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Non-Profit Hosts Earth Day Contest to Spur "Green Trips"

TransOptions wants to hear about your "Green Trip." The local non-profit is hosting Share Your Story, an Earth Day contest encouraging northwest New Jersey residents and commuters to share how they traveled around town, to school or to work in a way other than driving or riding in a car. 

All stories will be reviewed by TransOptions. Our favorites will be highlighted on this website and our Facebook page on April 22, 2013 to honor the 43rd Earth Day. The winning contestants will receive an Environmental Gift Bag containing earth-friendly items and a $25 gift card.

If you’re wondering how to have a Green Trip, there are plenty of ways! Do you take the train to work, ride the bus to school, carpool with a relative or co-worker, walk or ride a bike to the store, or telework? All of these qualify!

“Every Green Trip helps the environment by decreasing the amount pollution going into the air, reducing traffic congestion, lowering stress and usually saving money, too,” comments John F. Ciaffone, TransOptions’ President. “We hope that Share Your Story engages commuters and residents and motivates them to take a Green Trip as a regular occurrence,” he adds.

Share Your Story entries can be submitted as stories, photos with a caption, or as videos through Facebook, email, or the form found here. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2013. 

As the northwest New Jersey's Transportation Management Association, TransOptions’ free programs make Green Trips easier. The non-profit is a local resource for commuters, residents, employers and municipalities interested in carpools and vanpools, train and bus schedule information, Park & Ride locations, renting bicycle lockers at Morris County train stations as well as environmental education classes and bicycle and pedestrian safety programs.

Learn more about TransOptions’ free programs on this website, on Facebook or call (973) 267-7600.