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Travel together to meetings

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Travel to meetings and to work with your co-workers. It's efficient, it saves energy and it slows global warming.

The impact of our carbon emissions is causing increased global warming and our modes of transport (especially the car) contribute significantly to these emissions. By 'car pooling' with your co-workers, you'll immediately halve your emissions in one easy step.

This will also cut business costs and allow you to spend more 'face time' with your work colleagues.

How to do it now!

Communication and co-ordination are the keys to making your work travel more efficient. Here are some quick tips to help make it an easy process.

Organise to share transport to external meetings - When you are involved in or are organising an external meeting, take responsibility for organising a single car to take the participants to it together; do it as part of the meeting planning.

Communicate regular journeys to all staff - Ask others if they are in need of or able to provide transport. Think not only about meetings, but whether you could travel to and from work with others.

Explore alternative transport to the car - Can you ride a bike or catch public transport to the meeting? Both of these transport modes can be significantly more efficient and, in the case of the bike, will also give you your daily exercise hit.

Wyong Shire Council Leading by Example

Council runs many internal training sections which helps minimise the need for staff to travel long distances for training etc.  However, many meeting do require staff to travel out of the region. Car pooling or utilising the nearby Wyong railway station are great ways to take a more sustainable approach to reaching your meeting destination. Another initiative is staff car pooling to travel to and from work.

Why is this action important?

Reducing the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere is critical if we are to address climate change and the environmental havoc it is causing. In addition, by car pooling you can save your organisation hundreds of dollars per year, get to drive less and hopefully get to know some interesting people.