Transportation Week: May 24 – May 28

Welcome to week four of the Ottawa Green Business Challenge!

Monday May 24th: Let’s Bike

1 point for completing this challenge 

  • Use the Let’s Bike app to measure and reduce your GHG by choosing to bike! 

Let’s Bike Submission Form


Tuesday, May 25th: Trip Chain! 

1 point for completing this challenge 

  • Try to save up all of the trips & errands you need to make by car for one day in the week. 

Trip Chain Submission Form


Wednesday, May 26th: Replace One Trip By Car With a Trip By Bike, Foot, or Public Transit  

1 point for completing this challenge 

  • Reduce your GHG impact immediately by leaving the car at home and walking, biking, or taking transit for a trip/errand that you would normally do by car  

Replace Trip Submission Form


Thursday, May 27th: Local Meal Day

1 point for completing this challenge 

  • For this challenge, try eating locally to help reduce emissions from transportation and support local businesses. The less distance your meal has to travel, the lower the associated emissions! 
  • Make it a staff social event and gather virtually to celebrate your accomplishments over the past month! 

Local Meal Submission Form

Weekly Tips

Maximize Natural Lighting

Did you know that taking advantage of natural light can lead to significant health and wellness benefits while lowering your energy consumption?

Be strategic in how you set up your home office, desk, or workspace to maximize natural light coming in. Placing your desk near a window or installing a well placed mirror can amplify natural light.

You can adjust your workspace or even your working hours seasonally to maximize the benefits and minimize your carbon footprint!

Learn more here!

Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk is a great way to cut carbon by reducing packaging (embodied carbon and waste) and reducing shipping emissions. Plus, one trip is better than ten. 

Bonus: it will likely reduce waste as staff and management begin to keep a close eye on purchasing cycles.

Learn more here!

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