Ten B2W Software employees took on the commuteSMART Seacoast challenge in May, leaving their cars at home and commuting to work on foot, bike or public transportation. The group racked up 899 commuting miles, keeping 826 pounds of CO2 out of the environment and saving an estimated $512.
Charlie Nickel (Technical Writer) organized the B2W team. Members included Steve Gaudreau (Software Engineer), Jeremy Onysko (B2W Inform Program Manager), Greg Norris and Jen Caesar (Marketing), David Flynn (Finance), Brian Cocozziello (QA engineer), John Desmond (Trainer) and Ze Yu (UX Design Intern). Several continue to walk and bike to work on a regular basis.
commuteSMART Seacoast promotes the environmental, economic and health benefits of carpooling, public transportation, bicycling, walking and teleworking in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. The goal of the challenge was to reduce the frequency of people driving alone to work, a major factor in greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestions and stress, according to the group. A total of 54 teams from area businesses, schools and other organizations participated in the challenge and logged more than 9,000 sustainable trips in May totaling 176,000 miles.