VersionOne Tackles Georgia’s Air Quality and Commuting Cost Challenges
VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools, today announced that it has signed on to partner with The Clean Air Campaign, a Georgia non-profit, as part of a statewide strategic initiative to curb air pollution by reducing employee commute trips.
“We are constantly evaluating new ideas that enable a greener workplace, create cost savings and build positive morale”
In metro Atlanta, over half of all smog-forming emissions come from the tailpipes of vehicles. The goal of the partnership is to foster greater use of alternatives to driving alone by creating more options for employees, such as carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking and riding transit. These options improve air quality and offer opportunities for employees to save money on commuting costs and help to improve work-life balance.
“We are constantly evaluating new ideas that enable a greener workplace, create cost savings and build positive morale,” said Robert Holler, CEO of VersionOne. “Partnering with The Clean Air Campaign puts us in position to make our organization stronger while we proactively address traffic and air pollution challenges in our community.”
The Clean Air Campaign works with employers to design and implement commute options programs, backed by a full slate of tools to support commuters. Some examples of these resources include: helping employees find potential carpool and vanpool partners who live and work near each other to share the ride; offering participants a Guaranteed Ride Home that can be used on days when workers have to leave work earlier or later due to expected events and can’t catch their normal ride home; paying commuters $3 a day – up to $100 – to make the switch from driving alone; rewarding carpools of three or more with $40 to $60 in monthly gas cards; awarding $25 prizes to commuters who document their use of commute alternatives.
Clean Air Campaign programs – and the employers and commuters who participate in them – help the state of Georgia eliminate 1.4 million vehicle miles of travel and keep 700 tons of pollution out of the air we breathe, while saving employees $574,000 on commute costs.
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About The Clean Air Campaign
The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that works with Georgia’s employers, commuters and schools to encourage actions that result in less traffic congestion and better air quality. These commute option programs are conducted in partnership with The Georgia Department of Transportation and more than 1,600 Georgia employers.
The Clean Air Campaign, along with its associate organizations, partners with employers to create custom commute options programs; and annually helps tens of thousands of commuters find commute alternatives that work for them, providing financial incentives to get them started. The Clean Air Campaign also protects public health by distributing Smog Alerts and empowers students, parents and teachers to play a positive role in reducing traffic and cleaning the air through a multi-faceted education program reaching elementary, middle and high schools.
Each day, these programs reduce 1.4 million miles of vehicle travel and keep 700 tons of pollution out of the air we breathe. For more information, call 1-877-CLEANAIR (1-877-253-2624) or visit www.CleanAirCampaign.org.