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WAY 2 GO MAINE 2018

Released: 11/01/2018

In celebration of National Rideshare Month, commuters from workplaces across Maine competed to take the most green commutes to work, for the WAY 2 GO MAINE Challenge. This fun, free event encourages Mainers to try commuting to work in a “green” fashion, including walking, taking the bus or train, biking, carpooling and telecommuting rather than driving alone. Participants were rewarded during the month with free prizes and their green commutes were highlighted through photos and stories as a way to encourage competition. The Way 2 GO MAINE Challenge is also an opportunity to celebrate those who already use green commutes.

This is the second year of the event, run by GO MAINE, a program of the Maine Turnpike Authority and the MaineDOT, whose mission it is to promote healthy, economical and eco-friendly ways to get to work. This year GO MAINE also awarded a prize to a “Rock Star Rookie”, for an employer competing for the first time with an abundance of enthusiasm.

This year’s winners are:
Greener Trips
                XXL Organization- Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth
                XL Organization- Tyler Technologies
                Large Organization- Maine College of Art
                Medium Organization-Gulf of Maine Research Institute
                Small Organization- ESRI
 
New GO MAINE Members
                XXL Organization- University of New England
                XL Organization- Tyler Technologies
                Large Organization- Maine College of Art
                Medium Organization- Gulf of Maine Research Institute
                Small Organization- ESRI
 
Most Team Spirit- Greater Portland Council of Governments
Rock Star Rookie- Diversified Communications
 
For winning employer in each category, GO MAINE is making a donation in their name to the Maine Environmental Education Association.