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“GEORGIA COMMUTE OPTIONS” HELPS TAKE THE EDGE OF GETTING TO WORK

Snow storm Gainesville

The intersection of Jesse Jewell and Limestone Parkway (Gainesville) during a previous winter storm. Getting help from GCO can help ease the stress of driving in these conditions. Photo: R. Kiefer

It won’t be long now before Georgia winter shows its teeth again.  Whether you study or work at one of Brenau’s Gainesville locations, or in Norcross or Fairburn, the Greater Atlanta area has made driving difficult with ever-increasing volumes of traffic.  The winter storms we can expect during the next 3 months are going to bring additional hazards, delays, and stress for all motorists.

Long-term solutions such as increased transit services, roadway improvements, and enhanced safety engineering take time and planning.  Immediate remedies are offered by Georgia Commute Options (GCO) with free services to help commuters and their employers deal with traffic congestion in our region.  By removing cars from the road, we can reduce traffic congestion.  And we don’t have to do it alone.

The program offers the following incentives:

  •  $3 a Day – by switching from driving alone, you can earn $3 a day, up to $100. Commuters who live or work in any of the following Georgia counties are eligible: Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton.
  •  $25 Prizes – when you log clean commute trips with Georgia Commute Options, you are entered into a monthly drawing to win a $25 gift card
  •  $40-$60 Gas Cards – carpools of 3 or more people can receive monthly gas cards from $40-$60.

gco_smallGCO also provides a free ride-matching service to assist in finding carpool partners, identify the best transit routes, and provide a Guaranteed Ride Home service if you ever have an emergency or get stuck at work and can’t take your normal ride home.

To get involved, you only need to carpool, vanpool, ride transit, telework, walk or bike to work. Detailed information about GCO’s incentive programs and other free services is available at gacommuteoptions.com or by contacting Rudi Kiefer, Director of Sustainability, email rkiefer@brenau.edu.

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TREES, THE URBAN LANDSCAPE, AND URBAN FOREST STRIKE TEAMS

Video:  Joan Scales of the Georgia Forestry Commission talks about trees, the urban landscape, and Urban Forest Strike Teams.

Note: this was one in a series of lunchtime talks. Please excuse the background noise from the cafeteria.

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An opportunity for an unforgettable experience in 2015:  Brenau in Guatemala !

For more information, go to our special web pages, or contact Dr. Rudi Kiefer, Director of Sustainability –  rkiefer@brenau.edu

Guatemala 2015 poster

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