November 10, 2008

Grand Valley State University has greenest commuters

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., topped seven other Michigan colleges and universities in the Campus Commuter Challenge, with the most alternative commutes among students, faculty and staff during the week of Sept. 22.

The competition, sponsored by GreenRide through The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) in Grand Rapids, measured the number of trips to and from campus without the use of cars occupied by one person.

Grand Valley competed against Michigan State University; Cooley Law School, Lansing; Henry Ford Community College; Lansing Community College; Oakland University; University of Michigan, Dearborn; and Wayne State University.

Grand Valley beat out second-place Michigan State by more than 25 percent. “We are so proud of the campus community,” said Erin Babson, operations manager for Pew Campus andRegional Centers at Grand Valley. “This is another way Grand Valley has proven to be sustainability oriented.”

This was Grand Valley’s first year competing in the Campus Commuter Challenge.

 

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