Clean Commute: Let’s Join the Movement
May 09, 2014
by EmPower Solar
At EmPower Solar, we are driven by a commitment to clean energy. It’s even listed in the EmPowering Way philosophy. This stems from our honest opinion that embracing clean energy will lead to a more prosperous, healthy, and civil world. This is why we’re excited to participate in Clean Commute Day on Friday, May 16.
It’s easy to jump in the car each morning and meander to work, but is this the best option? Maybe it is, but we want to challenge this idea, and we want you to join us!
Conveniently, Clean Commute Day is also the same day as Bike to Work Day! We are proud to say that our Solar Sales Professional Glenn Drost is one of the 0.5% people in New York who choose to ride their bicycles to work on a regular basis, according to The League of American Bicyclists. And, even if it’s only for one day this year, we are going to join the minority!
Bicycling is a healthy, clean way to commute to work, but what if you don’t own a bike.
Well, then you should probably join one of the many hybrid and electric vehicle owners at EmPower Solar, including Solar Sales Professionals Ed Olsen and Christina Mathieson, Solar Designer Ryan Quinn, CEO David Schieren, and COO Greg Sachs.
Many of our EmPowered clients have chosen to invest in electric vehicles as well, and are using the power of the sun to charge their cars! Wow, now that’s a great way to save money and enjoy a clean commute every day!
If you are not in the market for a car, opt to carpool or choose mass transit. Here are some local options:
- MTA: Subway, LIRR, Metro-North, and NYC Buses
- NICE Bus: Nassau Inter-County Express
- Suffolk Transit: Suffolk County Transportation
Do you love the idea of bicycling, but still never learned? Check this off your bucket list for free. Bike New York offers adult Learn to Ride classes, as well as numerous other courses like Bicycling Basics and Street Skills Class.
Join the movement and please share your photos and experiences!
Show your participation on Facebook or give us a shout on Twitter (@empowersolar).
Don’t forget to use the hashtag: #EmPoweredCommuter
Did you love Bike to Work Day? Then you’re in for a treat because May is National Bike Month.