Register as a Smart Commuter and Win

Visit Sustainable Columbia to learn more and register.

Sustainable Columbia defines a "Smart Commuter" as someone who chooses something other than a drive-alone commute to and from campus. Instead of driving alone, a Smart Commuter chooses a sustainable travel mode such as:

  • Public transportation like subway, bus, or ferry
  • Carpool or vanpool
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Park and ride
  • Work or study from home
  • Any combination of the above

A Smart Commuter must use a sustainable commute mode at least three times per week to qualify.

Columbia understands the importance of doing what we can to reduce traffic congestion, increase travel efficiency, and mitigate our overall environmental impact. About one third of greenhouse gas emissions are derived from the transportation sector.

This program encourages people to think about their commute and consider more sustainable and efficient travel modes, supporting the goals of Columbia’s Sustainability Plan.

When you self-register as a Smart Commuter and place the badge in your Columbia email signature, you're letting others know that a sustainable commute is important to you. By linking the badge back to the Smart Commuter web page, you are spreading online resources that will help other Columbia travelers find environmentally friendly commute options.

All registered Smart Commuters will be entered in a bi-monthly raffle to win $20 in Columbia Flex Dollars.

Visit the Sustainable Columbia website to learn more and to sign up.