bike Doctor services and bike maintenance classes for cyclists, delivered by local retailer Bike Rehab
  • promotion of the Cycle Boost scheme to get staff and students pedalling

To conclude the Commute for Change campaign, the University held a Sustainable Travel fair on World Environment Day. External parties who had supported the campaign were in attendance including Inmotion!, Supertram, Move More and Pedal Ready. Representatives from Nissan also came to promote the Nissan Leaf, with an exclusive offer for our staff.  Furthermore, the Green Champion of the year was crowned for their outstanding contribution to the network at an exclusive Green Champions breakfast event. Bringing together all of the year's activities, World Environment day was a fantastic celebration of the University's environmental accomplishments in 2017.

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