Sustainability is a key concern for companies today. With the transportation sector being responsible for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s crucial that companies find ways to reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainable mobility at work.
Why is sustainable mobility important?
Sustainable mobility refers to the use of environmentally friendly transportation options, such as walking, biking, or public transit, instead of driving alone in a car.
Take a look at a few reasons why sustainable mobility is important:
1. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
Transport has the highest reliance on fossil fuels of any sector and accounted for 37% of CO2 emissions from end use sectors in 2021. Engaging in sustainable mobility can help companies reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
2. Improves air quality
Vehicles emit a range of pollutants that can have negative impacts on human health. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is responsible for 7 million premature deaths each year. Reducing the number of cars on the road through sustainable mobility options can improve air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses.
3. Promotes physical activity
Promoting sustainable transportation options like walking and biking can have numerous health benefits for employees. By encouraging physical activity through sustainable commuting, companies can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and obesity among their workforce.
4. Saves money
The use of sustainable transportation options like walking, biking, and public transit can lead to significant cost savings. Cars can be expensive to own and maintain, in fact, the American Public Transportation Association estimates that a household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and living with one less car.
The Move Against Carbon Challenge is an excellent opportunity for organizations to promote sustainable mobility and encourage their employees to make more environmentally friendly transportation choices.
What is the Move Against Carbon Challenge?
The Move Against Carbon Challenge offers companies an engaging solution to promote sustainable mobility among their workforce in honor of European Mobility Week and World Car Free Day.
Companies can pick a carbon footprint goal and employees will work together to reach it by partaking in activities focused around sustainable mobility. Examples include walking to work, carpooling, walking your dog, taking public transportation, biking with friends, and much more.
Plus, employees can engage with each other throughout the challenge. They get to share photos, exchange virtual high fives, compete on leaderboards, chat in clubs, and even set and track their own personal sustainability goals.
Measure your carbon footprint with Tapio
atlasGO has partnered with Tapio to help companies measure how much the Move Against Carbon Challenge improves their carbon footprint.
Companies who participate will receive:
• A certificate acknowledging their carbon reduction efforts and positive impact on employee habits and engagement.
• A corporate goal measured in CO2 avoided if employees change their commuting habits.
• A complete Tapio report at the end of their challenge.
• A before and after analysis of their carbon footprint as a company (only on request).
Success from last year’s sustainable mobility Challenge
The 2022 Move Against Carbon Challenge achieved significant success with participating companies preventing the release of 7.7 tons of CO2 emissions. That’s equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by 15,000 vegetarian meals!
How to participate to the sustainable mobility Challenge in 2023
If your company is looking to participate in the 2023 Move Against Carbon Challenge or are interested in learning more, simply fill out the form located at the bottom of this page. Don’t miss out – join in on the impact this year!
Move against carbon with sustainable mobility
The Move Against Carbon Challenge is more than just a fun competition among colleagues. It’s an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the environment and promote corporate sustainability.
By participating in the challenge, organizations can:
• Raise awareness about the importance of sustainable mobility.
• Encourage employees to adopt sustainable transportation habits.
• Reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
• Promote health and wellness among employees.
• Build team spirit and foster a sense of community among employees.
Plus, Tapio provides valuable insights into the environmental impact of an organization’s transportation choices, which can inform future sustainability efforts.
The Move Against Carbon Challenge, in partnership with Tapio, is a fun and engaging way for organizations to promote sustainable mobility and encourage their employees to make more environmentally friendly transportation choices.
Sign up for the challenge today and help create a more sustainable future for your organization. Head over to the Move Against Carbon Challenge registration page for more information and to get started.
Written by Kelly Baker, Content Marketing at atlasGO