9th Annual Shifting Gears Workplace Transportation Challenge
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 to Thursday, May 31, 2012
Shifting Gears is a month-long competition created to inspire Peterborough area employers, employees, and individuals to use active modes of commuting, such as walking and biking, as well as public transit and ride sharing.
“Walking and cycling to work is one of the easiest ways to get the 150 minutes of physical activity per week recommended by Health Canada,” said Shifting Gears Ambassador Brianna Salmon. “Carpooling and taking transit are great ways to save money on gas. Working from home counts too and studies show that employees who work from home one or two days a week are happier and more productive.”
There are many reasons to participate in Shifting Gears, both as an employer and an employee, with the benefits ranging from better personal health and air quality to lowered family transportation costs and reduced demand on parking spaces.
Every employee can participate in Shifting Gears by signing up as an individual or through their workplace at www.peterboroughmoves.com.
Employees who participate in the program can order a free walking, cycling or transit kit to help them shift gears. Quantities are limited, so register early! All participants also qualify for grand prizes, including the Grand Prize of a $750 gift certificate for Resorts of Ontario.
Shifting Gears is a program of Peterborough Green-Up, the City of Peterborough, Wild Rock Outfitters, and the Peterborough County-City Health Unit and receives funding from Patagonia.
For more information on Shifting Gears, please visit www.peterboroughmoves.com or contact Brianna Salmon at Peterborough Green-Up, 705.745.3238 ext. 203 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.