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Join AACOG’s Clean Air Challenge!

By Nicholas Jones | Mar 31 2016

AACOG Walk and Roll

Each year, the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) conducts its Walk & Roll Challenge to draw attention to the link between transportation and air quality, to encourage new and healthier transportation habits, and to recognize employers committed to cleaner air and healthier living. In previous years, the Walk & Roll Challenge decreased the number of vehicle miles traveled in the Alamo area by over 1 million miles and smog-producing emissions were reduced by over 2 tons!

Throughout May of this year, AACOG is reaching out to local employers to participate. Participating in the challenge simply involves encouraging employees to travel by means other than driving alone (e.g., carpooling, busing, biking, or walking) and to record those trips on NuRide.com. When recording trips on Nuride, employees always earn reward points that they can redeem for dozens of discounts, but during the challenge, they can win additional prizes! In addition to the prizes, it is a great way to recognize employers and individuals committed to clean air and healthy living.

We hope that you will accept the challenge this year, and, along with City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Leon Valley, and many other participating organizations, make the 2016 Challenge the most successful yet!

If you would like to register for the 2016 Walk & Roll Challenge please contact Nic Jones at njones@aacog.com or at 210-918-1299. More information may be found at www.walkandrollchallenge.com.

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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones is Clean Cities coordinator for Alamo Area Clean Cities (San Antonio) Coalition at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG). The Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition works to advance the region's economic development, energy security, and environmental and public health by promoting policies and practices that reduce foreign petroleum consumption in transportation and replace it with American made energy. Jones obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree in Management of Technology from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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