Earth Week tips - Alternative transportation with Kacie Gerard

Throughout Earth Week Week 2011, the UNMC LiveGreen team will present tips from employees on how they conserve energy and resources at home and work.

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Kacie Gerard
Employees are encouraged to try these tips.

Today, Kacie Gerard, special events associate in the department of public relations, discusses a tip related to today's theme of alternative transportation.

Why are you involved with UNMC LiveGreen?

I believe it is important for people to be involved because every effort helps. Even for the people who cannot be involved with UNMC LiveGreen, they can still be educated and that's the great thing about this group. Helping educate our colleagues to help UNMC have a greener future to me is worth it.

How did you get to work today?

Did you take an alternative method to get to work today? Tell us about it at livegreen@unmc.edu.

How do you regularly use alternative transportation?

In the spring and summer months instead of driving to work, I ride my bike to the office every Friday. I am lucky that I live pretty close and can ride here in about 15 minutes. It doesn't take a lot of effort and it's a great way to energize me for the day. Not only do I just use alternative transportation to get myself to work on Fridays, I can also be found biking to the Aksarben Farmers Market, down to the river front to cheer on the Omaha Marathon runners, Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing and up to Dundee for Dundee Days. Not only does it save me money but I get a workout and am helping the environment all in one!

View additional resources about how to save energy at home and at work.


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kacie baum
April 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM

for reals. worst.picture.EVER. :)