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Hiking Spots in Connecticut: National Connecticut Day

 This week on August 10th we celebrated National Connecticut Day! As a CT based nonprofit, we feel proud to be headquartered in a state with so many different types of topography. From beaches to forests, from farmlands to mountains, we are glad to have a day to celebrate the state of Connecticut.  

We have put together a list of 5 hiking or walking trails throughout all 8 counties in Connecticut for you to check out!  

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by Isabelle Brown  | 


Should I Carpool to Work? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Sharing the ride to work is an effective way to save money, time, and stress while lowering your carbon footprint. How do you know if joining a carpool is right for your commute? 

Here are the 4 biggest questions you should be asking yourself:  

  1. Do I live near any of my coworkers?
  2. Does my commute stress me out?
  3. Would I benefit from a more economical commute mode?
  4. Do I have other options accessible to me?  

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by Isabelle Brown  | 


Top 5 Summer Car Tips

As we enter July, your carpool is likely in full swing. Let’s make sure we’re staying on top of maintenance and cleanliness to keep our vehicles in good shape this summer!  

Here are our 5 summer tips to keep your carpool cool: 

  1. Test your AC
  2. Get your air filter inspected
  3. Check tire pressure before long summer days
  4. Park in the shade
  5. Be prepared with helpful car gadgets 

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by Isabelle Brown  | 


Dump the Pump. Ride Transit!

There are so many reasons why companies should be incentivizing their employees to take transit:  

  1. Meeting air quality mitigation requirements or other environmental ordinances such as Southern California’s Rule 2202 requirements
  2. Making the commute to your workplace less stressful
  3. Saving both the organization and employees money  
  4. Gaining recognition with national agencies such as Best Workplace for Commuters 

 For individuals, even if your workplace doesn’t have a commute program like ours to incentivize people to try alternate forms of commuting, now is the perfect time to try public transit on Friday, June 17th, National Dump the Pump Day! 

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by Isabelle Brown  | 


How Biking to Work Can Change Your Life

After a great Bike to Work Week, we saw so many stories of people whose lives have changed since biking to work. Rethinking your commute can be a big step, but it’s a step that can transform more than just how you get to work. 

Think about all the positives that come with riding a bike, like physical and mental health benefits, regular exercise, getting out into nature or your community, and picking up a great hobby. Now, imagine replacing the mundane daily commute with all these great factors. That’s what Ethan Chase, a sound-mixer and editor in Culver City, CA did.

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by Isabelle Brown  |