Great Race for Clean Air

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Great Race for Clean Air

Join us for the Great Race for Clean Air! This friendly competition among Bay Area employers determines who will reign as the company with the best Bay Area commuters. It encourages employees to commute via transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, or bicycling – anything but driving alone to work - in order to reduce air pollution in our region. 

During the last two-month Great Race for Clean Air in 2014, employees at participating Bay Area companies saved approximately 773,225 pounds of carbon dioxide. Help us save even more in 2015 by signing up to participate!

The Great Race runs from September 1 through October 31, 2015.  Register now to join! Employers who want to participate need to register the company before their employees can join the Great Race. 

Once your company is registered, you will receive a welcome packet that includes posters and a series of email messages you can use to promote the Great Race for Clean Air. Starting September 1, employees can track their commute trips and measure CO2 savings using 511 Rideshare’s online Trip Diary.

The Great Race for Clean Air is conducted in partnership with 511 Rideshare,, 511 Contra Costa, the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Solano-Napa Commuter Information.

All participating employees will be eligible for weekly prize drawings for gift cards.

Companies can win in the following categories:

  • Highest average of “clean commute days” logged by participating employees 
  • Highest CO2 savings overall
  • Highest employee participation rate (minimum 5% participation threshold) 

Company participation awards are given in 5 size categories: 

  • Mini companies with 1-25 employees
  • Small companies with 26-100 employees
  • Mid-size companies with 101-500 employees
  • Large companies with 501-1,000 employees
  • XL companies with 1,001 or more employees

Individuals can win in the following categories (one winner per participating county):

  • Highest number of “clean commute days”
  • Highest CO2 savings

Winning companies will be recognized at a local Board of Supervisors meeting or at another event of their choosing. Every participating employer receives a certificate of participation.

View the complete list of 2014 Great Race for Clean Air winners.


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