Sustainability Coordinator Michael Orr accepts prize for top university/college participation in eco-friendly commuting
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
In the Colleges and Universities Category, Lesley was lauded for having the highest percentage of faculty and staff “check-ins” and the highest proportion of “green switches,” where people eschew their cars in favor of more sustainable transportation — like commuter rail, walking or riding a bicycle, for their commute to work.
Other schools competing for the award included Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Simmons College.
“Walk/Ride Day is a great opportunity to build community, experiment with a different mode of commuting and reduce our global footprint,” said Michael Orr, sustainability coordinator for Lesley University. “Personally, I like to bike to and from work because I get the benefits of independence and speed similar to a car, but the exercise and connection with nature similar to walking.”
The Green Streets Initiative award recognizes Lesley’s embrace of “green” transportation, and it reflects one important aspect of Lesley’s broad commitment to sustainable practices and initiatives.
“I encourage each of our faculty, staff and students — and people everywhere — to participate in Walk/Ride Day or otherwise undertake a commute that might take them out of their comfort zone, yet provides peace of mind knowing they have reduced their impact on climate change,” Orr notes.
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