There are many ways to lessen the impact of your business' transportation choices, including greening your company fleet, providing commuting alternatives and flexible work hours to employees, educating employees about green driving practices, and greening your company's out-of-town travel.
The following list of green transportation tips will get your company started down the right road.
- Buy discounted bus passes. Employees of Chamber members are eligible to buy bus passes for the City bus system, Transfort at a 55% savings. To learn more contact the Chamber at (970) 482-3746 or email email@example.com.
- Consider improving your vehicle fleet with hybrids or smaller fuel efficient vehicles.
- Use the SmartTrips VanGo program to car pool.
- Learn new driving techniques to increase fuel efficiency.
- Combine and plan your trips to reduce miles driven.
- Maintain your vehicles to boost fuel economy.
- Use teleconferences or web conferences rather than traveling when you can.
- Give incentives for employees who use public transportation, carpool, or ride their bikes to work.
- Bike Fort Collins
- CIty of Fort Collins Transportation Department
- North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
Environmental Defense Fund
- EDF Smart Driving Tips. This site provides guidance on how to use less fuel, reduce emissions and save money by driving smarter.
- EDF guide to greener corporate fleets. Here you'll find a 5-step framework for a cleaner corporate fleet.
- EDF Hybrid Truck Financial Incentives Guide. Learn about the financial incentive programs for purchasing hybrid trucks.
EcoDrivingUSA.This comprehensive site has green driving tips and an educational video on driving more efficiently that is suitable for employee education and training. The site has a variety of smart driving tools.
EPA Green Vehicle Guide. This is a great guide for finding fuel-efficient vehicles that meet your company's needs.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC). PBIC is a clearinghouse for information about mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists.
US Department of Energy (DOE)
- DOE Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center. This site is a wealth of resources on alternative fuels and fossil fuel reduction options and has trend and incentive information.
- DOE Clean Cities Program. The DOE Clean Cities program supports local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of fossil fuel consumption.