Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

California State University, Chico
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eli Goodsell
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Associated Students Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The AS Alternative Transportation Program is intended to improve the lifestyle of AS employees and encourage environmental awareness. Encouraging employees to use alternative forms of transportation as a means of getting to work will allow employees to rely less on their car and become more comfortable with incorporating alternative modes of transportation into their everyday lives.

Through this program employees will be educated on the negative impacts the automobile has on the environment and how switching to alternative transportation can improve their personal health and the health of the environment.

This program will encourage and incentivize AS employees to utilize alternative modes (bus, bike, carpool) of transportation during their work commute. The program will be developed to focus on AS career employees for the first year and then be expanded for all AS career and student employees. Targeting career employees first will influence individuals with more longevity in the AS, as well as create role models for student employees.

AS Sustainability will work with employees individually to develop the best alternative transportation plan for them, addressing any concerns the employee might have and provide the safest route possible to and from work. Bus stops/times and potential carpool partners will be identified in this plan. These individual transportation plans will include estimated cost savings (time, gas, maintenance, etc.) for the employee.

All employees who sign up for the Alternative Transportation Team will be recognized on a public plaque located in the lobby of the BMU. Members of the team will fall into one of four tiers (bronze, silver, gold or platinum) depending on their commitment to using alternative transportation.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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