For Employers - Green Commute Challenge


Why your company should participate in the Green Commute Challenge

Showcase your company’s environmental leadership while encouraging employees to explore money-saving commute options. Employees who regularly take alternatives to driving alone save money and experience less stress. And active transportation choices like walking and cycling contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

In 2017, Green Commute Challenge participants collectively reduced driving by over 480,000 miles, saved more than $97,000 and prevented 380,000 pounds of pollutants. That goes to show how many small actions add up to a big impact. We hope your company will join us to make next year’s challenge the best yet!

Encourage employees to choose alternatives to driving alone

Rideshare staff will provide you with informational brochures to distribute to employees. RideshareKC has information about most alternative commute choices — carpool, vanpool, transit, cycling, walking and telework.

Contest Updates

Each week, Rideshare staff will email a weekly update to all participants of the Green Commute Challenge. This update will include a list of weekly prize winners, a tally of team points in each size category, a summary of miles and emissions reduced to date, interesting facts about alternative transportation and profiles of area Green Commuters.

(Hint: Ask your IT department to whitelist so participants will be able to receive these updates and other communications.)


Teams compete against employers of a similar size to see who can log the most Green Commute trips. Top performing teams in each size category will be recognized and given an award at the closing celebration.