The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States

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Green Commute Challenge

During the week of Monday April 16th to Sunday, April 22nd, employees from eight of the largest employers in Key West will be earning points for reporting how green they travelled to and from work.

The 4th Annual Green Commute Challenge sets a rivalry between the city’s largest employers because those employers can make the most difference in going green. This year’s challengers include: City of Key West, Florida Department of Health, Southernmost Beach Resort, Florida Keys Community College, Monroe County School District, Tropical Soup Group and Monroe County. Returning to the competition this year is the U.S. Coast Guard.

Human-powered commuting (walking, biking, skateboarding, etc.) gains the most points, but the challenge rewards everyone for being a part of the competition. Single drivers are encouraged to carpool to earn more points, and this year there will be double point bonus days for employees that take the bus to work.

In 2017, over 900 employees across 10 employers rose to the challenge, with 43 percent of participants using self-power to get to work at least one day. Standout participants included Tropical Soup group, who reported 35 percent of its employees biking and 14 percent walking. Southernmost Beach Resort, the Grand Prize winner two years in a row, received their name engraved on the travelling plaque and will be defending their title.