Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence

Transportation Workshop

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Reducing Air Emissions from Transportation and Construction
What Boston-Area Universities and Colleges Can Do
A Workshop

Co-Sponsored by Greater Boston Breathes Better
Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence
And the Boston Consortium

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

Greater Boston Breathes Better (GB3), The Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (C2E2), and the Boston Consortium hosted a practical, informative, workshop on the variety of actions local universities and colleges can take to reduce air pollution from transportation and construction sources.

At the workshop, participants heard about U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs you can utilize to reduce emissions, cut costs, and improve air quality. Attendees also heard from institutions in and around Boston about what actions they’ve taken to improve air quality.

For instance, did you know that:

• Harvard University, as part of its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project (AFVP), is using biodiesel in its shuttle buses to reduce emissions and decrease dependence on foreign oil. Twenty-five diesel vehicles are using the new fuel.

• MIT has received national recognition for encouraging its employees to commute to work in ways that reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. They offer a commuter benefits package that includes a transit subsidy, ZipCar discounts, preferred parking for carpoolers, ridesharing assistance, discounts on a hybrid vehicle airport shuttle, and a guaranteed ride home in the event of an emergency.

Review the Meeting Summary and the Presentations for a full understanding of the day’s events.