RideShare Delaware and The Air Quality Partnership of Delaware announced the 2019 Air Quality Awareness Champion during the Wilmington Earth Day Celebration on April 17, at Rodney Square. Bank of America received the 2nd Annual Air Quality Champion Award because of their sustainability efforts, specifically in the area of transportation. Some of Bank of America’s sustainability stand-outs include:
- Registering RideShare Delaware members – 18 members logged their clean commute trip during Air Quality Awareness Week, including several telecommuters
- Encouraging carpooling, vanpooling, biking, telework, and compressed work weeks
- Offering incentives to employees that drive alternative fuel vehicles
- Hosting RideShare Delaware clean commuting events
- Practicing energy conservation, including waste reduction programs
- Providing on-site charging stations
Dave Detrick of Chesapeake Utilities, the 2018 Air Quality Champion, shared some details about the award and presented it to Barbara Kubicki, Procurement Executive for Bank of America. An Honorable Mention Award went to the Delaware National Guard for their efforts, including providing electric vehicle charging stations, promoting RideShare Delaware to service members and staff, and creating a rooftop garden.
The mission of the Air Quality Partnership of Delaware, a public / private coalition of businesses, agencies, and individuals interested in clean air, is to raise awareness and inform Delawareans about practices that improve air quality and citizen health. You or your organization can play an important role in reducing the impact of poor air quality by working with us to educate Delawareans about simple steps that can be taken to “Do Their Share for Cleaner Air.” These steps, when taken by many people, reduce the incidence of high ozone days, resulting in a reduction in lung-related illnesses, lower health care costs, reduced employee absenteeism, and families that are happier and healthier. For more information, please contact Randi Novakoff at 302-737-6205 ext. 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RideShare Delaware is dedicated to making Delaware a greener place to live and work by reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) on Delaware’s highways. We aim to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and lower vehicle emissions on Delaware’s roadways. We assist employers and commuters with finding solutions and using alternative modes of transportation. For more information, call RideShare Delaware at 1-888-743-3628 or visit RideShareDelaware.org.