Pancakes kick off Commuter Challenge
Commuter Heroes are individuals nominated by their fellow employees and students for their ongoing commitment to sustainable and active transportation.
A pancake breakfast this morning (Friday) launched McMaster's participation in the National Commuter Challenge, taking place June 5-11, 2005.
The McMaster community is encouraged to pledge to participate in the Challenge. When you "pledge" you're making a commitment to do one of three things:
- try an alternative to driving alone at least one day during the Challenge
- continue what you always do--ride the bus, walk, cycle or rideshare
- do your share after work hours or on the weekend, or do something to make your car-commute more environmentally friendly during the week (drive the posted speed limit, properly inflate your car tires, get a tune-up, avoid idling when not in traffic, etc.)
Pledge to participate in the Challenge by filling out an online form at http://act.mcmaster.ca/ccpledgecard2005.htm or by approaching an enthusiastic department co-ordinator. Click here for a list of co-ordinators.
Those serving up pancakes this morning included Peter George, M.P. Russ Powers and MSU president Tommy Piribauer. At serving shift change, vice-president administration Karen Belaire took over with the help of Ward One councillor Brian McHattie.